Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner always said their three children are their main priority, despite their decision to divorce, and they are holding true to that promise.
The two exes were spotted reuniting this morning at the Country Mart in Brentwood, Calif., for some breakfast with their 4-year-old son Samuel.
“Jen left at 7:45 a.m. with the three kids. She dropped the girls off and then took off with Samuel and stopped at the Country Mart,” a source tells E! News. “When she was in the parking lot, Ben was waiting there for her. They left together in her car and headed towards Samuel’s school. They were at the school for awhile. They may have had a meeting.”
The insider adds, “They were together and looked like a happy family all over again. It’s hard to think of them as separated.”
While it’s also nice to see Ben and Jen being amicable with each other, the casually clad pair’s reunion paled in comparison to the image of their adorable boy.
Samuel—who was decked out in denim, a checkered button-up and suspenders (!)—was spotted smiling from ear-to-ear, presumably thanks to spending time with both of his famous parents and that big bag of cookies he was holding.
Ben Affleck Says He Follows Jennifer Garner’s Parenting Lead After Split
Sam and his famous mama were later joined by his older siblings, Violet, 10, Seraphina, 7, where they were seen joyfully skipping down the street after school.
Last month, Affleck praised Garner when it comes to her nurturing skills, and said he takes her lead when it comes to parenting. “I am a giant fan of Jennifer,” Affleck said on CBS This Morning. “She’s just a fabulous person. She’s just a wonderful person. She’s a great mother. She’s a real talent.”
“Life doesn’t always turn out exactly the way you want,” he said. “We’re doing our very best and we’re putting our kids first and that’s how we’re focusing on our day to day lives and we don’t know what the future’s gonna hold, but each step that we take is one where we prioritize our children and everything else comes second. And she’s just so good at doing that and has set such a good example and a lead that I follow. She’s somebody that I admire and respect and remain excellent friends with.”
Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner over the years