Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner joked that she is dating Brad Pitt Reuters

American actress and film producer Jennifer Garner joked that she is dating newly single actor Brad Pitt. The 44-year-old actress trolled a group of paparazzi after she was asked questions about her estranged husband, Ben Affleck.

The incident occurred when the 13 Going on 30 star grabbed a coffee after a workout session in Los Angeles. She told to the videographers following her: "Brad Pitt and I are dating!"

"You're dating Brad Pitt?" a cameraman questioned.

"Isn't that great? Yeah!" she replied.

The Miracles from Heaven actress and the Argo actor have remained close, though they announced their divorce in a joint statement on 30 June 2015 — a day after their tenth wedding anniversary. Previously, Affleck had talked about his successful co-parenting with Garner.

He told E! Online: "I was doing math homework last night. When I'm there, you're stuck with your parents helping you with your homework. Jen [Garner]'s very good at math [too]. So far, my eldest kid is in fifth grade and they haven't passed me yet. But I feel like in seventh or eighth grade I'm going to start worrying that they're going to lose me."

Affleck continued: "It's important to be involved with your kids' schoolwork so you know what's going on and what they're doing and what you're supposed to be supporting and going to school nights."

Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt in September after two years of marriage, ending a relationship that began in 2005 REUTERS/Andreas Rentz/Pool

Meanwhile, Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt on 19 September. The 41-year-old actress reportedly filed legal documents citing irreconcilable differences.