Jennifer Garner flashed a smile while running errands in LA on Thursday. The actress clutched a cup of coffee as she made her way to her car; after picking up her daughters, Violet and Seraphina Affleck, from school, the trio bounced across the street together with Jennifer wearing Seraphina's backpack. Earlier this week, Jen appeared on the Dr. Oz show, where she opened up about the harmful effects that the paparazzi has had on her children, especially her 4-year-old son, Samuel: "Of all my kids, he hates them the most," she said, adding that she comforts him by explaining, "We just have to live our lives, son, and do the best we can."
Jen has clearly been putting family first, especially in the wake of her split from husband Ben Affleck, who has also been making the press rounds to promote his superhero flick Batman v Superman. Both Ben and Jen have made considerate statements about each other in recent interviews; while appearing on CBS This Morning on Friday, Ben commended Jennifer for setting "such a good example" for their kids. Keep reading to see photos from Jen's latest outing, then see all of her recent red-hot red carpet appearances.