Jennifer Garner ‘not sugar-coating divorce for kids’

By Kirstin Buick
09 July 2015

Jennifer Garner is not sugar-coating her split from Ben Affleck for her kids, it has been claimed.

The Hollywood couple announced their plans to divorce last week after ten years of marriage. They have three children together and according to a source close to the Elektra actress, Jennifer is keeping it real with them.

“She's such a good mom and she's honest with them – she's not sugar-coating this," the friend told People magazine. “Her strength is what made her who she is. She has risen up in this situation, it's unbelievable."

The pair have daughters Violet, nine, Seraphina, six and three-year-old son Samuel together. And while accusations are flying around about the reasons behind the split, both actors are focused on making sure their offspring are OK.

“They will do whatever is needed so their children are happy and well-adjusted," another source added to the publication. “It's nice to at least try to move in a positive direction with your life. It's not happy, it's not easy, but it's nice to look forward."

Rumours had circulated that all was not well in the marriage for months before the 43-year-old and her spouse confirmed their relationship was over, just a day after their tenth wedding anniversary. It seems the news also came as no surprise to those closest to the stars.

“They have both been very open about their marriage struggles," the insider added. "[It] was inevitable. If there's any surprise, it's how long it took to happen."

Speculation is most rife about whether Ben, 42, was unfaithful and whether other behavioural factors, including drinking and gambling played a part. While the Gone Girl actor vehemently denies such claims, the source insists it had to be something significant for Jennifer to give up.

“She loved Ben," they said. "But there comes a time when you have to say enough is enough and take care of yourself."

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