After Ben Affleck’s rehab drama last month, his ex Jennifer Garner needed a night out. And, according to eyewitnesses, the actress got one last week while celebrating the Los Angeles premiere of her new movie Peppermint.
Garner and her 11-year-old co-star Cailey Fleming, who plays Garner’s daughter in the action flick, did a choreographed dance together during the party, and Garner was “smiling from ear to ear.” She also danced alone to Barry White’s Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe, and appeared to be relaxed and in a good mood the entire night.
Everything we know so far about Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's divorce: https://t.co/kaAV5h2B1L
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) September 6, 2018
Just a week earlier, Garner staged an intervention for Affleck and drove him to a treatment center in Malibu after it became clear that he was drinking again. On the day she took Affleck to rehab, Garner had arrived at his home two separate times, and after the first visit she left upset and shaking.
When she went back to Affleck’s Los Angeles mansion, Garner and an addiction therapist drove him to treatment after staging the intervention in the middle of the afternoon. Sources say it was difficult to do that, but it was a crisis situation.
An insider says that Garner will continue to be there for Affleck whenever he needs her no matter the circumstances. And, her unwavering loyalty is because she wants her kids to have the best life possible.
Garner and Affleck share three children — Violet, 12, Seraphina, 9, and Samuel, 6.
According to Us Weekly, Garner wants Affleck to be the best father that he can be, and the former couple has to master the art of co-parenting. The exes are on good terms, but his vices contributed to the end of their marriage, and he continues to do things that anger and frustrate her.
However, Garner is putting her feelings aside because she wants to do what is best for the kids. But, there is no chance that they will ever get back together. The former couple split in 2015 after ten years of marriage, but they did not file for divorce until last year. Multiple reports claim that they have finally reached a divorce settlement, but they will not sign everything until Affleck finishes rehab.
— HELLO! (@hellomag) August 29, 2018
While Affleck moved on and dated Saturday Night Live producer Lindsay Shookus for about a year before breaking up early last month, Garner has not dated since she and Affleck split. An insider says that the Alias star prefers living life solo for now and is content being single and being with her kids.
As long as Garner’s kids are happy, then so is she happy because they are her world. And, she also wants Affleck to be healthy, so he can be there for them, too. As for talking about Ben Affleck’s addiction issues with the kids, an insider says that they are not keeping secrets, and Garner is great at explaining things in age-appropriate ways.
“She tells them Ben is sick and needs doctors. What she ultimately cares about is his sobriety and whether she can rely on him to co-parent. She is trying to keep the father of her children alive,” says a Jennifer Garner insider.