Ben Affleck, who ended his eleven-year relationship with Jennifer Garner in 2015, is moving on but not moving far. The Batman actor has reportedly bought a $19.2 million mansion in the Pacific Palisades' Riviera Palisades neighborhood, less than a mile away from his ex-wife with whom he shares custody.
"Everyone has a good relationship. They are adults who are co-parenting," a source told E! News. "He took the kids there over the weekend to see it."
Affleck and Garner have three children – Violet, 12, Sera, nine, and Sam, six. One of the actor’s conditions for buying a home, which he found with girlfriend Lindsay Shookus, was that it be right for his family. He will reportedly be moving in when he returns from Hawaii, where is shooting Triple Frontier, a drug trafficking thriller co-starring Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal.
According to Zillow, the home, which lies on .56 acres, "features a spacious living room with fireplace, formal dining room with butler's pantry, study with built-ins and bar." It also includes "a gourmet chef's kitchen with breakfast area opening to a large family room with fireplace and oversized sliding doors leading to the outdoor entertaining area with fireplace."
The upstairs has a master suite with an adjacent sitting area, "dual bathrooms and two large walk-in closets. There are three additional bedrooms and family room upstairs. The downstairs area has a "screening room, gym, family room with full bar, temperature controlled walk-in wine cellar and maid's room." The East Coast-style mansion also includes a pool, spa, outdoor barbecue and guest house.
Affleck, 45, has been living in a rented home since separating from Garner. He made his relationship with Shookus, a producer at Saturday Night Live, public last July.
The Justice League actor, who has battled substance abuse in the past, seems to have turned a corner. On Sunday, he was spotted with Garner and their children leaving a church in Pacific Palisades.
This weekend, the Alias actress, who turns 46 on April 17, 2018, will host a birthday bash. Among those invited are Reese Witherspoon, Lena Dunham, and Chelsea Handler. Affleck is not expected to attend.
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