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Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner to rent Brooke Shields' home

"It's just a matter of convenience," a source said of the temporary move.

By Annie Martin
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Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner to rent Brooke Shields' home
Ben Affleck (L) and Jennifer Garner at the Golden Globe Awards on January 13, 2013. The former couple will reportedly move into Brooke Shields' home as their house undergoes renovations. File photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, July 23 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner will reportedly rent Brooke Shields' home while their house undergoes major renovations.

The 42-year-old actor and 43-year-old actress announced their divorce in June, but will continue to live together to co-parent their three children. The former couple will temporarily relocate to Shields' home in Pacific Palisades, which is just a short distance from their house.

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"It's just a matter of convenience because a lot of renovations are being done," an insider told Us Weekly magazine. "They are just going to rent the house for a time until the renovations are complete, not moving into it full time."

"They are going through extreme renovations and it's almost unlivable there now," a source added to People. "[It] is convenient. [Affleck] is with the family for the summer in Atlanta and he will move together with the family -- when they are back -- into the new place temporarily."

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Shields listed the 5,345-square-foot property for $30,000 per month rent after making New York her primary residence. The 50-year-old model, husband Chris Henchy and their two daughters shared the five-bedroom home, which features a wraparound balcony with canyon views and a pool.

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Affleck and Garner married in June 2005, and are parents to nine-year-old daughter Violet, six-year-old daughter Sera and three-year-old son Sam. The pair vacationed together amid their divorce announcement, and will reportedly officially file after resolving property and custody issues.

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