Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck went to a Fourth of July parade with their kids

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These are some photos taken yesterday of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck looking like they’re quite happy to hang out together. (Of course they’re both actors but Affleck often looks surly in front of the paparazzi.) They were seen at a Fourth of July parade in Brentwood with their kids, where Garner ran a 5k race for charity earlier in the day. There’s video of that on YouTube, and you can see her three kids, Violet, 11, Seraphina, eight, and Sam, five, meeting her at the finish line. The Daily Mail reports that Sam and Seraphina jogged a little at the end of the race.

Check out Garner’s Fourth of July outfit. She’s wearing skinny jeans, cute sneakers and an adorable red and white-striped tank. She looks much better than usual, is what I’m saying, especially in regard to her footwear. Affleck looks about the same as usual lately, but he’s probably still sober! Sources say he had two hot dogs and a diet coke while watching the parade.

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The family was also accompanied by their dog, a beautiful German Shepherd Golden Retriever they adopted as a puppy two years ago, right around the time of nannygate. The puppy was said to be Garner’s idea, and People had sourced quotes that claimed the new dog was “another sign they are working together to raise kids and be in a kind relationship.” Yes but what is the dog’s name?! It’s beautiful I want it to become as famous as Finn Seyfried. This is how Garner could maintain her midwest mom (no offense to midwest moms! It’s a reference to something Matt Damon said) while getting with the times – by starting an Instagram for this beautiful dog. No more sourced quotes about how she’s getting along with Ben while having girls’ nights out on the town. No more happy family photos on one hand while decrying the paparazzi’s invasion in their lives on the other. Make it about the dog. We will eat that up.

Also there are rumors that Affleck has signed on to three more DC movies as Batman. He’s supposedly committed to The Batman, Justice League 2 and another project which is unknown. Site We Got This Covered makes it clear that these are just rumors though, and that they originate from Reddit. I bet Affleck is game for doing Batman again, but we’ll see.

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  1. Marion C. says:

    Beautiful dog but if the Garner-Afflecks adopted a GSD this isn’t theirs as it is a golden retriever.

    • Nicki says:

      Yep, definitely not a German Shepherd. In the linked post, it’s correctly identified as a Golden Retriever. (Gorgeous!)

      • Celebitchy says:

        I don’t know why I wrote that I’ll fix it. -edit- I know why, I googled “is Golden Retriever capitalized,” I got the German Shepard answer and then I wrote it down wrong.

      • JoJo says:

        Semi-unrelated, but Ben did have (or still has?) a very dark GSD. They got it when they were still together, but then it seemed to become Ben’s dog. He was seen out with the GSD a bunch right after they split in 2015 and also was photographed with it on the set of Live by Night in Boston. Wonder if Ben still has it.

  2. Lillian says:

    I think that’s great they spend the holidays together with their kids.

    Growing up, my divorced parents couldn’t even be in the same room together

    • Ravensdaughter says:

      Trying to do that with my ex of ten years and my teen boys with a picnic-this is the third time this year-and it was still awkward. Not to the level that the boys were aware, so it’s probably ok.

  3. Nicole says:

    Not beat in what will soon be a dead horse, but that’s totally a Golden. ALSO, I’m no body language expert but Ben is looking seriously interested in his soon to be ex-wife. I sense something afoot.

    • Jerusha says:

      “Don’t it always seem to go
      That you don’t know what you’ve got
      Till it’s gone”

      Thanks, Joni.

    • Mannori says:

      usually when two people speak to each other they look into each other eyes. I think is reading too much into a picture of two exes looking at each other and smiling during a holiday parade, which is pretty much normal, if they get along. Saying that he’s interested in her just by looking at one picture is too much. Is as ridiculous as like trying to interpret his body language in just another picture of the same set: he’s looking the other way while she’s talking to him, looking intently and even posing with her tits up: does this mean that he can’t even look at her and he’s fed up with her and she’s clingy and trying to get his attention? No, right? I think for body language gossip studies is better to watch the videos. Single pictures can’t say much of anything.

  4. Kate says:

    He looks sober, that’s the most important.

  5. PettyRiperton says:

    It’s good that they’re putting they’re kids first and whatever personal feelings to the side. Jen looks good here, Ben…. meh.

    • Sage says:

      IA, they handled their separation well. Jennifer has displayed a lot of patience for this fool.

      • tina says:

        IMO Jennifer Garner has handled the entire situation with much dignity and class. This could have been a whole different scenario if she had responded like most women. (myself included). I think the fact that he has always been gone during their marriage makes it easier for the family to adjust. I hope he is able to maintain his sobriety.

      • KB says:

        I’ve never been a Garner fan, but I have to admit I’m in awe of how little resentment she seems to have towards him. She’s been so supportive of him through the last two years when she could have been understandably petty and bitter. And her family is better for it. The kids and Ben are lucky to have her.

    • Carol says:

      They both look good here! They look happy with their children and their children look happy, which is the most important thing!

