Ben Affleck is giving the term ‘man cave’ a whole new meaning.
Shortly after the actor and his wife 10 years, Jennifer Garner, announced their plans to divorce, Life & Style has learned the Oscar winner, 42, is building his own living space within the home the couple share with their three children.
“Ben is making a section of the house into his private area complete with his own bedroom,” a source tells Life & Style of their Pacific Palisades mansion, which is currently undergoing renovations.
Moving trucks spotted outside their home in June. (Photo Credit: Splash)
To make matters worse, the source claims the 43-year-old actress was unaware of his plans! “He didn't even ask Jen before he started the renovation. Now, as much as they both hate it, they're stuck together.”
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Though the pair said in their announcement that they’d “go forward with love and friendship for one another,” the insider tells the mag the split is far from amicable.
“If he stays in the house, Jen won't be able to argue in divorce court that he's an absentee dad,” adds the source. “They can barely be in the same room together without fighting.”
Jen with the kids. (Photo Credit: Splash)
As Life & Style reported earlier, Jen plans to seek full custody of their three children — Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3 — following months of his drinking and gambling binges.
For more on Ben and Jen’s split, pick up the new issue of Life & Style, on stands now.
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