Ben Affleck is making headlines again, this time over his new significant other, Ana de Armas and their blooming relationship.
Affleck shares three children with ex-wife Jennifer Garner and the question arises as to what the couple will do when deciding how their children should interact with the new woman in Affleck’s life. “Ben and Jen are really great at co-parenting. They understand that they are in a very good place and they listen to each other and if things are good for the kids, then it is good for them,” a source told Hollywood Life.
“Ben and Ana are starting their relationship through this lockdown and many things are happening right now that dictate timing. It clearly affects how and when everyone is going to meet each other.” the source told Hollywood Life. “It is a process and that process isn’t going to be complete in the matter of a few weeks,” our insider continues.
“Everything is taking time and they will get there and they will all be good with how they move forward with it because that is the relationship Ben and Jen have now.
“It is all about being on the same page,” Hollywood Life’s source said. “It’s all about progress. They are working on getting there with everything, including new relationships and when to introduce these people to the rest of the family,” the source adds.
“Ben and Jen have an amazing co-parenting relationship and discuss everything about how they introduce new people into their kids’ lives before it even happens. They really do get along great and see eye to eye when it comes to raising their kids,” a second source told HL exclusively.
“Jen doesn’t mind who Ben is dating as long as he’s happy and she is a good influence on him all around,” Hollywood Life’s source stated.” Nobody knows what the future holds. But as long as they’re both putting their kids first, that’s all that matters in Jen’s eyes, plain and simple.”
The couple have been through trying ties in the past, including his recent stint in rehab after he fell off the sobriety wagon.
Following the 2018 intervention by Garner that helped usher Affleck into rehab, the actor released a statement about his troubles:
“This week I completed a 40-day stay at a treatment center for alcohol addiction and remain in outpatient care,” he wrote on Instagram in October 2018. “Battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle. Because of that, one is never really in or out of treatment. It is a full-time commitment. I am fighting for myself and my family.”
His acceptance of the issue and subsequent steps to resolve the issue, however, appear to have done the actor a world of good, as he has been congratulated by critics for his performance in The Way Back.
However, the recently sober again Affleck told The New York Times that, “People with compulsive behavior, and I am one, have this kind of basic discomfort all the time that they’re trying to make go away.”
“You’re trying to make yourself feel better with eating or drinking or sex or gambling or shopping or whatever. But that ends up making your life worse.” He continued, “Then you do more of it to make that discomfort go away. Then the real pain starts. It becomes a vicious cycle you can’t break. That’s at least what happened to me.”