Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner really meant it when they said they were putting their family, which includes nine-year-old Violet, six-year-old Seraphina, and three-year-old Samuel, first: they are currently on a family vacation together. They reportedly are vacationing at a home they own in the Bahamas, where they went before publicly announcing their divorce earlier this week.
A source explained:
They got the kids out of L.A. as soon as school was out. [The Bahamas] is a place they’ve been going to for years that’s very private and special for their kids. When either of them have had work commitments they have been leaving to go fulfill them.”
That’s one way to avoid the paparazzi that you know is camped outside of their home right now! This is far better for the kids.
Jen and Ben were there on the day the announcement came out. A source said:
They were together as a family that day. The family felt it was important to be together and they were together. The family is united and, no matter what, will protect the kids. This isn’t easy for anyone and it’s devastating to Ben too. He loves his family and will always put them first.”
Jen and Ben are taking cues from another high profile split: the “conscious uncoupling” of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin.
They are going to try and model their divorce like Gwyneth and Chris. They feel like they have to be mature adults for their children’s sake and that they will figure out the healthiest way to co-parent. They want the kids lives to stay the same and to not have to change just because they aren’t going to be married anymore.”
It’s great that they’re able to put their kids first. Living together on the same Brentwood property (but in different homes on the property) will help the kids stay in close contact with both parents.
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