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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner still 'focused on family'

The A-list exes have been working hard at keeping their split amicable for their three children

By Keren Sim
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

When they announced the news of their shock split to the world, Hollywood power couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner promised to “go forward with love and friendship” – and it looks like they’re keeping to their word.

The amicable exes were spotted having a family day on Sunday with their three children Violet, 9 Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3, browsing their local farmers’ market and attending church together.

Paparazzi photos of the pair showed Ben and Jennifer looking relaxed and comfortable around each other, betraying no sign of tension from their recently announced split.

Ben and Jennifer seen together in Santa Monica earlier this month. Photo: Getty
Ben and Jennifer seen together in Santa Monica earlier this month. Photo: Getty

The sighting comes after Ben was also photographed on several weekend outings with his children, while Jennifer was wrapping up work on the film Miracles from Heaven in Atlanta. Now that the 43-year-old actress is back home, however, the duo are working on making the split as easy as possible for their family.

Earlier this month, the two were even seen leaving a family counselling centre together, although the transition hasn’t been completely smooth sailing.

“It’s still really hard and every day Ben’s learning new positive ways to cope and that goes on both sides,” a source told People.

“He’s just focused on his family.”

As Ben and Jennifer continue to work out the next phase of their divorce, their family remains the top priority.

“He enjoys the time with his family and that includes Jen,” People’s source said of Ben.

“They are still working hard at this.”

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