It's been six weeks since Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their divorce, and while they're not exactly going the Gwyneth Paltrow-Chris Martin route by pretending they're just besties who bang other people now, they are going to great lengths to keep up appearances for the sake of their kids (and the press).
For example, Ben celebrated his 43rd birthday on Saturday, and he marked the occasion by hanging out at Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter with Jen and the kids.
As you can see, he was absolutely thrilled to be there:
It's not just the fact that there's practically a thought bubble with a bottle Scotch over Ben's head in this photo (that was snapped by an eager fan and posted on social media).
Several onlookers confirm that both halves of Bennifer 2.0 seemed thoroughly miserable throughout the day:
“They didn’t even look at each other. They were talking to the kids, but they didn’t talk or even look in each other’s direction,” adds the onlooker. “They seemed like strangers – awkward strangers.”
Sounds about right. Ben's mistress, Christine Ouzounian, is plotting a reality show career, and we might be on the verge of a tidal wave of bad press about Ben.
The dude clearly hasn't changed out that damn "Detroit City" t-shirt and Game of Thrones hat in weeks, and you can bet money there's some sad Cheeto dust in that beard.
Hopefully he at least got to knock back a few butter beers at The Three Broomsticks. Happy birthday, Ben!