▪ Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner filed divorce papers last week to dissolve their 12- year marriage, ending a flurry of reconciliation rumors. The exes, who separated two years ago, cited irreconcilable differences. But after failing to rekindle their marrias when Affleck allegedly carried on a post-separation affair with their ex-nanny. Last month, the actor acknowledged that he had completed treatment for alcohol addiction. Sources tell TMZ.com that Affleck, who had been living in the family guesthouse, is moving into a new home and is casually dating someone. “He’s ready to move on,” an insider said.
▪ As promised, Melania Trump and her 11-year-old son, Barron, will move from Trump Tower to the White House this summer, People.com reports. The Trumps had said the pair would come to Washington once Barron finished out the school year, despite Melania’s initial reluctf this week’s annual White House Easter Egg Roll. The New York Police Department estimates Melania’s decision to remain at Trump Tower cost about $300,000 in security a day, or more than $25 million so far.
▪ Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin is seeking $2_million to write a memoir, sources tell HollywoodReporter.com. The estranged wife of ex-congressman Anthony Weiner—whose sexting scandal blew up their marriage and his political career—Abedin, 40, saw her public and private liveat Abedin—who shuns interviews—can benefit from being “the ongoing mystery” in the Clinton-Weiner-Abedin story. But for her book to be worth the advance, Zelizer said, “she’ll have to put herself out there.” ■