Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have been putting on a brave face since the announcement of their split in June. The ex-couple have continued to wear their wedding rings, reportedly for the sake of their three children, and have made it clear that their kids are their priority.
Despite the end of his ten-year marriage, Ben Affleck is doing "great", his co-star Matt Damon has revealed.
The pair were promoting their TV series Project Greenlight in Los Angeles on Monday night when Matt opened up about his friend's situation.
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"He's got a big smile on his face," Matt Damon said of his newly separated co-star Ben Affleck
"He's great, he's great. He's got a big smile on his face," the Behind the Candelabra star told People.
Talking about Ben's upcoming 43rd birthday on Saturday, Matt joked: "Yeah, I wish him well, but he's 43, it's kind of like, meh. What is 43? It's not 40, it's not 45, it's 43. It's a forgettable birthday."
Ben did not stop to talk to reporters on the red carpet, but he did sign a few posters and gave out autographs to his excited fans. "You guys are crazy," he is reported to have said.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have said their priority is co-parenting their children
The newly separated star and Jennifer, 43, released a statement in June, announcing their split.
"After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce," they wrote. "We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time. This will be our only comment on this private, family matter. Thank you for understanding."
Ben once again made headlines when it was reported that he was dating his children's nanny, 28-year-old Christine Ouzounian. In July, the pair were spotted at the Hotel Bel-Air, where Christine has allegedly been staying in accommodation paid for by the Hollywood actor.
Ben rubbished the claims, with a spokesman for the star telling Page Six: "The story is garbage and full of lies. You shouldn't be able to hide behind 'blind stories' and attempt to destroy families going through a difficult time. The tabloid decided to construct stories in order to sell magazines. It's like story time in kindergarten. It's shameful and desperate."