Joshua Jackson Makes His First Appearance Following Diane Kruger Split

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Joshua Jackson
made his first public appearance less than a month following his split with Diane Kruger after 10 years together, and handled it all with humor and grace.

The Affair
star was presenting the third season of his Showtime drama at the summer Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, California, on Thursday.

Jackson, sporting a scruffy beard, looked dapper in a dark brown blazer, white button-up shirt, navy slacks and gray Oxfords.

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There was one moment during the afternoon session that may have hit a little close to home, when Jackson was asked by a reporter what makes a relationship fall apart -- on TV.

“I don’t know, truthfully,” Jackson, 38, told reporters. “I think each one of the situations is individual. The relationship between [The Affair’s] Helen and Noah presented its own issues. The relationship between Cole and Alison presented its own issues, and I’m not sure that there is an answer. “

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Later, Jackson praised The Affair ensemble, which includes Maura Tierney, Dominic West and Ruth Wilson, for being “the most congenial cast, all the way through, that I’ve ever worked with.”

The former Dawson’s Creek star also played to the room, referencing Netflix’s breakout hit Stranger Things, and engaging with a reporter at the end of the session with a light-hearted conversation about milk preferences in lattes.

“Whole milk is the way to go,” Jackson deadpanned. “Why would you f**k up a latte with 2 percent?”

Sage words!

The Affair
returns later this year on Showtime.

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