It has been more than three years since Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their separation after ten years of marriage.
Although the two have not been romantic since then, they have remained a part of the two lives together with their three children – Violet, 12, Seraphina, 9, and Sam, 6 – together and often in the church and in the holidays as a family.
Then Garner was spotted on Wednesday bringing her ex to a rehab facility.
"Ben's priorities remain his family and his sobriety," said a source opposite ET. "He continues to attend meetings and meditation classes for his well-being, and you have to work soberly every day, and he does."
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Here is everything she has said about Affleck since her breakup:
Garner opened during a [CBSSundayMorning interview that she was putting the pressure of public life on her marriage and her family "When I look back at it, I really feel the stress." I could really – I could cry when I talk about it. "
She added," What I believe, I've learned, is that investigation into your private life put pressure to make something happen, you feel a pressure to hurry and marry you because you think this will end: are they engaged, are not they? "And vice versa, if you are – If there is any idea of problems, or if the tabloids decide that there are problems, it can cause problems, but to be honest, in public, everyone says, "Oh, you had to go through this in public."public is not what's hard. It's hard to go through with it. "
On Father's Day, Garner wrote a rare and touching tribute to Affleck on Instagram:" Our children are lucky to have a father who looks at them as you look at them and love them the way you do they love, @benaffleck. #happyfathersday #threeluckykids #haveagreatday.
In an interview with news.com.au, Garner spoke of being separated from her children's father and said, "I would not have chosen this life for myself or for my children. I would not choose to be single or to be in this position. It's something we work through.
After People published a cover story about Garner's new life as a single mother, Garner picked up Facebook to clarify the matter.
"This is not a tragedy in any way but it affects me and my family, and before my mother's garden club lights her phone, I wanted to make it clear, "she said," I did not do it for this cover. I have not participated or authorized this article. While we are here for what it's worth: I have three wonderful kids and my family is complete.
Garner spoke with Denny Directo of ET at the Save the Children Illumination Gala about how she and Affleck chose to raise their children.
"It's so important that you dictate to your children, As you are a citizen of the world and I think that's the best thing you can do, "she told ET, adding that she and Affleck each have special reasons to teach their children.
" The is really important at home to ensure that our children know that we both have things that are so important to us … that we spend time, resources, and our energy on making our own little piece of the world a little bit better, "she said.
Garner was praised on the Today show for having her children the first to deal with the end of their marriage.
"It has to be," she said. "You have no choice, it has to be."
To call her family unit "definitely a modern family," she added, "We're really fine." She also opened about her decision to take her children to London to film the Justice League in which Affleck played Batman.
"Ben was working on Justice League and I thought," Well, the kids should have that experience, "she explained." He and I are good friends, and we all went out in droves . "
For the first time since the couple announced their breakup in June 2015, Garner told their story page in a Vanity Fair cover piece. She had both friendly and honest words for her alienated husband in the article.
"It was a real marriage," she said. And it did not work. "
She added that she would do it again and said," I have the big one I did marry him and I would go back and repeat this decision He is the love of my life What will I do about it? "
Regarding Affleck's personality, Garner admitted:" I always say: When its sun shines on you, you feel it. "But when the sun shines elsewhere, it is cold. He can certainly cast a shadow.
From her attachment, she admitted, "He is still the only person who really knows the truth about things. And I'm still the only person who knows some of his truths.
When it came to the public reaction to Affleck, she remarked, "No one has to hate [Ben] for me. I do not hate him. Of course we do not have to defeat the guy. Do not worry – my eyes were wide open during the marriage.
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