Why Ben Affleck moved next door to Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are separating after 10 years of marriage. Photo/Getty
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are separating after 10 years of marriage. Photo/Getty

Ben Affleck has moved into the house next door to Jennifer Garner.

The Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice actor had remained living in his former marital home since he and the actress - with whom he has children Violet, 10, Seraphina, seven, and Samuel, four - split last year, but he is now renting an adjacent property for $35,000 a month from Brooke Shields, X17 reports.

News of the move comes just a few weeks after it emerged the 43-year-old actor was sleeping in the room next door to the Alias star in their five-bedroom home.

A source recently said: "Ben stays in the room next to Jen's. This is their new normal. They've figured out how to be friends."

Ben Affleck and his wife actress Jennifer Garner during happier times in 2014. Photo/AP
Ben Affleck and his wife actress Jennifer Garner during happier times in 2014. Photo/AP

Ben recently insisted he and Jennifer are doing their best in the wake of their split to put their children first.

He said: "Life doesn't always turn out exactly the way you want. We're doing our very best and we're putting our kids first. That's how we're focusing on our day to day lives. And we don't know what the future's going to hold.

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"Each step that we take is one where we prioritize our children and everything else comes second. She's just so good at doing that and sets such a good example. And that's a lead that I follow."

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