Ben and Jen have made some VERY unusual divorce arrangements

After weeks of speculation, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner sadly confirmed last night that they were splitting up after ten years of marriage. 

The pair, who were always considered one of Hollywood's strongest couples, told the media that they had made the "difficult decision" to divorce.

With three children together and a multi-million dollar estate to divide up, Ben and Jennifer definitely have a long and complicated road ahead, but by the sounds of it they are working hard to keep things extremely amicable.

So much so, in fact, that they won't even be living apart. The pair apparently both plan to remain on their €14 million property in Brentwood, Los Angeles, though it's thought they will live in separate areas of the acre-wide estate. Given that the property includes a 9,900 square foot mansion as well as pool house, the former couple won't be stuck for space.

Ben and Jennifer are reportedly keen to remain living close together so that they can work to co-parent their children, Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3. "They don’t want it to be contentious," a source told Us Weekly. 

"A lot of people say that but they are doing things to ensure that it won’t be. There is a lot of love there but, they are doing what is best for everybody."

When it comes to finances, many had speculated that the reason the couple chose to announce their divorce just one day after their ten-year anniversary was to ensure Jennifer was legally entitled to spousal support from Ben, as per California law, but according to TMZ the last thing Jennifer needs is her husband's money.

While Ben has made profits from his many independent movies in recent years, Jennifer's run on Alias made her "a massive amount of money" and so the couple are fairly equal in terms of finances, a source told the gossip site.