Jennifer Garner Has One Hope for Ben Affleck Amid His Romance With Jennifer Lopez

A source close to Jennifer Garner tells E! News that she wants her ex-husband Ben Affleck, who she divorced in 2018, to make their children his top priority as he romances Jennifer Lopez.

By Kaitlin Reilly Jun 09, 2021 8:13 PMTags
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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck may be picking up where they left off their relationship nearly 20 years ago, but the Gone Girl star's ex-wife Jennifer Garner has one "hope" for her former spouse amid his new high-profile romance. 

According to a source for E! News, Garner—who shares children Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, 9, with the actor—wants the kids to remain the center of Affleck's world as he embarks on any new journey of love. 

"Jen does not want to get involved. She has completely moved on," the insider explains of the 13 Going on 30 actress. "She continues to focus on her kids and that is her priority. When the kids are with Ben, she hopes that is his priority too. What he does the rest of the time is not her problem. She has done everything she can to foster great relationships between Ben and the kids. But she won't get involved with who he dates or his private life."

Affleck, who previously dated his Deep Water co-star Ana de Armas earlier this year, was first spotted hanging out with his former fiancée Lopez at her Los Angeles home in April. The reconciliation drove the internet wild, as the original Bennifer was a tabloid staple before their split in 2004. Since then, the two have been seen vacationing in Montana as well as having a date night out with friends in West Hollywood. 

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A source previously told E! News that things are so serious with Affleck, the Hustlers star is leaving her longtime home of Miami, where she lived with her ex-fiancé Alex Rodriguez, for a life on the West Coast


"She is excited about a fresh start and pursuing things with Ben," the insider shared at the time. "They will be at their L.A. home soon."

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As for Garner, she's focused on her children

"She's trying to live her life and raise her kids and the last thing she wants to be doing is be dealing with Ben's love life," a source close to the Alias star previously shared with E! News. "Her focus is always on the kids' happiness and Ben being a good father."