Just one day after Jennifer Garner’s explosive post-divorce interview dropped in ‘Vanity Fair’, she was spotted with ex-husband Ben Affleck attending their son’s birthday party together! So was this as awkward as we imagine?
Ben Affleck, 43, and Jennifer Garner, 43, may be divorced, and not too happy with each other, but they came together on February 27 for a very important cause — son Samuel’s fourth birthday party! The superhero-themed bash brought Batman and Jennifer to the same location just one day after her revelatory interview with Vanity Fair came out. Was Ben angry?
Samuel Affleck had a fourth birthday party fit for a defender of the universe, and both mom and dad were there to help him celebrate. Of course Samuel did it up superhero style; what else would you do when your dad is Batman himself? Ben was all smiles as he helped his son ring in the big #4 at Jennifer’s home in Los Angeles, according to a source who spoke to Us Weekly!
The fun party was attended by tons of stars and their little ones, including Reese Witherspoon and her son, Tennessee (dressed as Captain America — in a DC household?? It’s okay; Iron Man was there, too!), Kate Hudson‘s kids (with their nanny), and Jennifer’s old Alias pal, Victor Garber. Sounds like a blast!
Jennifer and Ben’s reunion comes just 24 hours after her interview with Vanity Fair was released, in which she got candid about their very public divorce. This was the first time we heard about the split from Jennifer herself. An important detail: this breakup wasn’t their nanny, Christine Ouzounian‘s fault! She said they had already been split for months before there was any mention of her. Jennifer revealed that though she experienced such heartbreak over this divorce, she would never want a do-over.
“You can’t have these three babies and so much of what we had,” Jennifer told the magazine. “[Ben’s] the love of my life. What am I going to do about that? He’s the most brilliant person in any room, the most charismatic, the most generous. He’s just a complicated guy. I always say, ‘When his sun shines on you, you feel it.’ But when the sun is shining elsewhere, it’s cold. He can cast quite a shadow.” Hopefully these two can continue to see each other around the kids with no problem!
HollywoodLifers, are you surprised that Ben and Jen were together after that interview? Tell us in the comments!