The “Peppermint” star, who shares three children with the actor ― daughters Violet, 12, and Seraphina, 9, and son Samuel, 6 ― wished him a happy Father’s Day on Instagram over the weekend with an unexpectedly sweet message.
“Our kids are lucky to have a dad who looks at them the way you look at them and loves them the way you love them,” Garner wrote under a black-and-white photo of Affleck, adding the hashtags #happyfathersday #threeluckykids #haveagreatday.”
After 10 years of marriage, Garner and Affleck announced their split in 2015 and filed for divorce last year. But they have kept things more than civil despite rumors of infidelity that surrounded the breakup.
The two are regularly spotted sitting together at soccer games for their children, have praised each other in the press on multiple occasions and even vacationed together as a family.
Garner has made it a rule not to reveal too much about her personal life on social media ― the star fought for an anti-paparazzi bill to protect the children of celebrities in 2013. And this is the first time Affleck has appeared on her wildly popular Instagram account.
Affleck seemingly responded to Garner’s Instagram in kind with a message of his own on Sunday, sharing a photo of a handmade Father’s Day card that reads, “I love you, Dad. You are my superhero.”
“I can think of three incredible reasons why today is so special. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads and father figures out there, and to the women that empower them to be the best they can be. We are all so fortunate beyond measure,” he captioned the picture.
The “Justice League” star has been dating “Saturday Night Live” producer Lindsay Shookus. News of their romance surfaced in July 2017, months after Affleck and Garner filed for divorce. Shookus split from her own husband in 2014.