Coparents of the year!
On Thursday, February 27, the parents of three chaperoned Samuel Affleck as he celebrated with his pal at the Pacific Palisades Village Center in Brentwood, California.
In photos obtained by RadarOnline.com, the pair, both 47, are seen walking alongside their eight year old. In other shots, Affleck is playing around with his mini-me while the Elektra star seems preoccupied with her phone.
Readers know the former lovebirds have been able to maintain a friendship even after putting an end to their 10-year marriage, but the decision to call it quits is something that still upsets the Batman actor.
Affleck — who has admittedly struggled with alcohol abuse over the years — confessed that his addiction led to the downfall of his and Garner’s relationship.
“I drank relatively normally for a long time. What happened was that I started drinking more and more when my marriage was falling apart,” he said amid a candid interview with The New York Times. “My drinking, of course, created more marital problems. he continued before admitting, “The biggest regret of my life is this divorce.”
Although things did not work out with the actress, Affleck still cares deeply about her and is grateful to have had kids with her.
“Our marriage didn’t work, and that’s difficult," he said. "Both of us really believe that it’s important for kids to see their parents respect one another and get along, whether they’re together or not,” explaining why he and Garner are able to coexist.
“It’s important for my kids to know that I respect and care about Jen and she treats me the same way,” the actor told the publication. “I have a lot of respect and gratitude toward her. And I wish her the very best.”
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Ben Affleck reunited with Jennifer Garner after he confessed he regrets divorcing her.
And of course, it’s for the sake of their children. As readers know, the former couple are parents to their three kids: Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11 and Samuel, 8.
As they took their youngest child to a birthday party, they both dressed casually, matching in their black tops.
Readers know Affleck and Garner are known to have friendly outings with each other, either alone or with the kids.
But their relationship was nearly jeopardized when he relapsed at a Halloween party.
“They went from being the best of friends to bitter exes almost overnight, and it’s all down to Ben’s bad choices,” a source told Radar. “ Jen’s disgusted with him for falling off the wagon, and while he tries to accuse her of being controlling and bossy there’s very little sympathy being shown towards him at this point.”
Forgive & Forget
Now, however, they seem to be on good terms again.