Jennifer Garner has been standing by her almost-ex-husband Ben Affleck and making sure he was on the right path to sobriety, but I guess she eventually has to dust off her hands and get back to her own life. Reports say she’s finally ready to finalize their divorce – more than three years after they called it quits.
Us Weekly says their snooping around the Los Angeles County court systems show Jennifer petitioned on October 1 to get her divorce papers pulled and sent to a private judge in order to get the process to hurry the fuck up. Even though Jen and Ben announced in the summer of 2015 they were over, it took until April of 2017 for both of them to file for divorce. I understand Ben’s side of that since I wouldn’t let the 13 Going On 30 chick go easily, either! We all know what’s been happening lately, but I’ll still refresh your memories. Ben seems to have fallen off the wagon to the point where Jennifer was part of the intervention to get him into rehab for the third time.
Jen has supposedly been by Ben’s side making sure he made it through the first few steps to clean living successfully. Sources also say she wants to make sure he’s working on sobriety and that she’s “100 percent certain that he’s clean” before they go over shit like custody. Most people probably read that and thought it was kind and mature of her to do that, and I’m sure that’s part of it. The other part is surely her thinking, “I don’t want him to find out years later that I took advantage of his penchant for gin just to get all the memorabilia from Pearl Harbor and Daredevil.”