      • AnneC says:

        Makes me sad that some photographer was this close to them taking photos of adults and children going about their day. Ugh.

  6. LMAO says:

    Call me crazy…..I still have hope for these kids.

    Yeah, I know.

    • Mia4s says:

      You’re crazy. ;-)

      I think they’ll get along pretty well from here on out because he’s “free”. I believe her when she says he is/was the love of her life; and him? Well I think he likes her a whole lot! Ouch, but there it is. I think they can be friends but it will be much harder on her than him.

      • JoJo says:

        I’m crazy too. I think Ben is one of those types that enjoys the challenge, and right now, Jen is a challenge. I think Jen knows this and is probably enjoying it. That said, if they officially got back together, I think they’d be back to the same old dynamic pretty quickly. I know others think it’s crazy, but I won’t believe it until they sign the divorce papers.

      • Jenfan says:

        I agree with Jojo – he does enjoy the chase. Now they may have been playing the cameras, but some of these shots do make it look like something more. That said I think they are done. (At least for now), maybe in 10 years if he can maintain his sobriety and they are not with other people. Either way nice happy pics.

    • LMAO says:

      Agree with most of the responses (particularly the affirmation of my crazy, haha).

      I have a sense of hope for them because my own marriage of 11 years has been shaky the last 2-3 due to a major lifestyle change that shook everything. (No drugs, cheating, that kind of thing though). We’ve separated and reconciled but still have ups and downs and occasional doubt. We are rebuilding,

      If they really wanted to be divorced at the same time — they would be. It really is that simple. But everyday at least one of them and sometimes both is waking up and choosing something else. I think there’s a glimmer of hope.

      • Jenfan says:

        What are you talking about? They filed for divorce in April – just have millions to work out

      • Carol says:

        You do not see his brother, Casey with Summer and their children on outings. Don’t get me wrong….you see Casey with his kids but not with Summer as well.
        Other stars have been known to call off a divorce after they have filed! And some stars have never officially divorced and that works for them, too!

    • JoJo says:

      @Jenfan – It’s interesting though. Just to play devil’s advocate on our own comments about how they looked in the pics, they had what everyone assumed to be a very “together” look coming out of church that time in April, and then people were shocked when they filed a week or two later. The filing had to have been in the works already by that church outing, so maybe they are just truly content and comfortable as friends now. If they really did stay in separate houses in the Bahamas, maybe they’re now starting to set the stage for dividing up the properties like the one in Baker’s Bay, etc.

      • Jenfan says:

        @jojo I do think this divorce will becom finalized. Once they filed, after 2 years of separation- I do think it’s happening. I also think right time right place – there could be a possibility in the future but only after many years of sobriety – it would have to be a total reset from their former relationship. I think these pics just show something is still there.

  7. tracking says:

    Either they’re playing for the cameras or seem to be building a genuine friendship centered around the kids. That would be great, and I admire them (especially her!) for making this work. And, yes, she does look super cute here. Maybe because her clothes actually fit well!

  8. Samantha says:

    I think Ben’s looking MUCH better than the last few months.

  9. Nyawira says:

    Good for them. This is how to do divorce .

  10. nemera34 says:

    Good for them. And most importantly for their kids. It is important for kids to feel that the 2 people they love most in the world don’t hate each other.

  11. Connell says:

    It’s great that Jennifer ran the race and they are together for the kids. She seems more confident these days. If Ben did all those movies, he’ll be set for life. He’ll have to stay off the sauce to do them. Hopefully, he can do that. Jennifer is so athletic, outdoorsy. Looks great. She got breast implants, right? Small ones, I think. Perfect for her.

    • Cath says:

      I noticed the implants too Connell
      It was the change in breast size but they seemed a little too perky in the tank top to be natural especially for a mom of 3!
      No judgment tho – - this is Hollywood after all

  12. Pandy says:

    God, I think she looks awful. Those jeans do nothing for her. And big deal, the tank top. Same crap hair … Not that i expect to see her looking like Pippa at Wimbeldon but I KNOW she could find a pair of jeans that look better than that. Her jeans look like mine do on me but I have a GAP budget.

    • KB says:

      The jeans are a little too tight and in the bigger set of photos she had to adjust them a lot it seemed, but you’ve got to grade on a scale with her. For her, this is good or at least better.

  13. Loca says:

    Who and where was Ben during 4th of July evening? That’s what I want to know. TMZ already let it be known he was casually dating “hooking up” on tge side already. Ben has been over her. I think his kids do make him happy though.

  14. o says:

    Ben Affleck “likes a challenge” and “loves the chase”? lol wtf kind of hopeful projection is that? What woman has he ever been with who DIDN’T throw herself at him, or leave her husband or boyfriend for him, or devote her life to him? They all have. He’s used to easy and accommodating women, if anything.

  15. Mannori says:

    those bags under Ben’s eyes look like a tad bit more than just jet lag related.