More than two years after they split, Garner is still taking things one day at a time, and that means no dating yet. In fact, she really can’t see herself dating at all, so it may be awhile.
“People want to set me up and I am just like, ‘No thank you!’” she told News.com.au in a new interview, adding that she hasn’t been on a date since the split. Instead, her focus is solidly on the three kids she shares with Affleck and navigating post-divorce life with them by her side.
“I would not have chosen this life for myself or for my kids,” she said. “I would not choose to be single or be in this position. It’s something that we are working through.”
Even after their official divorce last April, though, Garner and Affleck are peacefully co-parenting the kids, 12-year-old Violet, 8-year-old Seraphina and 5-year-old Samuel. Part of that means spending Thanksgiving as a family even though they aren’t together anymore. During the interview, Garner revealed their plans, which include Affleck’s mom coming to help with the kids.
“Ben’s mom, Chris [Boldt], will be in town and she and Ben will take the kids and I’ll have crafts set up and I’ll have T-Ball, soccer, I’ll have everything set up,” she explained. “If they will play with the kids and just let me cook, it is heaven for me. I will make homemade bread, I’ll make stuffing, I’ll make a turkey, I’ll make gravy, I’ll make sweet potato pudding, I’ll make pies. Just let me have that day in the kitchen.” Uh, can we have a seat at that dinner table, please? The food sounds delish, but the Thanksgiving attendee roster sounds even better.
So, it sounds like Garner remains our personal lifestyle guru with this revelation that she is happily single. Let’s be real: If there’s any woman we’d want to relate to as a happily single woman, it has to be her.