For those of you thinking, "they've pulled a Chris and Gwinnie", it's actually a wise move to swoop the family off - out of the media's glare - in the wake of such a public split. If you can still stand the sight of each other, that is. Assuming you can, it's obviously a positive message to send your kids about their future - because they're bound to be upset and more than a little jarred.
According to People Magazine, the couple brought their three kids Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3, to the Bahamas, "where they own property". The couple waited until the whole family could be together before revealing their plan to split, sources tell PEOPLE. 'They plan on co-parenting and doing absolutely everything in the best interest of the kids,' says a source, adding that the three youngsters are 'their top priority'."
The source added that, on the day the split was announced: They were together as a family that day. The family felt it was important to be together and they were together. The family is united and, no matter what, will protect the kids. This isn't easy for anyone and it's devastating to Ben too. He loves his family and will always put them first." Another source added: "Ben was a family man when he could be and his kids adore him. He traveled a lot but when he is with the kids he's really with them, taking them out for treats, having fun with them. And there is nothing more important to Jen than being a good mom."
There are also rumours circulating that Ben is going to take up residence at the bottom of her garden so he can 'co-parent' to the best of his abilities.