Even though it has been three years since Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced they were splitting up, the pair is reportedly still attending therapy together in hopes of becoming better co-parents for their children.
A source close to the former married couple told Life & Style — in the magazine’s latest issue, on newsstands now — that Ben, 46, and Jen, also 46, reunited for a co-parenting therapy session in California on Dec. 4. “They may not be romantically linked anymore, but Ben and Jen will always be in each other’s lives, and that’s why they’re still in counseling,” the insider said. The pair currently shares joint legal custody of their daughters, 13-year-old Violet and nine-year-old Seraphina, and their six-year-old son, Samuel.
“They’re doing it for the kids mostly, but it also helps them communicate better and co-parent more efficiently,” the source continued, adding that Ben and Jen are meeting with a therapist every month for a span of six months as part of their divorce settlement. “Even though they’ve had many problems in the past, they’re committed to raising their children the best way they can,” the insider said. “It’s a win-win situation for Ben and Jen, but especially for Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel.”
During therapy, Ben and Jen have allegedly spoken about “creating healthy boundaries.” And perhaps that has to do with the fact that Jen has been seeing a new boyfriend in John Miller, although a report recently revealed that Jennifer is “stepping back” a tad from her new relationship to focus on her family. “Jen has slowed things down with John since the word got out they were dating,” a source told Entertainment Tonight. “Jen’s children, career, and Ben are her main focus at the moment and she is not ready for anything too serious.”
But hey, looks like all this therapy is working since Ben and Jen were recently spotted attending church with their three kids. Then again, maybe therapy isn’t working and they needed help from a… um… higher power.