Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were spotted in Los Angeles together picking out a Christmas tree. Their three children Violet, 12, Seraphina, 8 years old, and 5-year-old Samuel joined them in the festivities.
The duo both, 45 years old, makes co-parenting look like a breeze. As usual, Ben and Jen put on a united front and put the kids first.
If their Christmas looks anything like their Thanksgiving it looks like they will be spending Christmas together as well. The separated pair spent Thanksgiving together along with family and mutual friends.
Affleck and Garner Christmas Reunion
Ben and Jen may not be able to see eye to eye on most things but they were able to agree on a Christmas tree to take home. Jen was seen pulling out of the tree lot with a tree secured to the top of her minivan, Ben was seated in the passenger seat.
It also looked like their youngest Samuel got a tree of his own. Jen was seen helping her son carry a mini version of their tree while Ben was spotted taking pictures of Violet and Seraphina at a snowman exhibition.
Ben has been battling with sobriety for quite awhile and Jen is one of the reasons Ben is currently sober. Ben has been seen several times visiting an outpatient rehab center in Los Angeles.
Jen needs Ben sober for the kids, even if she has to put her own feelings aside. We haven’t seen Jen move on since separating from her Boston-native ex almost two and a half year ago. Recently when asked about dating, Jen answered candidly, “I haven’t been on a date and I am not interested in dating.” She also goes on to admit “I would not have chosen this life for myself or my kids.”
Ben is dating SNL producer Lindsay Shookus. Since being linked to Shookus, he split’s his time between NYC and Los Angeles. The romance is heating up, rumor has it the couple are sharing an apartment together on the Upper West side.
Differences aside, Ben and Jen are keeping the holiday cheer alive for the kids.