We'd love to know if they discussed his very bad week in the press.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner put their differences aside to take their kids on an ice cream date in Brentwood yesterday, and it didn't seem like there was any tension between the former couple, but we know that's not entirely true.

We exclusively reported yesterday that the actress forced the Oscar winner back into rehab as a condition of spending time with the children, and she also requires him to be accompanied by a sober companion 24/7. Not only that, but she doesn't want her brood around his girlfriend Lindsay Shookus, so he's had to keep his romantic and family life separate.

The mother-of-three also isn't thrilled that her baby daddy is embroiled in so much scandal stemming from Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct. Rose McGowan claimed the Boston hunk knew all about the studio exec's predatory behavior, and then Hilarie Burton came out and said Affleck grabbed her boobs during an appearance on TRL in the early 2000s, which forced him to issue an apology on Twitter.

"Jen is very annoyed because it just means more attention on her and the kids as a result of Ben's actions. She tries to shield them from any and all publicity and scrutiny. She's taking her kids to school and to all of their activities. As far as they know nothing has changed and all is well. That is always her goal but she's been pretty frustrated with him," a source dished to E! News.

It can't be easy to co-parent under these circumstances.