Jennifer Garner split from Ben Affleck over two years ago, but in a recent interview it appears the Hollywood A-lister's wounds are still raw.
'I would not have chosen this life for myself or for my kids. I would not choose to be single or be in this position. It’s something that we are working through. I haven’t been on a date and I am not interested in dating,' she told news.com.au.
'People want to set me up and I am just like, 'No, thank you!''
Garner and Affleck co-parent three children - Violet, 11, Seraphina, 8, and Sam, 5.
Affleck was one of the many men accused of sexual misconduct following the infamous Harvey Weinstein expose.
He responded to the allegations with a statement that read, 'I need to look at my own behaviour and think about how am I behaving — how am I treating people, and when I am wrong, admitting it when confronted with it.'
When Garner was asked about the allegations, she responded, 'Things have to come out in the open in order to be dealt with, and this is definitely one of those times. It’s messy, it’s not pretty, but a wound when it’s healing is a horrible thing to look at and to be around.
'That is where we are. There are a lot of really smart people asking tough questions, and I feel excited to see what the outcome will be.'
In her next role in The Tribes of Palos Verdes, Garner plays a woman whose husband is unfaithful.
The subject matter was a little close to home as her marriage to Affleck was plagued by rumours of his infidelities, most notably with their children’s nanny, Christine Ouzounian.
She told news.com.au, 'Was it cathartic [to play this role]? Yes it was, actually. I didn’t know that it would be, but it was. I know I need to work through some things.
'Of course, it was a really emotional performance and that made me nervous because I felt like people would say, ‘Oh, she’s just playing out [her feelings]. But you can believe what you want to believe.'
She finishes by asserting that herself and her estranged husband do their best to co-parent their three children in the most seamless way possible.
'We will be together with our kids and give them a special Christmas. We get along really well and it’s not an issue. We are friends; we can manage it.'