Nothing could bring Jennifer Garner down when she walked into Good Morning America for her appearance on Friday, April 12. The 46-year-old actress couldn’t stop smiling when she exited her vehicle outside the studio and stopped to take some photos with the paparazzi nearby.
Jennifer wasn’t spotted with any of her kids or ex-husband Ben Affleck outside the TV show. She and Ben, also 46, would normally go out and grab a coffee together when they have time, but Ben — who recently split (again) from girlfriend Lindsay Shookus, was back in Los Angeles.
Apparently, the Ben and Lindsay got into a very heated argument that they couldn’t resolve. “After having a lengthy discussion about where their relationship was going they both agreed that it was unrealistic to take things to the next level because of family commitments and living arrangements,” an insider recently told Closer Weekly.
Ben — who coparents three kids: Violet, 13, Seraphina, 10, and Samuel, 7, with Jen — also found it difficult to continue dating Lindsay when their children live in different states. “Lindsay doesn’t want to disrupt daughter Madeline’s life by moving her from New York to Los Angeles and Ben can’t move his kids to New York so they decided to call it quits. It was all very emotional!”
Luckily, Ben still has Jen by his side to help him get through the tough times. She was there for him when he returned to rehab on Wednesday, August 22, and it seems she will continue to be there for him when he needs her the most.
“The support I have received from my family, colleagues and fans means more to me than I can say,” Ben previously shared in a statement about his rehabilitation. “It’s given me the strength and support to speak about my illness with others. Battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle. Because of that, one is never really in or out of treatment. It is a full-time commitment. I am fighting for myself and my family.”
Maybe the next time Jen visits GMA, she’ll bring Ben and the kids along with her!
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