Ben Affleck and Ex Jennifer Garner Look Tense During Co-Parenting Outing Amid Groping Scandal

Following sexual harassment allegations against the actor, the former couple looked stiff and didn't crack a smile during a co-parenting outing in L.A. on Sunday.

AceShowbiz - Sexual misconduct allegations against Ben Affleck seem to affect his relationship with his estranged wife Jennifer Garner. The former couple looked super tense during a co-parenting outing in Los Angeles on Sunday, October 15.

In some photos obtained by Daily Mail, Jennifer and Ben were featured talking to each other beside a truck. Both stars appeared stiff with none of them cracking a smile during the chit-chat.

Jennifer, who dressed casually in a blue tee and denim shorts, looked frowning while holding a paper cup in her hand. Another photo, meanwhile, featured Ben, who wore black tee and black pants, placing a hand on Jennifer's arm as they continued their chat.

Ben later looked downcast when he picked up his five-year-old son Samuel and eight-year-old daughter Seraphina from school in Brentwood.

Rumor had it, Jennifer was "heartbroken over Ben's situation and all of the horrible things that are being said about him." The "Alias" alum reportedly was "worried for their children and especially their daughters. She is doing her best to teach the kids that their father is a good man but still everyone is human and we all make mistakes sometimes."

"Jen fears that Ben's reckless past may haunt their children and she is doing her best to protect them from any negativity in the world. She wants them to know too that it is OK to get help when you need it. Jen is embarrassed for Ben but also not surprised. She knew what a wild guy he could be, it is the reason she fell in love with him and also part of the reason they are no longer together. She definitely knew about his demons but hoped they wouldn't be exposed. Now that some of this stuff is coming to light, she is doing her best to be a good mother and do what is best for their children," added a source.

Ben initially slammed Harvey Weinstein amid mounting sexual harassment allegations against the producer, only to get called out for being a hypocrite. After being criticized for his own misconduct towards Hilarie Burton, the Batman depicter took to Twitter to apologize. "I acted inappropriately towards Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize," he wrote.

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