Family first. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner reunited for the first time since getting married to Jennifer Lopez. Ben and Jen, who were married from 2005 to 2018, were pictured together at a pool in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles with their 10-year-old son Samuel on July 31, 2022. The photos came just days after Ben returned in the United States after her week-long honeymoon in Paris with J-Lo.
In the photos obtained by The daily mail (which we can see here), Ben could be seen in a flannel, dark blue jeans and trainers as he held his youngest son’s hand in one hand and a backpack of water toys in the other as they walked out of the swimming pool. Samuel, for his part, was seen wearing a black t-shirt, a visor and a flamingo print towel wrapped around his waist. Jen Garner was also seen with a friend at the pool wearing a baseball cap, sunglasses and a gray t-shirt as she had a towel wrapped around her body and a pair of dark sunglasses in her hand.
Affleck-Garner family photos arrive two weeks later Ben and J-Lo married at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas on July 16, 2022. J-Lo announced her marriage to Ben in her newsletter, SurleJLo, the day after. “Last night we flew to Vegas, lined up for licensing with four other couples, all making the same trip to the wedding capital of the world,” she wrote at the time. “We are so grateful to have this in abundance, a wonderful new family of five amazing children and a life we have never had more reason to look forward to. Stick around long enough and you might find the best time of your life at a 12:30 a.m. drive-in in Las Vegas in the Tunnel of Love, with your kids and the one you’ll spend an eternity with. Love is a big thing, maybe the best thing, and it’s worth the wait.” J-Lo also confirmed that her 14-year-old daughter, Emme, along with that of Ben and Jen Garner 13 year old girl, Seraphina, attended the wedding. (J-Lo shares both Emme and her 14-year-old son Maxmilian with ex-husband Marc Anthony.)
One child who didn’t attend J-Lo and Ben’s wedding, however, was Ben and Jen Garner’s 16-year-old. daughter, Violet, according to Page Six. A source told the site on July 18, 2022, that Violet skipped the nuptials to be “faithful” to her mother. “Ben said [ex-wife Jennifer Garner] about the wedding, but I was told it was Friday at the earliest. It was very, very unplanned and largely impulsive. Violet stayed home because she is extremely loyal to her mother,” the insider said.
However, it looks like all is well in the Garner-Affleck-Lopez house. A source told HollywoodLife on July 25, 2022 that Jen Garner “congratulated Ben and J.Lo after their wedding in Vegas, and she sent them a beautiful bouquet of flowers” after their nuptials — a gesture J-Lo was grateful for. “really touched by .” “[She] thinks it’s great that Jen and Ben are still so close. Jen officially welcomed J.Lo into their family after they got married,” the insider said. The source also revealed that Jen Garner approved of J-Lo’s relationship with Ben and with his children. “[J-Lo] has such a big influence on Ben and all Jen ever wanted was for him to be healthy, happy and sober so he could be there for his kids,” the insider said.
A source also said HollywoodLife on April 12, 2022, that Jen Garner was “totally supportive” of Ben and J-Lo’s relationship after their engagement that month. “Jennifer and Ben have been separated for a very long time and there’s no reason for her to be upset about it. She’s happy if he’s sober and he’s okay, which he is and both are of the utmost importance to JLo,” the insider said. The source continued, “Both women respect each other as mothers and as individuals. They are on good terms and have had many discussions. They know they will be part of each other’s family for the life through this marriage.
The insider also believed at the time that Garner would be wedding guest. “She’s part of Ben’s family and there’s no reason why she shouldn’t be invited,” the source said. “Whether she goes or not is up to her. She’s gotten pretty close to J.Lo and the two are on good terms for sure. They know it’s important for their children. In the end, Jen Garner did not attend the nuptials.
For more on J-Lo’s life, check out Jennifer Lopez’s True Love. The 2014 memoir covers the career and personal life of the “Jenny on the Block” singer, from her early days as a dancer to when she became a mom to twins with ex-husband Marc Anthony. In the book, which includes more than 200 personal photographs from J-Lo’s never-before-seen collection, the Selena actress recounts how “she faced her greatest challenges, identified her greatest fears, and ultimately became a stronger person than ‘she never was’. to become the pop icon we know today.
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