Ben Affleck didn't look happy despite reuniting with his children. The 49-year-old Justice League actor appeared agitated during a Christmas shopping trip with his kids, marking the first time he's been seen with Violet, 16, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, 9, since blaming his ex-wife Jen Garner on his drinking problems.
Affleck — who tried backtracking on his comments and failed miserably — kept it casual for the outing in Los Angeles on Saturday. Wearing a plaid shirt, a pair of jeans and sneakers, the Argo director made his way through town with his kids and his mom, Chris Anne Bold.
Garner's ex-husband had lots of making up to do after slamming her in the press, so he did what any star would do and threw money at it. Affleck was spotted holding tons of shopping bags after taking his kids into several stores on their day out.
But they weren't alone.
Jennifer Lopez's 13-year-old twins, Max and Emme, also tagged along for the day of shopping. However, the singer — who's "livid" with Affleck over the Garner comments — was nowhere in sight.
While her award-winning boyfriend was playing Dad with all five kids, she was shopping across town all by herself on the famous Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. J. Lo looked relaxed and cool as a cucumber without her children or significant other around to interrupt her designer shopping mission.
Wearing all black, the actress kept it chic with a high bun and minimal accessories while bouncing around the luxury shops.
As Radar exclusively reported, J. Lo isn't happy with Affleck after he dragged Garner through the mud during his interview with Howard Stern. Getting candid with the shock jock, the actor said he felt so "trapped" in his marriage that he turned to alcohol in order to cope. He also said he'd still be drinking if he was currently married to Garner.
J. Lo is "livid" with him over the situation and she thinks he crossed a line.
"Jen [Lopez] has been working really hard to build a relationship with Ben’s children. They are going to read the quotes from their dad trashing their mom. Jen has also worked really hard to have a relationship with Jennifer [Garner]. Ben just blew that up too," our insider revealed.