As reported by People, recent divorcees Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner must have been granted shared custody of the state of Montana when their divorce was finalized. The former Affleck-Garner family took a “long-planned” trip to spend Thanksgiving together in Big Sky Country this past week. Ben and Jen and the kids have celebrated multiple holidays there in the past. And there was nary a Playmate or a burger robot CEO hanging around to make things even more tense then they probably were.
And why not keep going back to Montana? It’s supposedly crazy beautiful. And Jen’s moved on. So she probably doesn’t find Montana to be tainted for her and the kids even after learning Ben took his young chippie there to fly-fish or massage salmon or whatever you do in Montana.
Their 2018 Thanksgiving celebration would seem to indicate that Ben and Jen plan to keep spending the major holidays together as a family.
“Jen, Ben and the kids were in Montana for Thanksgiving,” a Garner source tells PEOPLE.
“This was long planned,” the insider adds. “They always celebrate big holidays together as a family.”
A “Garner source” (oh that well-meaning but gossipy Victor Garber!) even adds that “they all cooked.” Violet, 12, Seraphina, 9, and Samuel, 6, are surely adorable moppets but no one wants to eat a green bean casserole made by a child. Have you ever seen what a six-year-old gets on their hands in a day?
Jennifer’s in a good mood lately. You can tell because she’s posting cutesy pics of herself when she was younger at Thankgiving and dressed like a Pilgrim (and making her friends dress like turkeys)…
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So many recipes floating for Thanksgiving, but how about a new tradition? Invite a friend from a foreign land (in this case, England). Make up Thanksgiving traditions she has to follow. I dressed my darling Brit as a turkey and paraded her around the mean streets of Charleston, WV. Perhaps you could suggest Thanksgiving presents? I did, and still have the necklace to show for my excellent imagination. Thanksgiving is for family and friends, food and football—but don’t forget FUN. XXX Happy Thanksgiving! #throwbackthanksgiving #pilgriminsolidarity #constructionpaperartist
…as well as clips of her tap-dancing on her Hollywood Walk of Fame star. This might have something to do with her newly divorced burger robot overlord.
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Do you ever wonder what happens to the Walk of Fame Stars after the ceremony? 10 hours/month performing to keep your spot—it’s in the contract. 🤷🏻♀️ See you on Hollywood Blvd., @snoopdogg— I’ll be the one with the janky time step! (By the way—how fun would this really be?! ♥️♥️) #4millionthankyous #blessyourhearts #butinthenicewaynotthepassiveaggressiveway
Not to be declasse (but I’m going to be because this is Dlisted and I am not Mr. Belvedere), but joyously tap-dancing in public might indicate that she’s finally getting it from a guy who’s not passing out on top of her in the sack or gambling away her Alias royalty checks. I’m just sayin’!