“Jen wanted to give Ben the time and opportunity to work on his health and sobriety,” a source told the news outlet of the actor, who has struggled with addiction in past. “She isn’t in a rush.”
The Alias star, 46, and Ben, also 46, previously married in June 2005, announced their separation in June 2015, and first filed for divorce in April 2017.
They are also parents to kids Violet, 12, Seraphina, 9, and Samuel, 6, which is why Jen isn’t in a hurry to end their marriage for good. She wants him to “be the best father he can be,” the insider said. “She wants what’s best for the kids.”
However, Ben, unlike Jen, has moved on with someone else already — he has been dating girlfriend Lindsay Shookus for months now. “Ben would have liked to have finished this and closed the books sooner,” the source added. “Jen just isn’t willing to settle the custody issues until she’s 100 percent certain that he’s clean.”
The good thing about Jen and Ben’s relationship, though, is that they are very amicable and able to communicate well. “They’re good friends,” an insider previously told Us Weekly. “She wants him to be honest and he usually is. She tends to find out about things, and Ben is very open with her. They both want what’s best for the kids and have made a commitment to see that through.”
But even if it does not end up working out between the exes, we have a feeling Jen’s optimistic attitude will help her make it through. “She’s very happy and in a good place,” an insider recently told Us Weekly. “Jen’s always been very optimistic and has a glass half-full attitude even during the roughest of times.” You go, girl!