Jennifer Garner is stepping out following news that ex Ben Affleck has a new girlfriend.The 45-year-old actress was spotted chatting with friends, including Lori Loughlin, outside of a gym on Friday (July 7) in Brentwood, Calif.
, which features never before told stories of the legendary comedian using photos and notes from her famous friends. Because the book is so personal, the 49-year-old describes the creative process as "tough" and "emotionally difficult." She confessed: "I think her first question would be, ‘How many have we sold? I think she would be very annoyed that there are some [photos] in there from the early days — before retouching really became a standard operation and procedure."' ended recently on November 27, the producer is proud of "the fact that I helped create and I got to be a part of a show that ran for 22 years…People want to set me up and I am just like, ‘No thank you! While her partner of over 10 years has been publicly chastised for his treatment of women, Garner explained how we must be careful not to assume every man is guilty of Afflecking.She continued: — but interviewers would be remiss to not bring up Affleck's connection to the Harvey Weinstein allegations, as well as his own controversial behavior.(Photo by Jason La Veris/Film Magic)NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Actress and Save the Children Trustee Jennifer Garner attends the 5th Annual Save the Children Illumination Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on October 18, 2017 in New York City.(Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Save The Children)EAST HAMPTON, NY - OCTOBER 06: Actors Jennifer Garner and Maika Monroe attend the red carpet for 'The Tribes of Palos Verdes' at UA2 East Hampton Cinema 6 during Hamptons International Film Festival 2017 - Day Two on October 6, 2017 in East Hampton, New York.The former couple were spotted enjoying a Fourth of July parade with their children over the holiday weekend.