"Ben wants Jen back," a source close to Garner tells PEOPLE in this week's issue
Nearly a year after Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their split, the two have continued to maintain a close relationship: living together, going on weekend outings with their kids and even vacationing as a family – including a trip to Paris last week.
Is a reconciliation in their future?
“Ben wants Jen back,” a source close to Garner tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue, with a second source adding, “Ben wants to get back together. He wants her back.”
But while the two have yet to file for divorce and have remained friendly, the source close to Garner says they haven’t rekindled their romance.
“Jen is not ready to take Ben back,” says the source. “Ben has never been good alone and isn’t now either. But he is constantly working on himself. He has made big changes.”
For much more about Affleck and Garner, pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.
Sources say Garner and Affleck still plan to move forward with the divorce. “Nothing has changed [in their relationship],” says another source close to the couple. “They’re still all about putting the kids first.”
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Affleck, 43, and Garner, 44, are currently living in London with their three children, Violet, 10, Seraphina, 7, and Samuel, 4, while the actor films Justice League. Since arriving in Europe last week, the family has been seen touring Paris, making stops for gourmet ice cream and visiting the Eiffel Tower before returning to London.
“They are coparenting the best they can,” adds a source who knows both of them. “Whatever incarnation of a relationship this is works for them.”