Although Jennifer Garner may have ended her relationship with Ben Affleck, it doesn’t mean she has to cut ties with his family.
Garner was spotted taking a friendly stroll with Affleck’s mom, Christopher Anne “Chris,” in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
The two seemed to be truly enjoying each other’s company and were even walking arm-in-arm, smiling, laughing and embracing each other.
At one point, Garner, 45, gave her former husband’s mom her sunglasses when she had a problem seeing.
The women’s outing comes just days after Affleck, 44, and his new girlfriend Lindsay Shookus, 37, were seen vacationing in Maine together over the weekend.
“He recently wrapped filming on Justice League and is enjoying his summer,” a friend of Affleck’s told PEOPLE.
Another source said, “He also really enjoys spending time with Lindsay. It won’t be surprising to see them out and about and together in the coming weeks.”
The source revealed that Affleck and Garner, 45, are still putting their children, Violet, 11, Seraphina, 8, and Samuel, 5, first.
“He’s trying to live a normal life and is focused on putting his family first,” explained the friend. “Ben and Jen have worked hard to figure out what’s best for their kids. They’ll continue to spend time together and separately.”
Read on to see more of the latest updates on the former couples' separate lives.
According to E! News, Affleck is dating Lindsay Shookus, a producer at Saturday Night Live.
E! News' source explained that the relationship is, "in the early stages" and the new couple recently met up in London while Affleck was there for work in addition to their separate outings in Maine and Los Angeles.
This may come as no surprise to many, as previously reported by Womanista in April that the Oscar-winning actor had begun to move on. At that time, Affleck had moved out of the family guesthouse and was supposedly dating someone "casually."
"It's more than a summer fling," said the source. "They are having fun and care for each other. It's early and they are taking it slow."
A source close to Garner said, "It’s not an easy situation for Jen," and then added that she is staying in "mama-bear mode" for right now, according to a report from People.
The source also revealed that Garner anticipated Affleck would go public, saying, "She knew it would happen soon. Ben just can’t be alone."
Shortly after it was reported that Affleck had a new girlfriend, it was widely reported that he had been cheating on Garner with her.
According to a source, "Ben and Lindsay [Shookus] started their affair in 2015. They were not casually dating — they were having a full-blown affair," as reported by The Daily Mail.
The source continued, "They were sleeping together, sending each other cute texts and meeting up whenever they could."
It's also reported that Garner and Kevin Miller, Lindsay's ex-husband were "devastated" when they discovered the affair a few years ago.
On the contrary, however, a source close to Affleck claims that this is untrue.
"Lindsay was not what led to the end of their marriage. They had a ton of other problems," the Affleck source said.
The new Garner source refutes this, saying that "it would have been easier for Jen if Ben would have just dated someone that Jen wasn’t familiar with."
Still though, a separate source reveals that Garner is doing fine, saying, "“Of course there are issues given it was a major affair, but Jen is her own woman and is completely fine. Nothing is new for her here."
Reports have emerged that Affleck and Shookus are living together.
A source close to the situation said, "They are spending time together in L.A. and Lindsay is staying at Ben’s new house," as reported by the Daily Mail.
Furthermore, the "new house" in question where the lovebirds are said to be living in is right down the street from where Garner lives.
This, however, may be an intentional, strategic move to be able to keep their kids from having to go too far since they are pursuing joint custody.
According to a source, Garner confronted Shookus years ago after finding out about her relationship with Affleck.
“Lindsay refused to back down or quit the affair,” a source said of Garner's confrontation.
An insider recently told Us Weekly that "Lindsay said she'd only stop if Ben asked her to."
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Affleck "isn't relieved that this information is out there," another source previously told Us Weekly, "but he is very happy with Lindsay and doesn't want to hide it."