They grow up so fast! Ben Affleck stepped out with his oldest daughter Violet — and she is not a little girl anymore. The father-daughter duo looked happier than ever as they enjoyed an afternoon together despite the ongoing divorce drama between Ben and ex Jennifer Garner.
Wearing clear frame glasses, a striped tank top and light pink shorts, the 11-year-old beauty looked just like her famous mother. The pair, who were photographed holding hands, were definitely enjoying the alone time despite being interrupted by paparazzi. Watch the video below to see Violet today!
Right before, Ben, 44, was spotted grabbing coffee with his new girlfriend Lindsay Shookus, a producer on SNL. The new couple recently made their relationship public, and sources revealed to Life & Style that Jen, 37, is “hurt and humiliated” by the Batman actor.
“Jen’s never been about getting retribution,” said an insider. “That’s not her style. But Ben’s insensitive actions have changed her.” The Elektra actress is finally realizing, “she could never really trust Ben,” explained the insider.
Today, Jen is determined to keep her split from Ben friendly as not to negatively affect their kids, including middle daughter Seraphina, 8, and son Samuel, 5. However, she is thinking about getting tougher in their divorce negotiations since Ben decided to ice her out. “She’s so mad,” added the insider. “She told friends, ‘Ben’s going to pay.’”
Ben with Lindsay.
Meanwhile, Ben is set on maintaining his sobriety after checking into rehab earlier this year. He thanks Jennifer for her support during the difficult time on his personal Facebook page, writing, “I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront.”
He continued, “I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be. I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it, and to be a source of strength for anyone out there who needs help but is afraid to take the first step. “I’m lucky to have the love of my family and friends, including my co-parent, Jen, who has supported me and cared for our kids as I’ve done the work I set out to do.”