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Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, 2014

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A house is not a home, as Ben Affleck will soon learn. E! News confirms that he will rent Brooke Shields' home in L.A.'s Pacific Palisades after his family returns from Atlanta, where Jennifer Garner recently began shooting Miracles From Heaven.

Ben won't live in Brooke's house forever, though. E! News has learned that the exes merely wanted a backup if construction on their own home goes long. "It's for convenience sake," a source explains. "They wanted another option."

When Ben and Jennifer announced the end of their 10-year marriage last month, the Daredevil co-stars explained that they will live on the same property, but not in the same house, as they continue to co-parent their three kids: daughters Violet Affleck, 9, and Seraphina Affleck, 6, and son Samuel Affleck, 3.

The New York Post's Page Six first revealed the star's rental plans Tuesday.

Ben and Jennifer are currently renovating the 8,800-square-foot home they purchased for $17.5 million in 2009. New York-based Brooke and her husband bought their mansion in 1997 for $3.3 million and put it up for rent in June for $30,000 a month. The model-actress' home is said to be just a few houses away.

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It's been a little less than a month since Ben and Jennifer split.

"After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce. 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," they told E! News in a joint statement. "This will be our only comment on this private, family matter. Thank you for understanding."

"They were a great team as parents, but with each other, they didn't want the same things," a source told E! News at the time. After months of counseling, they reached an impasse in their realtionship. "They came to the decision that the best thing for them and for the children would be to make a change," the source said.

Those changes are already evident. During the family's stay in Atlanta, Ben has been living in a guesthouse on Jennifer's $2 million rental property. While it might seem like an odd living arrangment to those who don't know the stars, a source recently told E! News, "It's actually quite amicable."