Details of Ben Affleck’s wives and 3 children

Who is Ben Affleck?

Ben Affleck is an American actor, filmmaker, director and writer. Affleck has appeared in several high-budget and acclaimed movies and is often cited as one of Hollywood’s most successful actors.

Ben Affleck’s full name is Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt. He was born on August 15, 1972, in Berkeley, California. He was born to his parents – Christopher Anne (mother) and Timothy Byers Affleck (father). As of 2023, Ben Affleck is 51 years old.

About Ben Affleck’s parents

Ben Affleck is the eldest child of his parents – Christopher Anne (mother) and Timothy Byers Affleck (father). His mother was reportedly an elementary school teacher that graduated from Harvard, while his father was an aspiring playwright, who ended up working as a carpenter, electrician, bartender, auto-mechanic, and janitor at Harvard. His parents were said to have divorced when Ben Affleck was 11 years old.

Ben Affleck’s siblings

Ben Affleck is the older of his parents’ two sons. His younger brother Casey Affleck is also an actor like him. Casey Affleck was born in 1975. He is 48 years old as of 2023. The younger Affleck is currently engaged to actress Summer Phoenix with whom he had his child, Indiana Affleck, in May 2004.

Ben Affleck’s marriage and wedding information

As of the time of publishing this article (July 2023), Ben Affleck has been married twice. He was first married to the mother of his three children, Jennifer Garner, from 2005 to 2018. He divorced her after 13 years of marriage to settle down again with his on-and-off girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez. He got married to the other Jennifer (the Lopez one) four years after his divorce in July 2022, becoming stepdad to Jennifer Lopez’s twin children.

Asides from his two marriages, Ben Affleck has been with several other women romantically, most of them from the entertainment industry. Most of Ben Affleck’s past girlfriends are those he met on the set of one movie or the other. The actor has dated the likes of Ana de Armas, Lindsay Shookus, and Gwyneth Paltrow. He also met his ex and current wife on a movie set.

Below is the list of Ben Affleck’s past relationships and girlfriends:

  1. Ben Affleck dated Gwyneth Paltrow in October 1997 and broke up in January 1999. They reportedly came back together again and finally broke up in 2000.
  2. Ben Affleck was married to Jennifer Garner from 2005 to 2018.
  3. Ben Affleck reportedly had a long-distance relationship with Lindsay Shookus from 2017 to 2018.
  4. Ben Affleck was said to have had an affair with Shauna Sexton after he ended things with Lindsay Shookus in 2018.
  5. Ben Affleck was speculated to have dated Ana de Armas between 2020 to 2021.
  6. Ben Affleck has been married to Jennifer Lopez since 2022, though they had previously dated between 2002 to 2004.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s three kids.

About Ben Affleck’s marriage to ex-wife Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner is an American actress. She debuted on-screen in 1995, starring in the TV film adaptation of Danielle Steel’s romance novel, “Zoya”. She gained recognition after starring as “Sydney Bristow” in the ABC action thriller series “Alias” from 2001 to 2006. Jennifer Garner’s full name is Jennifer Anne Garner. She was born on April 17, 1972, in Houston, Texas. She is 51 years old as of 2023. She was born to a chemical engineer father, William John Garner, and a homemaker turned English teacher mother, Patricia Ann Garner.

The actress was once married to actor Scott Foley between October 2000 to May 2003. She also dated Michael Vartan from August 2003 to 2004 before settling down with Ben Affleck in 2005.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner became an item in August 2004. Before then, they had met twice on the sets of “Pearl Harbor” (2001) and “Daredevil” (2003). They initially started out as friends. Affleck and Garner dated for 9 months before getting married in a private Turks and Caicos ceremony on June 29, 2005. The only guests at the wedding were Canadian actor Victor Garber, who officiated the wedding, and his husband, Rainer Andreesen. Garber is a good friend of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were married for 13 years before they jointly filed for divorce in 2017. Their divorce process was finalized in October 2018.

