Affleck, Garner 'divided assets on post-break-up trip'
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner reportedly wanted their children out of the country after they announced their divorce.
The pair took their children Violet, nine, Seraphina, six, and three-year-old Samuel to their holiday home on Abaco Islands, as news hit they were filing for divorce.
The Hollywood stars announced their split in June after ten years of marriage, and followed in the footsteps of fellow divorced celebs Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin and Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt, by getting away in the wake of the news.
"It was important for them to have their kids out of the country when the news broke. They wanted to be together as a family. They have been using a mediator to amicably agree on the terms of their divorce, and the timed getaway gave them a chance to broach the division of their assets," an insider told British magazine Grazia.
During the trip Ben and Jennifer were seen locked into serious conversations, with an onlooker commenting they both looked in pain.
Speculation was rife that the couple were splitting before they confirmed the news, and it has since been claimed they attended couple's therapy for nearly two years. While the romance is no longer there, it's thought the pair want to remain pals.
"Nobody wanted things to end this way, but in the end it was the only realistic option. Now they can't be husband and wife, they're determined to at least try to be friends," the source said.
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