Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck's Divorce May Not Be Happening After All

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Surprise! Although Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck revealed that they were splitting up in 2015 (and despite recent reports that Garner would file for divorce), nothing had been made official -- and now, according to People, Garner has reportedly called off the divorce from Affleck, sparking hope for a possible reconciliation. For the last couple of years, they've remained committed to co-parenting their three kids. So, what's next for the Hollywood power couple?  


A source tells People, "Jen has called off the divorce. She really wants to work things out with Ben. They are giving things another try."

We suppose this shouldn't surprise us. The actors, both 44, have been spotted everywhere together. From church and flea markets to school drop-offs and therapy sessions, the pair always appears amicable as they put Violet, 11, Seraphina, 8, and Samuel, 5, first. 

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But just because Jen's holding off on making the split permanent doesn't necessarily mean they're totally back together.

"There is always a chance of reconciliation," the source told People. "They love each other. They also really, really love their kids, and those kids love their parents." 

Still, as much as all parties might want something to work, you can't stay together for the sake of the kids alone. Many times children are actually better off when their parents separate if the failing marriage creates a strained and tense home environment.

But, it seems like in this case, Jen and Ben are well aware of how their actions impact their kids and wouldn't want to do anything to jeopardize their well-being. 

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Affleck recently gushed about what an amazing mom Jen is, and it feels like he's really grown to appreciate the Nine Lives star rather than take her for granted. In their time apart, the Daredevil actor seems to have really put in "the work" that he famously referenced in his 2013 Oscar speech. Remember when he said:

"I want to thank you for working on our marriage for 10 Christmases. It's good, it is work, but it's the best kind of work, and there's no one I'd rather work with."
He's right, and sometimes you're more up for the "work" than at other points. While keeping up with the state of this couple's union is like boarding a roller coaster (they've had so many ups and downs), we're definitely rooting for them and their beautiful family. 
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