They announced their separation shortly after their 10th wedding anniversary in 2015. They jointly filed for their divorce in April 2017, requesting joint custody of their children. Their divorce proceeded without scandal and the process was finalized in October 2018.

Speaking about the divorce in 2020, Ben Affleck described it as the biggest regret of his life and a painful experience. According to him, he and his ex-wife were on the best possible terms as they mutually agreed that divorcing was the best choice. The couple had three children together and they have continued to maintain a cordial relationship since their split.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.

About Ben Affleck’s marriage with Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez is an award-winning American singer, dancer, and actress. As an actress, Lopez is known for starring in movies like “Selena” (1997), “The Wedding Planner” (2001), “Gigli” (2003), and “The Mother” (2023). She gained recognition as a singer with albums like “J.LO” (2001), “This Is Me…Then” (2002), and “This Is Me…Now (2023). Jennifer Lopez’s full name is Jennifer Lynn Lopez. She was born on July 24, 1969, in the Bronx, Borough of New York City. She is 53 years old as of July 2023.

Jennifer Lopez was born as the middle child of his parents – David Lopez (father) and Guadalupe Rodriguez (mother). Her siblings are named Leslie Lopez and Lynda Lopez respectively.

Jennifer Lopez has been married to three different men before she tied the knot with Ben Affleck. She was married to Ojani Noa from February 1997 to June 1998. She settled down with Cris Judd from September 2001 to January 2003. She then married Marc Anthony in June 2004 only to divorce him in June 2014.

Ben Affleck had previously dated Jennifer Lopez from 2002 to 2004. They broke up after two years of an extensively publicized relationship. In April 2021, they rekindled their affair again, eventually getting married in July 2022. Their first relationship was so media-heavy that some tabloids used the term “Bennifer” to refer to them. It is reported that Affleck hated the moniker.

Like the other Jennifer, Affleck and Lopez started their relationship as friends after they met on the set of the romantic comedy crime film “Gigli” in 2001. They dated for a while and became engaged in November 2002.

The couple would have walked down the aisle in September 2003, but the wedding was postponed for four days, reportedly because of excessive media attention. Unfortunately, they called off the engagement altogether and went their separate ways in January 2004. According to Jennifer Lopez, the breakup was due to Affleck’s discomfort with the massive publicity surrounding the relationship. She described the breakup as her first real heartbreak.

Interestingly, the couple rekindled their relationship 17 years after their initial breakup and started dating again in April 2021. They announced their second engagement in April 2022 and finally tied the knot in a secret ceremony in Las Vegas on July 16, 2022. As of the time of writing, the couple has been married for over a year now and counting.

Although Affleck and Lopez do not have any children together as of July 2023, they are happily co-parenting their respective children from their previous relationships.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez.

About Ben Affleck’s children

As of the time of writing this article, Ben Affleck is a proud father of three children from his previous marriage with Jennifer Garner. The children are named:

  • Violet Anne,
  • Seraphina Rose Elizabeth and
  • Samuel Garner respectively.

In addition to his three biological children, Affleck is also step-father to Jennifer Lopez’s twin children named Emme Muñiz and Max Muñiz respectively.

Jennifer Lopez’s two children.

List of Ben Affleck’s children and stepchildren

As of the time of publishing this post (July 2023), Ben Affleck has three biological children with his ex-wife Jennifer Garner. He also inherited two stepchildren from his second wife, Jennifer Lopez.

Below is a list of Ben Affleck’s children and stepchildren:

  1. Violet Anne
  2. Seraphina Rose Elizabeth
  3. Samuel Garner
  4. Max Muñiz (stepchild)
  5. Emme Muñiz (stepchild)
Violet Anne Female17 yearsJennifer Garner
Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Female14 years Jennifer Garner
Samuel Garner Male11 yearsJennifer Garner
Max MuñizMale15 yearsJennifer Lopez
Emme Muñiz Female15 yearsJennifer Lopez
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