Doting Dad Ben Affleck Bonds With Daughter Violet & Son Samuel At Brentwood Farmers' Market After Kids Apparently Give Seal Of Approval On Jennifer Lopez Engagement
Ben Affleck was spotted out and about with two of the three children he shares with ex-wife Jennifer Garner on Saturday, February 5, at Brentwood Farmers' Market.
The two-time Oscar-winning filmmaker was seen showing daughter Violet, 16, some love on their day out together, as he had his arm wrapped around his eldest child. The duo was also joined by his son, Samuel, who is turning 10 years old on February 27, as he walked on the other side of his dad, per photos obtained by Daily Mail.
Affleck looked spiffy in dark-wash jeans and a grey suit jacket that was buttoned over a light grey buttoned-down shirt. Violet opted for a long, black skirt and a striped long-sleeve shirt, while the handsome hunk's youngest kept it casual in a grey t-shirt and camouflage sweatpants. The crew made sure to mask up, with Affleck and Violet also keeping their eyes shielded with sunglasses.
Affleck and Garner's other child, 13-year-old Seraphina, was absent from her siblings' day with their dad.
Meanwhile, Garner was busy accepting Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals 72nd Woman of the Year Award on Saturday. While making her acceptance speech, the 13 Going on 30 actress reportedly admitted she wished her eldest daughter was there by her side.
"It didn't even occur to me to bring my 16-year-old today because she had school and a debate tournament," Garner said, per the outlet. "Now, I so badly wish she was here! I'm kind of a geek of a mom in that way."
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Affleck's day out with his children comes after sources spilled that the youngsters gave their seal of approval on the Justice League star proposing to his girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez, following their reconciliation last year.
"Their kids are all on board," an insider recently said of Affleck and Lopez's children, as they added the couple knows "in their heart of hearts that getting married is the right thing." (Lopez shares 13-year-old twins Max and Emme with ex Marc Anthony.)
In fact, the source insisted, "even Jen Garner thinks it's a good idea," for the Hollywood actors to take the next step following their 2002-2004 romance.
Given that Lopez and Affleck have only gotten stronger since the start of Bennifer 2.0, OK! learned the Gone Girl actor's Jens have been getting comfortable with their new blended family. "They’ve come to an understanding that all that matters at this point is what’s best for the kids. As mothers, this is important to J.Lo that Jen is on board," the source explained. "Jen’s kids really have taken to Ben and his children which is super important to Jen, too."
While the insider claimed, "Ben knows that she would love to be his wife and he is waiting for the perfect moment," they pointed out: "He really wanted the approval of his entire family, which he has now."