Ben Affleck shares touching tribute to ex Jennifer Garner on Mother's Day
"So happy to share these kids with you."
Yesterday was Mother's Day in the US, which explains why social media feeds were flooded with people sharing touching tributes to the inspirational women in their lives.
While many users posted sweet photos of their own mothers and grandmothers, many men shared their gratitude for the mothers of their children.
Hollywood star Ben Affleck was no exception, and his emotional post dedicated to his former partner Jennifer Garner soon went viral.
The couple were married in 2005, but separated ten years later. Their divorce was finalised in 2018.
They have three children together - Violet Anne, Seraphina Rose and Samuel Garner.
On Instagram, Affleck shared 5 photos of Jennifer with their children, as well as a sweet video of the actress telling her family that she'd "be home for bedtime".
In his caption, Ben wrote:
"So happy to share these kids with you.
"Luckiest parents in the world. Thanks for all the good you do.
"Happy Mother's Day.
"Love, their Dad."
In the comments, Affleck was praised by his fans. Several Instagram users said that his attitude demonstrated "co-parenting at its best".
"This is so cute," one fan wrote.
Another said: "No matter what happened, you all are family."
Jennifer Garner has only spoken amicably about Affleck since their split.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Garner praised Ben's role as a father.
"The main thing is these kids," she said. "And we're completely in line with what we hope for them."
She continued: "Sure, I lost the dream of dancing with my husband at my daughter's wedding. But you should see their faces when he walks through the door. And if you see your kids love someone so purely and wholly, then you're going to be friends with that person."