Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their split June 30, but an insider told RadarOnline.com that he actually moved out of the Brentwood mansion he shared with wife and their three children months ago!
A real estate insider told Radar, "Ben moved out of the mansion in late February, early March. And while Ben has been spotted in the Brentwood neighborhood since then, it's only been to see the kids."
"Brentwood just isn't Ben's scene, and he wants to live the life of a Hollywood bachelor," the source continued. "He has the money and fame to do it, and Jen seemed to be relieved that Ben moved out."
The couple of ten years formally announced their decision to divorce on Monday.
"After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce," the couple told Radar in a joint statement. "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."
"This will be our only comment on this private, family matter," they continued. "Thank you for your understanding."
Radar was first with breaking news about the couple's marriage crisis in recent weeks, as Affleck, 42, was spotted without his wedding ring on Garner's birthday in April, or when he skipped spending Mother's Day with his wife and children in May. Radar also exclusively reported that moving vans were spotted at the home earlier this month.
Meanwhile, the source added, "Jen has made no mention to family or friends about looking for a new place to live. She has always seemed very happy in Brentwood with the kids."