Ben Affleck breaks social media silence after Jennifer Garner split

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Ben Affleck Breaks His Social Media Silence

It's nice to see that Ben Affleck isn't letting his divorce deter him from his political interests or social causes.

Affleck broke his Twitter silence on Monday with a cordial tweet at Secretary of State John Kerry, thanking him for appointing Former U.S. Representative Thomas Perriello as the Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa.

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The 42-year-old actor had been staying off social media since news of his divorce from Jennifer Garner -- his wife of 10 years -- broke on Wednesday.

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However, Affleck has long had an interest in America's foreign policy and political relationship with Africa, and even founded the Eastern Congo Initiative in 2010, so it makes sense that he would want to share his thoughts on the appointment.

Perriello responded to the actor's kind tweet, thanking Affleck and Kerry for their " tireless efforts to draw attention to the region."

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Affleck and Garner, who had long faced down and denied rumors that they were going to separate, announced they were divorcing in a joint statement made on June 30. Check out the video below for more on the power couple's split.

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