Ben Affleck on the Reason He and Jennifer Garner Don't Act Like a Typical Divorced Couple

Ellen was v impressed.

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner
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Even with the heart-shattering Vanity Fair profiles and the follow-ups to the aforementioned heart-shattering Vanity Fair profiles, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are still buds, says Ben Affleck.

"Absolutely, you know?" said Affleck in response to Ellen DeGeneres' observation that they're thinking of the children more than most parents going through a divorce. "We're good friends and we're doing our best and our kids are fabulous and we're working our best for them and that's…What are you going to do?"

That explains why they've been hanging out so much, even though they'd probably rather, you know, have some *me* time.

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