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OK! Exclusive: Ben Affleck Had His Own Bachelor Pad—Inside His Secret Double Life Behind Jennifer Garner’s Back Long Before Their Split

A scruffy Ben Affleck jaywalks in the rain

Jul. 1 2015, Updated 12:55 p.m. ET

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A scruffy Ben Affleck jaywalks in the rain

A scruffy Ben Affleck jaywalks in the rain
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Ben Affleck has more than just a bat cave, he also has a man cave! An insider told OK! Magazine that Ben has been living in his own bachelor pad without wife Jennifer Garner long before they announced their spit on June 30.

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The insider said the 42-year-old has been sneaking out to his own private hideaway in Brentwood, just miles from their Pacific Palisades home, for months as their marriage crumbled and ultimately ended after their 10-year anniversary.

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According to the insider, Ben went to great lengths to keep his crash pad a secret, and while he’s been seen there “at least half a dozen times," he’s managed to keep away from the paparazzi lens to avoid any suspicions that their marriage was doomed.

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Ben Affleck Gets Coffee In Brentwood

Ben Affleck Gets Coffee In Brentwood
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“He goes there at odd hours and is always careful to be alone near the building,” the source said. “He has been seen multiple times at the gas station around the corner, but if he suspects a photographer is following him, he either poses for a shot, hoping he’ll then be left alone, or does a quick 180 and switches directions.”

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Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Visit The Farmer's Market With Their Children

Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Visit The Farmer’s Market With Their Children
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Friends said Ben has “been putting on a facade for months,” not only with the apartment, but with his marriage to Jen until they chose to announce their separation.

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Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Take Seraphina Toy Shopping

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“He’s already living like a bachelor again,” another source said. “He’s gone back to his old habits: drinking, gambling, shady behavior.”

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Semi-Exclusive... Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Step Out In Brentwood

Semi Exclusive… Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Step Out In Brentwood
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Insiders added that while Jen and Ben are “pretending the split is amicable,” it’s “turning nasty very quickly" despite their friendly statement.

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Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Visit The Farmer's Market With Their Children

Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Visit The Farmer’s Market With Their Children
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Affleck and Garner announced their divorce on June 30 in a statement: "After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce," they said. "We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time. This will be our only comment on this private, family matter. Thank you for understanding."

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