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Despite everything — and we mean everything — that resulted in Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner‘s separation, they’ve managed to maintain a united front for the sake of their three children. While many can chalk it up to their new movies (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice for him; Miracles From Heaven for her) and wanting nothing but good press, the way they’re handling it has been more than believable and hopefully Violet, Seraphina and Samuel are doing OK with it all.

That being said, the way they come together — and even live together — is starting to seem like a little more than just two people doing what they feel works best for their family. Just this week, while promoting his superhero flick, Ben was super-gushy about Jen (again) and had us wondering if he wants to get back with her.

“Jen is a superhero mom,” Affleck told E! News. “She is an amazing mother and I’m really lucky to have her as a partner to co-parent these kids with. We try our best, we put them first and that’s what we do.”

First Ben and Jen, then Kourtney and Scott‘s weekend with the kids, then Justin and Selena giving us all the feels.

Gah! What is happening? Are they all trying to get our hopes up? Seriously, though, regarding the Afflecks (yes, they’re still married so we’re still calling them that), what does it all mean? The two seem to have a good thing going, but could they get it to how it once was (the happier times, of course)? Over the last few months, Garner seems to have a brighter outlook on life, a bouncier spring in her step and perhaps Affleck is noticing. Maybe that adage about not realizing what you had until it was gone applies perfectly here.

But would she take him back? In spite of Nannygate and all the other extra-curricular activities Ben has taken part in over the course of the marriage — and separation — Jen has always been gracious. Sure, she may have taken him down several pegs in her epic interview but she still did it with grace. There’d have to be some major changes in their relationship but we could see them giving it another go.

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