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Jennifer Garner: I Wouldn’t Have Chosen This Life

It’s been a rollercoaster for Jennifer Garner since she split from ex-husband, Ben Affleck. He was linked to women, including his children’s former nanny, and now seems to be dating Saturday Night Live producer, Lindsay Shookus, with whom he is alleged to have had an affair (she was also married at the time).

Jennifer Garner and Violet Affleck

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All the while, Garner has kept a relatively low profile as she focuses on her kids and her career. In a recent interview with Australia’s News.com.au, she did shed a little light on what she’s been going through.

The actress explained, “I would not have chosen this life for myself or for my kids. I would not choose to be single or be in this position.” Truly, what divorced person sets out to have a failed marriage, though? Still, at least, most of us get to suffer in private. Her whole breakup has been in the public eye.

Garner, who continues to live in California with their three children, Violet, 11, Seraphina, 8, and Sam, 5 , is trying to make co-parenting work with Affleck who has been traveling back and forth to New York to spend time with Shookus.

“It’s something that we are working through,” Garner said. “I haven’t been on a date and I am not interested in dating. People want to set me up and I am just like, ‘No thank you!’”

It appears, though, that they former couple are going to make things work for the holiday season. “We will all be together for Thanksgiving,” revealed Garner. “We will be together with our kids and give them a special Christmas. We get along really well and it’s not an issue. We are friends; we can manage it.”

It’s tough to try to raise kids in two homes so let’s hope that they continue to put in this level of effort for years to come.

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