When it comes to the holiday season, many divorced parents can attest to the fact that things can get tricky. The best thing you can do, really, is put the children first and do what you can to make things comfortable and happy for them. It sounds like that’s exactly what Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner did this year.
Despite having separated in 2015 (and filing for divorce earlier this year), the pair focused on their three kids, Violet, 12, Seraphina, 8, and Samuel, 5, over the holidays.
Affleck, who continues to seek treatment for alcohol addiction, spent the day at his ex-wife’s Los Angeles home where they celebrated Christmas as a family, just as they did at Thanksgiving this year also.
The Justice League actor’s girlfriend, Saturday Night Live producer, Lindsay Shookus, with whom he shares an apartment in New York City, was not included in the festivities. It’s unclear whether she stayed on the east coast or traveled west with Affleck.
Undoubtedly, things will get more complicated as Garner and Affleck get more serious with other people (although, Garner, has said that she has no interest in dating right now) but, for now, it looks like they are doing the best they can and, really, that’s all any of us can do.