James Van Der Beek somehow made it through a very painfully awkward interview...
It's been a tough year for Ben Affleck.
Perhaps best exemplified by the pic of him (above) buying cigarettes alone at an El Lay gas station on Thanksgiving, the Gone Girl star had a difficult past few months after splitting from Jennifer Garner amid a cheating scandal.
Over the holiday weekend, the Good Will Hunting star didn't seem too happy walking out of the gas station's convenience store with his pack of smokes, destined to spend a fairly lonely holiday after the split from his former wife.
Apparently, the entire family — Ben, Jen, and their three children Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel — will be spending Christmas together, so that's a good thing for the Argo actor!
But for now, at least, it looks like it's been a tough holiday weekend for Affleck.
[Image via AKM-GSI.]