Jennifer Garner cuts a casual figure in a grey polo knit as she heads out for dinner in Santa Monica with Star Wars director JJ Abrams and his wife Katie
Jennifer Garner appeared in high spirits as she headed out for dinner with director JJ Abrams and his wife Katie McGrath on Friday night.
The actress, 49, cut a casual figure in a grey polo knit as she was pictured leaving the Giorgio Baldi Italian restaurant in Santa Monica with the married couple.
Mother-of-three Jennifer took some time off from parenting duties to enjoy the evening out, which comes amid her ex-husband Ben Affleck‘s rekindled romance
Heading out on the town: Jennifer Garner appeared in high spirits as she headed out for dinner with director JJ Abrams and his wife Katie McGrath in Santa Monica on Friday night
Jennifer teamed the high-necked grey jumper and blue bootleg denim jeans, chunky black boots and a pair of glasses.
While JJ, 54, was spotted wearing a blue T-shirt beneath a black shirt and chinos bottoms.
His wife Katie, 51, also opted for comfort on Friday evening, as she wore two layers on top, a black top and a high-collared overcoat, along with slouchy bottoms and sandals.
Heading home: She was spotted leaving the Giorgio Baldi Italian restaurant in Santa Monica with the married couple before getting into their car
Post-dinner: Jennifer looked the picture of comfort as she stepped out in a high-necked grey jumper and blue denim jeans
The outing comes as Jennifer’s ex-husband Ben, 48, rekindled his romance with Je-Lo, 51.
Affleck had a high-profile relationship with the singer from 2002 to 2004, with the ‘Bennifer’ even getting engaged before calling it off.
Their renewed relationship seems to be a kind of wish fulfillment for the Out Of Sight actress, who sees Ben as ‘the one that got away,’ a source told Page Six earlier this week.
‘Jennifer always saw Ben as the one that got away. She was crushed after they broke up, though she felt at the time that she had no other choice but to call off their engagement,’ the insider said.
After their tentative meetups in Los Angeles, the couple enjoyed longer vacations in Montana and Miami, where she lives with her 13-year-old twins Emme and Max.
Ex-partners: Jennifer and Ben share three children together, Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, nine (pictured in February last year)
Rekindled relationship: The outing comes as Jennifer’s ex-husband Ben Affleck, 48, has rekindled his romance with Jennifer Lopez, 51, (both pictured together in 2003)
The Jenny From The Block singer may even be plotting a move back to tinseltown after she was seen checking out upscale schools in the area.
She and her children may be more flexible, as Ben is determined to stay in Los Angeles long-term to be near his three children, Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, nine.
Garner began dating Ben in mid-2004, having established a friendship on the sets of Pearl Harbor (2001) and Daredevil (2003).
They married a year later in a private Turks and Caicos ceremony. The couple announced their intention to divorce in June 2015, and and jointly filed legal documents in April 2017, seeking joint physical and legal custody of their children.
Their divorce was finalised in October 2018.
Former passion: The reunited lovebirds have been seen shuttling back-and-forth from their West Coast homes since they began dating in April (pictured together in 2003)