Ben Affleck moves out of family home he shared with Jennifer Garner

Priya Joshi
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

Ben Affleck has moved out of his family home amid his ongoing divorce from Jennifer Garner.

After officially filing for divorce from the actress last month, the 44-year-old actor had been continuing to live with his estranged wife and their three children: Violet, 11, Seraphina, eight and Samuel, five.

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However, on Monday (1 May), the Live By Night star moved out into a new home 'nearby'.

A source close to Garner told E! News: "They didn't want to alarm the kids or have them feel like Ben was leaving, so he has slowly moved out over time. But, as of Monday, he will be living at his new home.

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"They really want the kids to continue with their same routine and have assured them that that's not going to change. However, in the next few weeks, they will start to spend regular time at Ben's house as well.'

The source added that the former couple are determined to ensure that, despite the move, they will still spend time together as a family. "They will continue to spend holidays together and take family vacations. Nothing is going to change from the past two years, other than that he will be living in a separate house nearby."

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'Amicable and friendly' divorce

While the celebrity couple announced their break-up as early as June, 2015 they confirmed their divorce last month, insisting they would remain 'amicable and friendly' throughout the divorce proceedings.

The insider said: "[Jennifer is] very supportive and they remain very amicable and friendly. There wasn't any arguing or divvying up of property. She was very easy-going with the whole thing and they both want what's best for each other."

While Affleck is reportedly ready to move on and experience single life again, Garner is said to be focused on her children and is not ready to date.

"Being single is a whole new world for Jen. She isn't used to not having the kids around and being able to focus on herself. She is interested in dating, but it's not a major priority," said the source.

"The kids will always come first. If she happens to meet someone, then she is open to that as well. But she isn't going to set her sights on finding someone."

Affleck and Garner ended their 10-year marriage in June of 2015, announcing the news via a joint statement. It read: "After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce.

"We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time. This will be our only comment on this private, family matter. Thank you for understanding."

Following the announcement, Garner and Affleck sparked reconciliation rumours as they continued to live together and were spotted on vacation together with their kids. The Batman actor even called his estranged wife "the world's greatest mom" in interviews, and thanked her for standing by him during his alcohol addiction treatment.

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