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Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck | Source: Getty Images
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Garner Meets up with Ex Ben Affleck & Former Mother-in-Law as Their Interactions Cause Heated Stir

Dorcus Osongo
Jun 13, 2024
07:25 A.M.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, along with Affleck's mother, Christopher Anne Boldt, had a heartfelt reunion earlier this week, sparking intense online discussion. This reunion took place amid swirling divorce rumors about Affleck and his wife, Jennifer Lopez.

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner reunited for their son Samuel's last day of school. The former couple, along with Affleck's mother, Christopher Anne Boldt, were spotted in Los Angeles on June 11, 2024, sparking a flurry of fan reactions.

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck on a school visit in Los Angeles California from an X post dated June 12, 2024. | Source: X/etnow

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck on a school visit in Los Angeles California from an X post dated June 12, 2024. | Source: X/etnow

Despite their past, the trio appeared cordial and even shared a few smiles, fueling speculation about their close bond. Could this be a sign of renewed friendship or just a co-parenting moment? Fans were eager to decode the dynamics of this high-profile encounter.

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck on a school visit in Los Angeles California from an X post dated June 12, 2024. | Source: X/etnow

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck on a school visit in Los Angeles California from an X post dated June 12, 2024. | Source: X/etnow

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Affleck, 51, managed a grin as he chatted with his ex and mother, looking content. He sported a grey sweater over a burgundy T-shirt, jeans, and Nike sneakers, while Garner, 52, wore a blue zip-down sweater, navy leggings, socks, and trainers.

Jennifer Garner and Chris Boldt at a school outing on an Instagram post dated June 12, 2024. | Source: Instagram/justjared/

Jennifer Garner and Chris Boldt at a school outing on an Instagram post dated June 12, 2024. | Source: Instagram/justjared/

At one point, Garner and Boldt shared a sweet embrace. The fan reaction to Affleck, Garner, and Boldt's outing was a mix of emotions, with some loving the close bond between the actress and her former mother-in-law. One such admirer commented, "That's a hug of love! She's the best!"

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck on a school visit in Los Angeles California from an X post dated June 12, 2024. | Source: X/etnow

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck on a school visit in Los Angeles California from an X post dated June 12, 2024. | Source: X/etnow

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Due to the warmth between Garner and Boldt, a fan also outrightly claimed, "Well now we know who the favorite daughter-in-law was lol." Another fan wrote, "Ben's mom looks like she's got a lot of love for Jen. Nice to see everyone able to get along. Seems rare."

Jennifer Garner and Chris Boldt at a school outing on an Instagram post dated June 12, 2024. | Source: Instagram/justjared/

Jennifer Garner and Chris Boldt at a school outing on an Instagram post dated June 12, 2024. | Source: Instagram/justjared/

Some fans also expressed hope for the future of Garner and Ben Affleck's relationship while others simply appreciated the sweet moment. Those who were sentimental about the exes' relationship had heartfelt reactions.

One fan noted, "Okay, but they have kids. He's going to be tied to her forever, or as long as their kids are involved and keep both of them in their lives when they become adults." Another admirer shared, "My sentimental heart would love them back together. I think there's a mutual respect and love."

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On the other hand, some fans focused on Affleck's appearance and his connection with Garner. One user observed, "He does look happy. Too bad he didn't stay with his 1st Jen..." Other fans focused on the positive atmosphere of the trio's reunion. One fan gushed, "Looks like they're still in good spirits."

Another fan exclaimed, "Aww, that's so sweet! I can only imagine the laughter and stories being shared around that dinner table. Jennifer, Ben, and Chris must have had a blast catching up and making some new memories together. Finally, one dismissive person simply said, "Leave these people alone ...my gosh 🙄."

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Garner and Affleck have remained amicable since their divorce in 2018, co-parenting their three children, Violet, 18, Fin, 15, and Samuel, 12. An insider told People, "They're still friendly and see each other every few days."

After his divorce from Garner, in 2021 Affleck rekindled his romance with former fiancée Jennifer Lopez, marrying her a year later.

