Amicable exes! Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner stepped out for a solo dinner date in Los Angeles on Thursday, September 22, and an onlooker tells Us the get-together seemed friendly.
“Ben and Jen arrived around 8 and left just before 10,” an eyewitness tells Us. “Jen came out and walked to the car. Ben was behind her [and] he looked like he might have had a few drinks. … Jen seemed content, she didn’t look upset and didn’t say anything.”
The pair dined at Sam's by the Beach without their three children — Violet, 10, Seraphina, 7 and Samuel, 4 — and appeared relaxed with one another.
The exes, both 44, announced their split after 10 years of marriage last June, but neither has taken action to formally file for divorce. Earlier this year, a source told Us that their relationship had taken a turn for the better.
“Jen mentioned that the divorce was going through very soon, and then a few weeks ago, things changed,” a source close to Garner told Us in July. “It does not seem to be moving in that direction.”
“Jen seems to still be in love with Ben but doesn’t allow her mind to go there,” the source continued. “She just focuses on the kids.”
The pair continue to live together in their $17.5 million, five-bedroom mansion, though they sleep in separate bedrooms. In the March issue of Vanity Fair, Garner revealed that she sleeps with their oldest daughter Violet; a close source told Us that the Batman star bunks in the guest room.
A second insider told Us, “If it was up to Ben, they would be together. He feels like he can’t live without Jen.”