The internet is going crazy over the reunion of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, but we’re thinking about how the media’s attention will affect their families, especially their adorable kids.
Ben Affleck’s and the protagonist in “13 going on 30,” Jennifer Garner, had three children while they were married; two daughters and a son. The eldest one is Violet Anne Affleck, born on December 1st, 2005. Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck was born four years after Violet in 2009. Samuel Garner Affleck is their third and youngest child, born in 2012. He has already featured in the film “Argo,” directed by Ben himself. He is quite an enthusiast for swimming, while Seraphina loves to play soccer and participate in other sporty athletic activities in school and at home.
Ben is the “cool dad”
The stars have been outed by their kids multiple times. In a previous interview, Ben notes that his kids didn’t consider him a “cool” dad. Whenever he talks about some song playing on the radio or an old TV program, his kids start laughing and making fun of him.
Despite their failed marriage, Ben and Jennifer tried to make their union work multiple times until they finally decided to get a divorce. They didn’t set a bad example of love, relationships, and families for their kids and they still do talk highly of each other. Ben has called Jennifer an amazing woman and an amazing mother to their children.
On mothers day, Aflleck once posted thanking Garner for the three wonderful kids she brought into this world. He is always happy and wishes to be a better man and person when he is around his kids. Even though his youngest children have embarrassed him on countable occasions, Aflleck finds that being embarrassed by your young ones is healthy and all part of parenting. Besides, this helps him learn the new “cool cultures” in society.
Lopez and Affleck’s relationship with social media
Affleck has not always had a good relationship with social media. Lopez and Affleck have repeatedly confirmed how they were forced to call off their engagement in 2004 due to excessive media and public involvement in their personal relationships and causing riffs between them. To protect their friendship, they only remained in contact through emails over the years.
They recently started dating again in mid-2021 but kept details of their social media and the eyes of the paparazzi. Recently the two-time Golden Globe and Academy Award winner opened up about another mishap with the media. He shared that he usually didn’t care much about the public perception of him and would usually ignore it.
However, as his children started growing up and engaging in the world of social media and reading abstracts about their father, that’s when things became difficult. They would come across incidents and failed love in his life and even memes and would grow concerned for their father. It was difficult to hide his wrongdoings and bad experiences from them that he didn’t want to bring into the knowledge of his children just yet.