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Ben Affleck Makes First Official Appearance After Filing For Divorce, Talks Having 'Thick Skin'

Ben Affleck got all dressed up to attend his first official appearance since he and Jennifer Garner officially filed for divorce.

The 44-year-old actor suited up in Dolce & Gabbana to attend the 1st Annual AutFest International Film Festival at AMC Orange 30 on Sunday (April 23) in Orange, Calif, ten days after he and Jennifer, 45, filed their divorce documents together.

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Ben, who was honored at the event by Ed Asner for his performance in The Accountant as an action hero with autism, spoke about how he’s survived so long in the movie industry.

“Thick skin,” Ben expressed (via People). “You know you have to have a certain thickness of skin in this business because success and failure, as a performer, are really two sides of the same coin. You’re putting yourself out there and being evaluated, and it doesn’t go one way, all the way, every time.”

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Jennifer Garner Reportedly Wants to Start Dating Again

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner‘s divorce is still very fresh, so they haven’t started dating other people yet.

But that doesn’t mean they won’t at some point.

“He is not dating anyone seriously,” a source told People. “They have not ruled that out in the future.”

Another insider claims Jen “wants to start dating.”

“These two have so much love for each other,” the source added. “It’s deep.”

The former couple is keeping things amicable for the sake of their children and were even spotted at Easter Sunday service together.

Pictured: Ben and Jen run separate errands on Saturday (April 22) in Los Angeles.

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Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck 'Will Continue to Work Amicably' After Their Divorce

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck filed for divorce this month, nearly two years after announcing their separation.

According to a People source, they “will continue to amicably work at their relationship to make this new phase work for the kids,” Violet, 11, Seraphina, 8, and Samuel, 5.

The plan to file for divorce was apparently mutual: “It was just time. There was no catalyst.”

“Jen waited for the right time,” a source close to Jennifer added. “She wasn’t going to file for divorce while Ben was struggling. She is very proud of him for getting help.”

Ben will reportedly continue to live in the family’s guest house.

“When and if he moves out, it will be when he finds a place suitable for their situation…They want to keep the kids close,” the source added.

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Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Go to Easter Sunday Service Following Divorce Filing

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner may be divorcing, but they are seemingly still on good terms.

The former couple was spotted attending an Easter church service with their family on Sunday morning (April 15) in Los Angeles.

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This is the first time Ben and Jen have been spotted together since filing for divorce earlier in the week.

They both requested joint legal and physical custody of their three children – Violet, 11, Seraphina, 8, and Samuel, 5.

In case you missed it, find out why they decided to call it quits for good.

FYI: Ben is wearing a John Varvatos tee.

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Why Did Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck File for Divorce? 'It Was Just Time'

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck filed for divorce on Thursday (April 13), almost two year after originally announcing their split.

“They always planned to divorce despite what people said,” a source told People. “If you look at their first statement it says divorce not separate. They just did it the way they wanted to and did what was best for their kids. There was no catalyst, it was just time. Nothing has changed, they are and still will be putting their kids first.”

Another source adds the split was “super amicable.”

Ben and Jennifer share three kids: Violet, 11, Seraphina, 8, and Samuel, almost 5.

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Ben Affleck Steps Out With Daughter Violet After Filing for Divorce From Jennifer Garner

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner may have filed for divorce earlier today, but the duo is definitely not taking a break from parent duty!

The 44-year-old actor was spotted treating his 11-year-old daughter Violet (not pictured) to an ice cream cone on Thursday (April 13) in Santa Monica, Calif.

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Ben and Jennifer publicly announced their separation years ago but just made it official.

The divorce appears to be amicable as the former couple filed together and agreed on the same details.

See photos of Ben and Jennifer during their last family outing here.

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