Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their plans to divorce just over a year ago

By Jodi Guglielmi
Updated July 06, 2016 10:35 AM
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It’s been just over one year since Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their plans to split and during that time the two have maintained a close relationship – and still haven’t filed divorce papers.

So what’s really going on?

They’re still figuring things out,” a Garner friend tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “Ben still doesn’t want the divorce and he might actually get his way.”

While the former couple have downplayed reconciliation rumors over the past year, they have continued living together, going on weekend outings with their kids and even vacationing as a family. This spring, Garner and their three children, Violet, 10, Seraphina, 7, and Samuel, 4, moved to London for several weeks with Affleck, sharing a rented house and sightseeing in Europe while the actor filmed Justice League.

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“She had the best time in Europe with Ben and the kids,” says her friend. “She seemed much happier when she returned to L.A. Jen went from being very adamant that a divorce would happen to instead avoiding any divorce talk.”

For more on Affleck and Garner’s life now, pick up the new issue of PEOPLE.

Most recently, Affleck, 43, and Garner, 44, were spotted taking their children to a local parade in L.A. to celebrate the Fourth of July.

“There is no rush to file [for divorce]. They are enjoying life where they are right now,” a source close to the couple adds, while another says, “Nothing has changed [in their relationship]. They’re still all about putting the kids first.”