Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck attended a two-hour marathon marriage counseling session earlier this week, but RadarOnline.com has learned that it was not the sign of a secret reconciliation. According to insiders, the couple's were hashing out the last of their messy issues -- and there is no way they'll get back together.
After Garner finished filming her latest movie in Atlanta, one of the first orders of business was an intense counseling session.
"Jennifer knew there were issues on the table that needed to be discussed with their marriage counselor," the insider revealed. "Ben had no problem with going. He knew it was important after all of the issues that came up while they were in Atlanta."
"Ben had admitted to an inappropriate relationship with the kids nanny, Christine Ouzounian, before they had left for Atlanta," the source revealed. "He was definitely in the dog house, but it was Jen's idea for Ben to pay for Christine to stay at the Hotel Bel Air until the press feeding frenzy died down."
"Jen doesn't care who Ben dates or hooks up with," the source insisted. "She just doesn't want the kids to be asking any questions about it. There is no chance Jen and Ben will get back together and she finally feels that she deserves to be happy without him."
Meanwhile, the Hollywood pair is doing the best they can for the sake of their three children — Violet, 7, Seraphina, 4, and Samuel, 20 months.
Garner has told pals, "not having to be Ben's mother has been a huge relief for her, and she is finally able to focus on her life," according to the insider. "She isn't even ready to date, that isn't even being discussed. Ben has been told by Jen to not hit on any of the moms at their kids private school."
Ultimately, though, "Ben is a great dad, and Jen is committed to co-parenting in a positive manner," the source added.