BEN DEVASTATED OVER SPLIT WITH JEN
Hollywood star Ben Affleck (above, left) is reportedly devastated following his split from wife, actor Jennifer Garner (above, right), and battled to save their 10-year marriage. The 42-year-old star, who announced his divorce in a joint statement with Garner on Tuesday, is now hoping to save the relationship for the sake of their three children, Violet, nine, Seraphina, six, and Samuel, three. “He’s devastated. Nobody intends to go down this path. They both battled, and he really battled to save the marriage. But ultimately, it was the best thing for the kids and for him and Jen. These are two people who really tried to save their marriage. They had grown apart and did what was best for their kids,” a source close to Affleck said. The Oscar winner, who has been staying in hotels for the past few months, is now building a separate bachelor pad at their home in California so he can continue to be a hands-on father. “These are things that they have consciously done because they want their kids to have it easy,” the source says.