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 (opens in new tab) and the follow-ups to the aforementioned heart-shattering Vanity Fair profiles (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab), even though they'd probably rather, you know, have some *me* time.

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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.