Amidst a heartbreaking divorce from Ben Affleck, at least there’s one upside for Jennifer Garner. She stands to make millions after marrying Ben with no prenup, according to a new report.
We still need more time to fully digest the devastating news that Ben Affleck, 42, and Jennifer Garner, 43, are no longer a thing (as in, the term Bennifer is no longer applicable), so it pains us to start talking money so soon. But we will, because well, divorce. While it looks like our girl Jen will be financially stable once the split is finalized, Ben might not make out so well — allegedly. Read on for all the money matters on Hollywood’s saddest split since Britney and Justin.
“[Ben and Jen] didn’t sign a prenup and she’s very savvy when it comes to their assets,” a source tells Star magazine. “She knows exactly what they have and where it’s invested.” Apparently, Jen has always taken care of the family’s finances — and plans to hold onto the cash she and her soon-to-be ex-husband acquired during their 10-year marriage.
Together, the once-in-love pair are reportedly worth $150 million dollars — a fortune Jen may feel more entitled to after putting her acting career aside to focus on raising the three young children she shares with Ben: Violet, Seraphina and Samuel.
“She thinks she should be rewarded for [raising their children]. She tended to the kids while he went off filming and partying,” the mag’s insider adds. “She’ll do anything for those kids, even if it includes fighting mercilessly for Ben’s money and their family’s house.”
Regardless of how Ben and Jen divvy up their bank accounts, they’ve promised to keep their kids their first priority as they suss out the details of their split.
“After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce,” the couple explained in a joint statement released on June 30. “We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time.” We can’t even imagine.
HollywoodLifers — what do YOU think about Jen’s potential payday after her divorce from Ben? Let us know!
— Evan Real