Reese Witherspoon’s new movie Home Again is in theaters now, and one of the main “characters” of the film has ties to Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.
In the new comedy, directed by newcomer Hallie Meyers-Shyer, Witherspoon plays Alice Kinney, a woman who separates from her husband and decides to start over by moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles.
As it turns out, according to Page Six, the mansion that she moves into in the film was once owned by the celebrity couple when they were still married.
“The house that they used to shoot Home Again on North Tigertail Road in Brentwood used to be Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s,” said the Page Six source.
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Affleck and Garner sold the house in 2009 for 6.25 million dollars. Before they owned it, the house was owned by Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber.
The incredible home is an important part of the film because it also features a guest house. This is where the story unfolds, because after a night out for her 40th birthday, Witherspoon’s character invites three young filmmakers to move in. Hence, the premise for this 21st-century non-Rom-Com, but a “modern comedy with some romance in it,” as Witherspoon described it to Refinery29.
Amazing, luxurious homes are a staple in a Nancy Meyers movie…think Something’s Gotta Give, It’s Complicated, Father of the Bride, and The Parent Trap. Her daughter, Meyers-Shyer, seems to be keeping that legacy going in her own way, with this incredible celebrity owned home being featured in her first film.
The tagline for Home Again is “starting over is not for beginners.” That could be something that Affleck and Garner are learning as they go through a divorce. After ten years of marriage, the couple split in 2015 and filed for divorce this past April.
They are co-parenting their three children, Violet 11, Seraphina, 8, and Samuel, 5.
The former couple were seen in Los Angeles over the Labor Day weekend catching up with a friendly chat. Jennifer Garner has not jumped back into the dating world yet.
However, Ben Affleck went public in July with his new girlfriend, Saturday Night Live producer Lindsay Shookus.