Jennifer Garner says split with Ben Affleck not ‘nearly as bad as you might imagine’

The actress appeared on the Today Show.

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The Affleck/Garner breakup wasn’t that bad according to Jennifer Garner, who commented on her split with Ben Affleck on the Today Show Wednesday morning. When co-anchor Savannah Guthrie said that divorcing in the public eye is “not easy,’’ Garner discussed the effects of the support she received during her breakup.

“You know what? It’s not easy to go through it, period,’’ Garner said. “I have found going through it in the public eye, it’s just another facet of it. For anyone, when your life shifts in any way, it’s tricky enough. But I have found people to be so warm and loving that it hasn’t been nearly as bad as you might imagine.’’


Garner also chatted about her children, who were in California with Affleck at the time.

“The kids are great,’’ she said. “They’ll be getting up in the morning and going to school soon, and Ben is there and he’ll be taking them. We will make it work.’’

The Today Show interview came just two days after The New York Times published a piece about Affleck in which he, too, discussed the end of his marriage. And he only had kind words for his ex-wife.

“Jen’s great. She’s a great person,’’ he said. “We’re on great terms. I just saw her this morning, so that’s the reality that I live in.’’

Bless his heart.

Watch Garner’s Today Show interview below:

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