Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck tried their best to copy Goop – uh, sorry, Gwyneth Paltrow – when they perfected the art of the amicable divorce. After Ben allegedly cheated on Jennifer with none other than the Nanny of the Year, Jennifer – for reasons unbeknownst to us – didn’t blow a gasket and throw his a** out on the street, as many would have. No, she decided to give him time and space to get his act together, and there were even rumors earlier this year that the two had possibly, maybe, kinda worked things out.
What does that mean in Hollywood vernacular? Well, it means that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner almost got back together, y’all. But of course, just like every other story in Hollywood, this one doesn’t have a happy ending. After two years of trying the whole ‘let’s break up without actually breaking up’ thing, the two have decided to call it quits for good. Actually, let me rephrase – Jennifer Garner has decided to call it quits for good.
Let’s be real; Jennifer Garner may have been too besotted with Ben Affleck to see his faults when they first got married, but she held the power by the time they got divorced. She held his future career and public image in the palm of her fist, and one wrong move from Ben, and she could have crushed it. But he held his act together, barring the fallout from nanny gate, and she didn’t ruin his future. And maybe, just maybe, she wanted to see if she could force him to change – for good. But alas, it was not meant to be.
US Weekly confirmed recently that Jennifer is finally gearing up to file for divorce – two YEARS after their initial ‘divorce’ announcement. So much for that conscious uncoupling, huh?
What do you guys think of Jennifer Garner finally, officially filing for that divorce? Do you think something finally pushed her over the edge, or that she just got tired of waiting for Ben to change himself to fit her specifications? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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