Jennifer Garner wants to find love again.
The 46-year-old Alias vet has been dating again, a source told People. Though she has yet to find someone she can be serious about, the West Virginia native is having ‘fun,’ according to the insider.
And it was added the mother of three had put romance on hold until Ben was sober before she finalized her divorce.
She wants to be happy: Jennifer Garner wants to find love again. The 46-year-old Alias vet has been dating again, a source told People . Though she has yet to find someone she can be serious about, the West Virginia native is having ‘fun,’ according to the insider
Jubilant: Here the star was seen with a handler as she headed to Jimmy Kimmel’s show in Hollywood on Tuesday
Trying to be sober: Her ex has been in therapy and is working hard to stay healthy; seen in August
‘Jen has been wanting to move on and now when the divorce is finalized, she finally can,’ said the friend.
‘She has had no choice but to be patient since Ben needed to finish his rehab treatment. But she was ready to sign the papers.’
They finalized their divorce nearly a week ago at her Pacific Palisades, California masnion after a reported five hour sessions with lawyers.
His visits with the kids – Violet, 12, Seraphine, nine, and Samuel, six – will be ‘monitored.’
Over? People claimed on Tuesday Ben had split from model Shauna Sexton, 22, but the beauty said not so fast; seen in August
‘Jen doesn’t want to be single for the rest of her life, so she is open to dating,’ said the source.
‘She has been on dates, but it seems she isn’t serious about a guy. As always, she is mostly focused on her kids and her job.’
UsWeekly went a step farther by saying there was someone specific in her life: ‘She started dating someone new. She’s ready to start the next phase of her life.’
She was last seen making her way into Jimmy Kimmel‘s Hollywood studio on Tuesday as she continues to promote her latest movie Peppermint.
The Houston native wore a sleeveless navy blue dress with blue trimming around the neckline, that showed off her toned arms, and strappy black heels.
They were happy for so long: The two were married for 10 years; seen in 2014
The Dallas Buyers Club actress wore her brown locks parted and down as she made her way into the studio, signing autographs for fans lined up at the Tinseltown venue.
Last week, Jen and Ben, who tied the knot in June of 2005, hammered out an agreement at her LA-area home in a five hour meeting attended by attorneys and a judge, according to People.
The summit brought to an end an elongated process that began with the pair’s June 2015 separation, nearly two years before their actual April 2017 divorce filing.
The mother-of-three was out amid reports that Ben, 46, and his 22-year-old girlfriend Shauna Sexton had parted ways after a brief romance that spanned Ben’s recent stint at The Canyons rehab center in Malibu, California.
The Golden Globe-winning actress had assisted in that effort, taking the wheel to drive a disheveled Ben to the facility in late August.
Affleck ‘will date in the future, but for now his focus is on his sobriety, family and his next project,’ an insider told People Tuesday.
Peppermint, which co-stars John Gallagher Jr., Annie Ilonzeh, Method Man and John Ortiz, is in theaters now.