Shots posted online show the couple chatting while sitting on a dock in the Bahamas on 3 July (15), days after the stars confirmed ongoing split rumours.

Affleck reportedly flew out to Baker's Bay, where he and Garner have a private retreat, on 28 June (15) and Garner joined him a day later as the pair celebrated what would have been its 10th wedding anniversary.

And, as word spread about their divorce plans, Affleck and Garner spent the week with their three children.

A source tells People magazine, "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."

Still wearing his wedding ring, Affleck sat beside Garner on stairs to a private beach as they talked in the photos - but there was no physical contact.

Affleck and Garner returned separately to the U.S. on Sunday (05Jul15) - the actor is due to make an appearance at Comic-Con in San Diego, California this weekend (11Jul15), as part of a panel promotion for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, while Garner landed in Atlanta, Georgia to prepare for shooting faith-based film Miracles From Heaven this summer (15).