Jennifer Garner was seen in good spirits less than 24 hours after her ex-husband, Ben Affleck, aired their dirty laundry in an interview.
She was pictured on Wednesday going for a walk in Santa Monica, California, holding a cup of coffee and smiling a big smile.
Affleck, who went into rehab for alcoholism in 2018, told Howard Stern on Tuesday that he “would have drunk” had he remained married to Garner.
In the revealing interview, he added, “I was like, ‘I can’t leave because of my kids, but I’m not happy, what do I do?'” “And what I did was… [I] I drank a bottle of scotch and slept on the couch, which turned out not to be the answer.”
The former couple were married from 2005 to 2018 and have three children: Violet, 16, Seraphina, 12, and 9-year-old Samuel.
The “Batman” star also told Stern that the former had had moments of tension and custody disputes, but eventually split up “amicably.”
Affleck has been criticized for his remarks because it appeared to many that he had publicly insulted the mother of his three children, blaming her in large part on his alcohol addiction.
“When you can’t accept that your drinking problem is because of you, you still have a drinking problem,” one person said on Twitter. “Jennifer Garner didn’t push Ben Affleck to drink, but she pushed him to rehab probably to save his life.”
Another, points out the 12-step Alcoholics Anonymous program, added, “If Ben Affleck blames Jennifer Garner for his drinking, he should hold himself accountable and make step 4. Then he gets on his knees and thanks her for putting up with his unbearable ass.”
Step 4 of AA points out the need to conduct a “discerning and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.”
Some on social media also believe Affleck’s recent comments should be a warning sign for Jennifer Lopez, the Academy Award winner’s girlfriend.
Ben Affleck explained to Stern that marrying Jennifer Garner was so unbearable that it got him drunk, one person chirp. “Even if he believes that, you’re not saying it for the sake of the kids or to be an honest person. Maybe Jennifer Lopez should rethink things.”
However, Garner doesn’t seem as pissed off as people on Twitter — in public, at least.
During her morning walk with her children, she was quiet and calm, which seems to be her way of doing when dealing with matters relating to her ex.
Last week, Affleck was seen gasping for Garner, looking very sad due to his boisterous arm movements and his wide gaze.
However, the alum “Alias” listened to him intently and remained calm with her hands at her sides.
In a 2016 interview with Vanity Fair, Garner gave a glimpse into her dynamic with Affleck.
“He’s just a complicated guy,” she told the newspaper at the time. “I always say, ‘When the sun shines on you you feel it.’ But when the sun shines somewhere else, it’s cold. It can cast a shadow on that.”