"Everyone that I know that is dating it just seems, well... "I would not choose to be single or be in this position. I haven't been on a date and I am not interested in dating.
People want to set me up and I am just like, 'No, thank you!
She was flying on Jet Blue barely a few months after she had announced the end of her decade-long marriage to Ben Affleck when a fellow passenger approached her in the bathroom line. You may not take me for a cup of coffee, sir.' And then I said, 'But thanks for asking.'" It wasn't just that she wasn't ready to move on after a painful, and painfully dissected, split. Before settling down with Affleck, she had been married to Scott Foley—the two having met playing love interests on his hit costar Michael Vartan.
"I had to remind myself that that was something that could happen," she confessed in her March 2016 profile. Truthfully, she really couldn't even fathom what romance looks like in the 21st century, the era of millennials. Hitting the restart button, this time as a single mom of Violet, 12, Seraphina, 9, and Samuel, 6, wasn't something she had envisioned or really wanted. "I would not have chosen this life for myself or my kids," she confessed last November during a Hollywood Foreign Press Association conference for her film .
(So, yeah, she really could care less when Affleck bounced back from his Shookus split by briefly romancing 22-year-old model Shauna Sexton.) Their relationship is still in the casual zone, cautions the insider, what with Garner having to balance their covert date nights with press obligations for , her work with Once Upon a Farm, a line of organic kids' food she co-founded, and being a supermom to her brood of three.Sure, it’s got to hurt for Jennifer Garner to see her estranged husband text the woman he’s always been enamored with, but then again, there’s not much she can expect.As far as Ben Affleck is concerned, he’s a free man and the only thing holding him back from pursuing a Jennifer Lopez romance is his Jennifer Garner divorce papers."But she has enjoyed spending time with him," notes the insider, "and being with someone new." It took a beat for Garner to liken time spent with a stranger to something enjoyable rather than a somewhat unpleasant shock to the system.Though, admittedly, her first kiss post-divorce wasn't of the standard variety.