Ben Affleck and His Girlfriend Got a House Near Jennifer Garner and That May Be Awkward

Ben Affleck and girlfriend, Lindsay Shookus, have been looking at houses together for quite a while and in April 2018, the actor purchased a home right in the Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles neighborhood and right near his ex-wife Jennifer Garner. Can you say awkward?

Even though the former couple has mastered the whole co-parenting thing and spends a lot of time with each other because of that, we’re not so sure Garner wants her ex and his new love as neighbors.

Here’s what we know about the actor’s new digs and how things could get a little awkward for everyone living in such close proximity to one another.

Affleck and Shookus have been house hunting months

Lindsay Shookus and Ben Affleck collage.

Left: Lindsay Shookus | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images, Right: Ben Affleck | Alain Jockard/GettyImages

It’s no secret that the Batman star and the Saturday Night Live producer had been house hunting in Los Angeles for months as several news outlets have spotted them doing so and reported on it.

So, while Garner knew they were looking in the area she probably figured Affleck would choose to live anywhere in the county that wasn’t a stone’s throw away from where she resides.

Next: How close is close?

Where the home is located?

A large white mansion.

There might be an awkward run-in or two. | E! News via YouTube

According to x17online, his new house is in the same exact neighborhood and literally just down the road, under a half mile, from the home he and Garner used to share.

So, yes, Garner, Affleck, and Shookus, are likely to drive past one another on the street or see each other when they’re running around town.

Next: He paid how much for the house?

How much it cost

E! News tweet about Ben Affleck's new house.

Fans had a lot to say about this new living arrangement. | E! News via Twitter

At this point we can probably stop referring to the star’s new place as a house and just call it what it is: a mansion — which Affleck paid a cool $19.2 million for.

So, it certainly would have been a lot cheaper for the actor to stay living in his ex-wife’s guest house, but then it would’ve been pretty strange having Shookus over to visit.

Next: He’s not unpacking just yet. 

When he’s moving in

Jennifer Garner holding a microphone while speaking.

Affleck and Garner won’t be official neighbors just yet. | Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Affleck is not planning on moving into his new residence just yet.

He’s going to wait until he’s finished shooting the upcoming Netflix crime-drama Triple Frontier. So, if Garner wants to borrow any milk or sugar from her new neighbor she’ll have to wait till he officially moves in.

Next: It has these amenities. 

What the home offers

Ben Affleck is in a blue shirt and jacket on the red carpet.

Here’s why the mansion cost so much. | Angela Weiss/Getty Images

Affleck’s new 13,453 square-foot property features seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, two half-baths, a formal dining room with butler’s pantry, a study, a screening room, a gym, and a temperature-controlled wine cellar. And that’s just the inside.

The outside boasts an entertaining area with fireplace, a landscaped yard, a pool, a spa, a BBQ, and a guest house. Sounds nice, but we’re guessing Affleck isn’t going to have too many cookouts with his ex and Shookus both there.

Next: The actor’s kids checked it out.

The kids approve

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner smiling on the red carpet together.

The children approve of his new home. | Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Whether or not their mom is totally on board with the location, the Affleck kids are. I mean, who wouldn’t be with all those amenities?

A source told E! that Affleck showed Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel the new pad to get their stamp of approval. “He took the kids there over the weekend to see it,” the insider revealed. “He was looking for a long time and really wanted to find the right house for his family.”

Next: Can everyone just get along?

Affleck and Garner are still friendly exes

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck smiling at each other on a red carpet.

They get along just fine. | Jason Merritt/Getty Images

This living arrangement might actually work out just fine because Garner and Affleck are pretty much the friendliest celebrity exes ever. So, if anyone can make it work they can.

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