Co-parenting Exes Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Vacation Together With Kids
We're still not over Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck splitting up back in 2015, and we may or may not have fantasies of the two stars reuniting, OK? We're only human. Still, we have to admit, the two are co-parenting goals all the way. The ex-spouses and their children spent spring break and Easter together in Hawaii, where Affleck is in training for a new film, Triple Frontier.
This isn't the first time the A-list actors have taken a family holiday after filing for divorce. The two have taken several vacations together with their three kids, Violet, 12, Seraphina, 9, and Samuel, 6.
A source told E! News, "Jen and the kids flew out to Hawaii for Spring Break to visit Ben. Ben had Good Friday off from filming and spent the day with the kids. They went and saw a movie and then had shave ice and 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."
The source told E! that Garner stayed in a hotel (not in the house that Affleck is renting). On Friday, Affleck, Garner and the three kids all strolled in Honolulu. Though Lindsay Shookus — Affleck's girlfriend — joined him last week in Hawaii, she was conspicuously absent for any family time.
A very glowy and relaxed-looking Garner posted an Instagram photo of herself and friend Simone De La Rue (celeb trainer and founder of Body by Simone) hiking the Koko Head Trail on Saturday while Affleck was with the kids.
Garner captioned the pic, "A perfect morning hike with my buddy @bodybysimone. #Aloha and #mahalo!"
By all accounts, any differences Affleck and Garner still have are put aside when it comes to their kids' well-being. A second source reported that Affleck has made several trips back to LA to see his ex and the kids during his time in Hawaii.
"Ben and Jen are friendly to one another and amicable in front of their kids," the initial source said. "They have been hanging out as a family, but Jen has also given Ben alone time with the kids. On Saturday morning, Jen left the kids with Ben and went hiking... Ben and the kids relaxed at home while Jen was gone." the source divulged.
"Later in the day, Jen met up with Ben and the kids at a local park," added the source. "The kids played while Ben and Jen sat together chatting. The kids would come up to tell them something and they would laugh hysterically together. They watched the kids climb the structure and have fun before leaving together as a family."
*Sniff* If only their names didn't rhyme, maybe we could stop hoping.