11 Things Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Have Said About Each Other Since Their Split

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their plans to divorce back in July 2015, but since then, they've set quite an impressive example of maintaining an amicable relationship for the sake of their three children, Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel. They've been spotted on multiple outings together — both with and without the kids — and have made some insightful, candid, and glowing statements about each other in the press; on one such occasion, Ben may have given fans hope that the couple could rekindle their relationship, telling CBS This Morning, "We don't know what the future's going to hold."

We've rounded up all the sweet, significant quotes that Ben and Jen have given about each other since their split.

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Jen on Ben

  • "I didn't marry the big fat movie star; I married him. And I would go back and remake that decision. I ran down the beach to him, and I would again. You can't have these three babies and so much of what we had. He's the love of my life."
  • "He's the most brilliant person in any room, the most charismatic, the most generous. He's just a complicated guy. I always say, 'When his sun shines on you, you feel it.' But when the sun is shining elsewhere, it's cold. He can cast quite a shadow."
  • "It's not Ben's job to make me happy. The main thing is these kids — and we're completely in line with what we hope for them. Sure, I lost the dream of dancing with my husband at my daughter's wedding. But you should see their faces when he walks through the door. And if you see your kids love someone so purely and wholly, then you're going to be friends with that person."
  • "No one needs to hate him for me. I don't hate him. Certainly we don't have to beat the guy up. Don't worry — my eyes were wide open during the marriage. I'm taking good care of myself."
  • "We're doing really well. Thank you. The kids are great. They'll be getting up in the morning and going to school soon, and Ben is there and he'll be taking them. We will make it work."
  • "We are definitely a modern family. [Ben] and I are great friends."
Ben on Jen
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Ben on Jen

  • "Life doesn't always turn out exactly the way you want. We're doing our very best and we're putting our kids first. That's how we're focusing on our day-to-day lives. And we don't know what the future's going to hold. Each step that we take is one where we prioritize our children and everything else comes second. She's just so good at doing that and sets such a good example. And that's a lead that I follow."
  • "Jen is a superhero mom. She is an amazing mother and I'm really lucky to have her as a partner to coparent these kids with. We try our best, we put them first, and that's what we do."
  • "We're good friends, and we're doing our best. And our kids are fabulous."
  • "Jen's great. She's a great person. We're on great terms. I just saw her this morning, so that's the reality that I live in. She felt like she wanted to discuss it [in Vanity Fair] and get it out there and get it over with, so she could say, 'Look, I already talked about it — I don't want to do it again. It's fine. She's allowed to talk about it."
  • "She's in Reno doing what she believes in, which is great. Think it's awesome and I'm so impressed by it — her and everything she does. She's a great mom and that's how it is."