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Before the school outing that has sparked several comments online, Garner, Affleck, Lopez, and Boldt reconvened to take Samuel to a basketball game at a local YMCA in Los Angeles on June 3, 2024.

Lopez and Affleck arrived separately, sharing an awkward air kiss before entering the game with Boldt. Afterwards, Boldt left with Garner. This outing comes amid ongoing rumors of troubles between Affleck and Lopez.

The actress even recently canceled her US tour to spend time with her family after her album and Netflix movie were poorly received. In this outing, Affleck and Lopez, appeared somber as they later got fast food at a Jack in the Box drive-thru.

Lopez, dressed in a chic long-sleeve black top and blue jeans, sported lightly tinted sunglasses and her signature gold hoops. Affleck looked casual in a red T-shirt, blue jeans, sneakers, and a red corduroy jacket.

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are seen at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, on July 26, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are seen at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, on July 26, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

The pair were later on their way to celebrate Violet's graduation, but neither seemed particularly cheerful. After the event, they left in Affleck's BMW, with Lopez departing alone shortly after arriving at Affleck's rental home in Brentwood.

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This was their first reunion in twelve days. Previously, they had attended a movie event with Garner and their kids and showed a frosty demeanor at Fin's school recital.

Reports suggest Lopez and Affleck are heading for a split after less than two years of marriage. The duo is currently living separately, with Affleck staying in a $100k-a-month rental near Garner's home, who is reportedly trying to help save his marriage to Lopez.

Ben Affleck is seen in Los Angeles, California, on May 4, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Ben Affleck is seen in Los Angeles, California, on May 4, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Despite these challenges, a source told People that Affleck and Lopez still want to put the kids first as they "have always been very family-oriented." The insider added that Violet's graduation was a significant event for Lopez, and the strain in their marriage has been heartbreaking for her.

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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck at the Ralph Lauren Spring ready to wear runway show in San Marino, California, on October 13, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck at the Ralph Lauren Spring ready to wear runway show in San Marino, California, on October 13, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

Affleck, Lopez, and Garner are ever showing the world what a blended family looks like as they have always maintained a good relationship and dynamic for their children. As we previously reported, the three stars and their kids were spotted out and about in Los Angeles.

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Affleck, Lopez, and Garner were spotted outside a school event, where they put up a strong front. Their blended family attended a musical performance with Affleck and Garner's kids, Seraphina and Samuel. Lopez also took her daughter, Emme, for the evening out.

Social media users had everything nice to say about the three parents. "Adults adulting," one noted. "Jennifer Garner is a class act," another echoed.

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Meanwhile, others emphasized the importance of them being "MATURE adults being their best." A Facebook user wrote, "They are both strong and confident women."

Meanwhile, one person questioned Lopez's presence, writing, "But why should JL come along with them, at least a few hours for the Ex couple to take their Children out together."

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck at the Louvre Museum on July 26, 2022, in Paris, France | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck at the Louvre Museum on July 26, 2022, in Paris, France | Source: Getty Images

In reality, Lopez played a significant role in helping Affleck and Garner have a better relationship for the sake of their children despite their divorce and dramatic past. The three parents now have a wonderful family dynamic that prioritizes their children's well-being and upbringing.

Jennifer Lopez attends the premiere of Prime Video's "Shotgun Wedding" in Hollywood, California, on January 18, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez attends the premiere of Prime Video's "Shotgun Wedding" in Hollywood, California, on January 18, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

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There are reportedly no ill feelings between Affleck, Lopez, and Garner. The two moms have even been friendly with each other and allowed their children to become close. Besides coming together as a blended family, Affleck and Garner also make it a point to spend quality time with their kids.

Jennifer Garner on "Today" in 2023 | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Garner on "Today" in 2023 | Source: Getty Images

Previously, the Hollywood" actor was seen spending time with his look-alike daughter, Seraphina Affleck, while carrying boxes of pizza. Fans who saw pictures of the two couldn't help but comment on their strong resemblance on social media.

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