After what feels like a month of Sundays, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have finally reached a settlement in their multi-million dollar divorce. This is great news for them and even better news for us. This doesn’t mean that the divorce is OVER over, but this should be the next to last post we have to read about this divorce until the final nail is hammered into the coffin of BenJen II (as opposed to l’original BenJen: Ben and Jennifer Lopez . Pour a little out for the cinematic masterpiece that is “Gigli“, my friends. Never forget!).
About a year and a half after he completed a rehab stint for alcohol issues, Ben Affleck has checked back in yesterday. I’m probably not the only one who thinks this news feels like the inevitable bookend to the one that began last week with the words: “Ben dumps his girlfriend for a 22-year-old Playboy model.”
When it was reported earlier this week that Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus had broken up after about a year of dating, and that he had moved on to a 22-year-old Playboy model, it seemed like yet another box was checked on Ben’s Mid-Life To-Do List. I’m sure anyone was surprised, and Jennifer Garner was right there with the rest of us.
There’s trouble in paradise for Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus. Well, their relationship never really seemed too hot to begin with, to be honest, so I guess I should say: There’s trouble in mediocrity for Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus.
UPDATE: E! News says that ShookLeck is no more after one year of dating, because of distance. And by that they don’t mean it was hard for her to get close to him with his peen in a Playboy model. Shookus lives in NYC and Ben mostly lives in L.A.
If Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner don’t get to steppin’, they’re going to end up being married for another few years past their expiration date as a couple. A judge already told them that if they can’t settle up PDQ, the court may call off their divorce and they will have to refile. Leading up to today, Jen’s been dragging her heels and taking her sweet time, while Ben has been tapping his toes in anticipation. And, according to US Weekly, Ben’s sobriety (or lack thereof) is the reason Jen won’t pull the trigger. Thanks to her, we may have to keep hearing about this infernal divorce for years to come.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have been done since 2015, and after much “will they/won’t they get back together” rumors, she finally filed for divorce in 2017. They live in separate houses and have even started dating other people, but their divorce hasn’t been made official yet and that’s a problem.
According to The Blast, Ben and Jen were recently advised by the Los Angeles Superior Court that their divorce case hasn’t been completed because no final judgement has been filed or entered. They’ve allegedly been warned that if they don’t get moving, the court will throw out their divorce on the basis of delaying prosecution.
Sources say that Ben and Jen have been working out the details and they’re really close to reaching a final settlement, but it’s not known why they haven’t been able to wrap things up. It might have something to do with Jen watching out for Ben’s sobriety.
Jen reportedly waited until Ben had completed his 2017 stint in rehab before filing for divorce. The last time we checked in on this situation, sources said that Jen wasn’t ready to officially sign off on their divorce until she was sure Ben had a handle on his booze issues, and that he could promise to keep their kids away from his new girlfriend Lindsay Shookus. And it sounds like Jen really isn’t in any rush. A source that spoke to People says that the current situation is fine for her at the moment.
“There is no rush here. They continue to figure out ways of working together as a family and this is what works for them. They are doing what’s best for their family.”
The tabloids will probably say that Jen isn’t in a rush to divorce because she CAN’T LET GO OF BEN, and next thing you know there’s rumors about her and Lindsay being Ben’s sister wives. For our sake I hope Jen finalizes their divorce soon, because none of us deserve to see the terrifying image of Ben’s face Photoshopped over Kody Brown’s face on the cover of a Star Magazine.