Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Talk About Their Breakup in Separate Interviews
The former couple gave separate interviews about how they’re coping with their split.
Airing today (March 16), the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice star told Degeneres,
We’re good friends and we’re doing our best and our kids are fabulous and we’re working our best for them.
He also discussed his 4-year-old son, Samuel, and his excitement over his dad being Batman.
Garner echoed the same sentiments in a new interview with the Today show’s Savannah Guthrie.
You know what? We’re doing really well. The kids are great, they’ll be getting up and going to school soon. And Ben is there, and he’ll be taking them. We will make it work.
…It’s not easy to go through it — period. I have found going through it in the public eye, it’s just another facet of it. But for anyone, when your life shifts in any way, it’s tricky enough. But I have found people to be so warm and loving that it hasn’t been nearly as bad as you might imagine.
The 43-year-old actress previously gave a very personal and revealing interview with Vanity Fair in February.
“It was a real marriage,” she said. “It wasn’t for the cameras. And it was a huge priority for me to stay in it. And that did not work.” On the subject of Affleck’s rumored affair with their nanny, Christine Ouzounian, Garner commented:
Let me just tell you something. We had been separated for months before I ever heard about the nanny. She had nothing to do with our decision to divorce. She was not a part of the equation. Bad judgment? Yes. It’s not great for your kids for [a nanny] to disappear from their lives.
Garner also talked about faith, and her emotional new movie, Miracles from Heaven.
After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce. We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time.