Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck might not be getting divorced after all

Wait, WHAT?

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Wait, WHAT?

The past year has seen more celebrity divorce announcements that we can count - Chris Pratt and Anna Faris, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan and Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, to name just a few.

And don’t even get us started about the ones that are still ongoing.

One divorce that is still being finalised is that of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, who filed for divorce last year after 10 years of marriage.

The couple have been open about their amicable split, co-parenting their three children and even going on holiday together to keep things normal for their family.

This however could be why they found themselves in a strange situation this week, as it emerged that the former couple’s divorce now might not be able to happen.

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Why? Because they’re taking so long.

Yes, really.

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's divorce is reportedly under threat of being dismissed because of the lack of paperwork, with the couple said to be in no rush to finalise it.

This is not reportedly because the couple will be getting back together, but instead because they are taking their time to ensure it is done right and fairly.

Garner (the petitioner of the divorce) is said to have received a third notice of a case review this Friday, warning her that until the judgment is filed and entered, a divorce cannot be finalised.

Not only this but the couple were reportedly advised that if they do not complete the necessary actions, their case could be dismissed by the court because of how long it is taking.

These two better get going on the paperwork!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.