Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Jennifer Garner opens up on co-parenting with ex-husband Ben Affleck

rexfeatures_5813186av.jpg

Since announcing their decision to divorce back in June 2015, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have repeatedly spoken publicly about the importance of putting their children first.

The pair, who were married for 10 years, have three children together: Violet, 10, Seraphina, 7, and Samuel, 4.

Now, Garner, 44, has again spoken out on her efforts to co-parent with Affleck, 44, by describing how they both make an effort to teach their children about the various charities they support.

The pair on the red carpet in 2014

The pair on the red carpet in 2014

"It's so important that you model for your kids how to be a citizen of the world, and I think that's the very best thing you can do," Garner told Entertainment Tonight.

"That's really important at home, to make sure that our kids know that we both have causes that we care so much about... That we dedicate time, resources, and our energy toward making our own little slice of the world a little bit better," she added.

Garner and Affleck in 2003

Garner and Affleck in 2003

Garner had previously spoken out about the importance of co-parenting to Vanity Fair magazine, saying that throughout their divorce, "the main thing is these kids—and we’re completely in line with what we hope for them."

The actress also opened up on her feelings about her ex-husband, and the rumours that he had had an affair, by saying, “People have pain - they do regrettable things, they feel shame, and shame equals pain. No one needs to hate him for me. I don’t hate him. Certainly we don’t have to beat the guy up. Don’t worry - my eyes were wide open during the marriage.”

"Sure, I lost the dream of dancing with my husband at my daughter’s wedding," she added. "But you should see their faces when he walks through the door. And if you see your kids love someone so purely and wholly, then you’re going to be friends with that person.”

Affleck himself has also spoken out about co-parenting, telling Entertainment Tonight earlier this month that the pair "try [their] best".

Related

sarah jessica parker kim cattrall.jpg

Sarah Jessica Parker slams sexist Kim Cattrall feuding rumours

jennifer-aniston-justin-theroux-badass-brangelina-2.JPG

Justin Theroux praises Jennifer Aniston for being a “proper badass”

opener_rt.jpg

Science of break-ups: why heartbreak really hurts

More

The best A-list Instagrams from the week so far

From Sienna Miller’s backstage inspiration to Jennifer Lopez’s cosy couple snap

by Nicola Colyer
23 Aug 2017

Prince Harry emotionally criticizes the paparazzi over Diana’s death

“She was still very much alive on the back seat of that car”

by Kayleigh Dray
23 Aug 2017

Chrissy Teigen gets real about her troubled relationship with alcohol

“I need to fix myself”

by Kayleigh Dray
23 Aug 2017

5 famous women have been targeted in disgusting private photo hack

Miley Cyrus, Kristen Stewart and Stella Maxwell are the latest stars to have their pictures leaked.

by Moya Crockett
22 Aug 2017

Tom Hardy's final CBeebies Bedtime Story is a tribute to his late dog

“Run with the angels... I will see you when I get there”

by Kayleigh Dray
22 Aug 2017

UKIP candidate suggests paying British Indians to leave the UK

And Twitter responds perfectly

by Moya Crockett
21 Aug 2017

Elisabeth Moss denies that Scientology is anything like Gilead

The Handmaid’s Tale star discusses the parallels between her show and her faith.

by Moya Crockett
21 Aug 2017

JK Rowling spots mansplainer in the wild, and deals with him perfectly

The Harry Potter author won’t let any woman’s confidence be knocked by mansplaining

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Aug 2017

The best A-list Instagrams from the week so far

From Nicki Minaj’s vintage look to a Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants reunion

by Nicola Colyer
18 Aug 2017

Chris Brown tried to excuse his attack on Rihanna, and it’s not OK

“Violence is a choice he made – and he alone is responsible for it”

by Kayleigh Dray
17 Aug 2017