Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are still working hard together to co-parent their children almost three years after splitting up. And in an effort to make sure that Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel got to spend some time with their dad, Garner took her kids to Hawaii this past weekend to celebrate Easter with the Justice League star. Could it be possible that Garner and Affleck could be trying to give their romance another shot?
According to Radar Online, Affleck had Good Friday off from filming, and he was able to take the kids to see a movie and enjoy milkshakes after.
“The kids were happy to see Ben and were holding his hand and hugging him. Jen seemed happy for the kids and stepped back to let Ben have his time with them,” revealed an insider.
While Affleck is with the children, Garner has been going on hikes and posting pics onInstagram. The source claims that they have also spent time together as a family, but Garner is making sure her ex has time alone with the kids.
Affleck, 45, has rented a house while he is in Hawaii shooting Triple Frontier, and Garner is staying in a nearby hotel.
Since she has time for herself, Garner is also documenting her hikes with trainer Simone De La Rue on her Instagram Stories – complete with compliments about her companion for being “so cute” and views of the picturesque Hawaiian scenery.
Fans can’t seem to let go of the idea that Garner and Affleck will somehow reconcile, but insiders insist that they are both moving on and they will never get back together. However, they will continue to do things as a family.
Garner has kept her dating life private since the split and has not publicly dated anyone since the divorce. However, Affleck quickly started seeing Saturday Night Live producer Lindsay Shookus, and cameras spotted the two of them together early last week.
Sources close to the Affleck and Shookus say that the two are very much still together, and while they aren’t rushing into anything, they do enjoy being around each other and are in a committed relationship.
But, there apparently were some moments when Affleck and Garner flirted with the idea of getting back together, and it doesn’t help the reconciliation rumors when the two take the opportunity to gush about each other in the media.
Affleck has called his ex a “superhero mom,” and admits he is extremely lucky to have her as a partner to co-parent with. Meanwhile, Garner said in a Vanity Fair interview not long after the split that if she had to do it all over again, she would make the same decision to marry Affleck and run towards him on the beach in Turks and Caicos.
But now, it’s all about the kids. Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck put them first, and they are both excited about the next step they will each take in their lives.