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There are five stages of grief when mourning the loss of one of your favorite celebrity couples: Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally acceptance. It's been a year since we lost the adorableness that was Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck and we're still not willing to accept that the pair has split after almost a decade of marriage. In fact, Garner herself seems way more adjusted to her new relationship with her former husband than we are. (Good for her, but what does that say about us right?) The Nine Lives actress opened up the Today show Thursday morning about her marriage and new life with Affleck and her children, and it sounds like Bennifer is just as strong as ever — but not in the way you'd might expect.
When Affleck and Garner announced their separation last year, the world was waiting with bated breath to see if these two crazy kids would be able to work things out. But despite all the reconciliation rumors floating around since the pair was spotted vacationing in Europe this summer with their three children, Garner just cleared the air on the NBC morning show, stating that, no, her and her former beau are not back together romantically, but are still united when it comes to raising their kids. "We are definitely a modern family," Garner explained to Today's Natalie Morales, stating that her and Affleck are now "great friends."
But what about that Euro trip? No, it was not in any way a second honeymoon or an attempt to rekindle their romance, according to Garner. "Ben was working in London on Justice League and I felt like, 'Well, the kids should have that experience,'" the actress shared. "He and I are great friends and we just all went en masse... The kids and I had an amazing time, and he worked hard and got to join us for some."
So while the romantic relationship between Affleck and Garner is still toting a R.I.P. status, Bennifer — as a co-parenting team — is still alive and well for the sake of their little ones. "I want them to see everything's okay," said Garner. "We're doing really well," she confirmed.
That's all we could ask for, right?
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