Apparently, asking for good news in 2017 is like waiting for DC to produce a watchable superhero movie: It’s not gonna happen.
Despite earlier reports this week that Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck decided to call of their divorce nearly two years after their initial separation, it looks like Hollywood’s former golden couple is still stuck firmly in limbo.
On Thursday, Garner was spotted shopping in Brentwood with one of her kids ― and TBH when is she not ― without her wedding ring, which both she and Affleck reportedly stopped wearing months after announcing their split.
In addition, TMZ cites sources with “direct knowledge” of the situation who say the divorce is still very much on the table and nothing has changed; both parties remain resolute in their commitment to co-parent Violet, 11, Seraphina, 8, and Samuel, 5.
Earlier this week, sources reportedly close to Garner confirmed through People that the Golden Globe winner was eyeing a reconciliation with Affleck. Even though the stars publicly separated in June 2015, the two have confused us all by living together post-split, going on vacation and singing each other’s praises in interviews.
“Jen has called off the divorce,” a source previously told the magazine. “She really wants to work things out with Ben. They are giving things another try.”
“There is always a chance of reconciliation. They love each other,” the source added. “They also really, really love their kids, and those kids love their parents.”
Maybe these two will never pull the plug, happily coexisting as they enjoy local Brentwood farmer’s market finds and karate classes ‘till the end of time. But we’re officially done getting our hopes up.