There’s hope for 2016 — one of the longtime celeb couples who crushed our souls with their divorce announcement is reportedly reconciling!
Reports say Jennifer Garner has decided to call off her divorce form Ben Affleck, and that’s not even the big news. According to Radar Online, the reason they’re reconciling is because they’re expecting a surprise baby.
The site says that since getting the big baby news, Affleck has adjusted his lifestyle accordingly, focusing less on partying and more on his family.
“Jen couldn’t be happier,” an insider said. “All she’s ever wanted is for Ben to stop boozing and partying — and to recommit to their family. With this new baby on the way, he’s making all the right promises.”
Affleck and Garner already have three other kids: 10-year-old Violet, 7-year-old Seraphina and 4-year-old Samuel. They were married for 10 years before announcing their split back in June. At the time, rumors were flying that Affleck had an affair with the family’s nanny and that’s what caused the breakup. Over time, however, it came to light that Garner actually took issue with his excessive drinking and gambling.
Sources close to the couple say that although Garner called off their relationship, she never actually filed for divorce, and she had no real intention of ending her marriage. She and Affleck have been spending a lot of time together lately, and insiders say her divorce threat and the new baby were the perfect combination to serve as a wake-up call for him.
“Jen wants them to be a real family again — and they can, if Ben quits acting like a 20-year-old trapped in a 40-year-old’s body,” one insider said. “And a new baby would be icing on the reconciliation cake.”
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