Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's divorce may be canceled by court as they fail to reach an agreement
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner shocked all romance-goals patrons in 2016 when they announced their split. Now, two years later, it looks like they may no go through with their divorce, but not because they have changed their minds. The couple — who had been married for 10 years before separating — are at the risk of their divorce being called off by courts unless they manage to come to an agreement.
As per documents obtained by The Blast, the former couple who share three children — Samuel, Violet, and Seraphina — are running the risk of their separation getting dismissed by court officials if they don't ‘take the appropriate steps’ soon. According to the publication, the paperwork states: "If you fail to take the appropriate steps in your case, the court may dismiss your case for delay in prosecution."
Insiders' accounts of their situation state that their settlement is 'humming along' — even though it's not exactly clear why the two stars haven't finalized their divorce yet. This is slightly surprising, considering the 45-year-old 'Batman' star has been going steady with his girlfriend Lindsay Shookus. Ever since he separated from Garner, Affleck and Shookus, 38, have reportedly been getting closer by the day.
Recently, the two were even spotted enjoying a hiking session, along with Shookus' parents and also her daughter Maddie, at a location around Santa Monica.
"Ben knows he loves Lindsay, but he wants to take things slow for the sake of his sobriety," shared an Insider with Entertainment Tonight. "He’s actually been told to take it slow and he’s heeding that advice. Ben isn’t ready to propose and has no plans to get engaged anytime soon, but Lindsay feels he is worth the wait."
As for Garner, however, moving on with life after Affleck has been hard as she admitted on CBS Sunday Morning. The 46-year-old confessed that it was all due to 'public scrutiny' which makes her feel pressured about her private life. "Scrutiny on your private life puts a pressure to make something happen," explained the '13 Going On 30' actress.
She continued: "You feel a pressure to hurry up and get married, because you think that will end the 'are they engaged or are they not?' And that’s true of the reverse as well. If there is any inkling of trouble, or if the tabloids decide that there’s trouble, it can create trouble. But, to be honest, public scrutiny – everyone says, 'oh, you had to go through this in public' – the public isn’t what’s hard. What’s hard is going through it."