Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are 'making it work' one year after separation 5 years ago

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are 'making it work' one year after separation

Their separation announcement saw hearts across the globe breaking and our collective belief that Ben and Jen were indeed the one Hollywood couple that would make it work fall apart.

But now, a year after their public announcement that they were going their separate ways (and almost 11 years since they tied the knot), Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner still remain legally married and are often spotted out and about together with their three adorable children.


"They still have not officially filed paperwork for a divorce," a source recently told ET Online, adding they "don’t know if that will ever happen."

Ben also recently referred to Garner as “his wife” in an interview on HBO.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24:  Actress Jennifer Garner and actor-director Ben Affleck arrive at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Apparently, friends of the couple have claimed they are indeed "making it work" and the estranged couple has settled into a new normal of co-parenting and “the year of wine,” as Garner put it in a February sit-down with Vanity Fair.

But are they getting back together or just keeping things normal for their children? We are kind of keeping our hopes up for scenario #1!

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 19:  Actors  Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner attend the 2nd annual Save the Children Illumination Gala at the Plaza Hotel on November 19, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)