KEY POINTS

  • Jennifer Garner has no regrets after allowing photographers to capture pictures of her children at her Wall of Fame ceremony
  • The "Peppermint" star said she doesn't worry about her dream of dancing with her husband at their kids' weddings anymore
  • Garner is sure that she and ex-husband Ben Affleck would still dance together at their children's weddings

Jennifer Garner got candid about the difficult part of her divorce from ex-husband Ben Affleck.

Garner and Affleck remained amicable after their divorce. The pair co-parent their three children — Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, 9.

In Garner's recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, she was asked about her divorce from Affleck after he called it the "biggest regret of his life."

"Going through it in public is not what's hard, going through it is what's hard, A," Garner said. "And B, my children's eyes are on me."

The "Peppermint" star said in 2016 when the wounds of their split were fresher that she "lost the dream of dancing with [her] husband at [her] daughter's wedding." When asked about it again, Garner was more relaxed and sure of her answer.

"When our kids get married, we'll dance, I know that now. We'll boogaloo and have a great time. I don't worry about that anymore," she added.

Although Garner and Affleck are both public figures, they are very private when it comes to their kids. In fact, the only time they allowed photos of their children to be taken was at Garner's Wall of Fame ceremony in 2018. It was a decision that she didn't regret because she knew her kids also wanted to witness it.

"I don't have two Oscars on my mantle, I've raised them," Garner said adding, "And I think every little kid has a dream that their mom will have a moment where people applaud her so that they can say, 'That's right, I knew it,' and my kids got to have that and for that I'm grateful."

Affleck also said in an interview in February that the divorce helped him with his craft, especially when he filmed the 2020 sports drama "The Way Back." In the film, he played a former high school basketball star struggling with alcoholism and mourning the loss of his child.

"For me the movie was much more about the fact that -- whether it’s having lived enough years having seen enough ups and downs having had children and divorce having experienced a lot of different things -- I’m at a point now in my life where I have sufficient life experience to bring to a role to make it really interesting for me. I’m not good enough to just invent it from whole cloth, you know?" Affleck said.

Garner and Affleck work together to give their children the best. In fact, they "co-parent and spend holidays together." An insider also said the "Justice League" star has the utmost respect for his ex-wife.

"Ben has the utmost respect for Jen and how she’s supported him through his addiction," the source said.

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck Pictured: Actress Jennifer Garner and actor-director Ben Affleck arrive at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. Photo: Getty Images/Jason Merritt