AceShowbiz - It's family time! Jennifer Garner and ex-husband Ben Affleck continue to be the best parents for their three children despite splitting. The famous exes jetted to New York City to treat Violet (12), Seraphina (9) and Samuel (6) to watch musical "Hello, Dolly!" on Thursday night, July 12.
The famous exes and their kids "were front and center at 'Hello, Dolly!' ", according to a so-called theather spy who told Page Six. They were "looking close as they watched Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber."
Another source added, "Jen and Ben both appeared to be really happy. They were laughing and smiling throughout the show and at intermission, and engaging with the kids. Some fans said hello and they were both really kind."
"Jen and the kids were cheering extra hard for [Jennifer's former 'Alias' co-star] Victor all night long," continued the onlooker. "They gave him a huge round of applause when he first appeared on the stage, and a standing ovation during the curtain call. It was nice to see them all so enthusiastic. There was definitely an extra energy in the room because they were there."
"They all seemed in hight spirits," the eyewitness said. "Jennifer was dancing and shimmying around on the sidewalk while talking to Victor before saying goodbye. It was cute. Ben, the kids, and the nanny went straight to the car."
During the night out, Ben's girlfriend Lindsay Shookus was reportedly nowhere to be seen.
Jennifer and Ben ended their 10-year marriage in April 2016. The actress recently opened up in a recent interview that intense tabloid scrutiny during their marriage trouble really took a toll on her.
"I really -- I could cry talking about it," she revealed. "What I think I've learned is that the scrutiny in your private life puts a pressure to make something happen. You feel a pressure to hurry up and get married, 'cause you think that'll end the -- 'Are they engaged? Are they not?' And that's true in the reverse, as well. If you are -- if you know, if there is any inkling of trouble, or if the tabloids decide there's trouble, it can create trouble."