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Ben Affleck Still Wants Jennifer Garner, Just in a Different Way

Christina Marfice


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Christina is a reporter based in Boise, Idaho. She's a veteran vegetarian, a political junkie and a huge grammar snob. On the weekends, she can usually be found binging on Netflix, playing the piano or petting her cats, Daisy and Dandelion.

We haven't seen the last of Bennifer

Can we all just take a moment to admire the incredibly great way Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have handled their divorce?

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We're heartbroken that they're splitting up, but their breakup has been so amicable and dignified, and they've stayed so supportive of one another from day one. They really have set the bar high for not just celeb breakups, but all breakups.

And they're still at it. In a recent interview about his Red Nose Day involvement, Affleck was asked if he'd ever want to direct a female-led film. Being the total sweetheart that he is, he turned his answer into the sweetest compliment for his ex.

"I would love to; are you kidding me?" he answered. "I think that would be great. I’ve often said that I want to direct a movie that Jennifer was in because I think she’s so great and she could do something really cool."

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Unfortunately, that likely won't happen any time soon. Both Affleck and Garner are pretty devoted to raising their kids, and if they worked on the same movie, neither of them would be home with the brood.

"The problem that gets in the way is that one of us has to be looking after the kids at home," Affleck explained.

No worries, though. It's only a little over a decade before all the Affleck-Garner kids head off to college.

"Yeah! I’ve got another however many years until college," Affleck said. "We’re lockin’ it down for the next 13 years."

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In the meantime, Affleck is starring as Batman in Justice League, due out this fall, and Garner is currently starring in indie drama Wakefield, which drops this week.

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