Ben Affleck Passionately Embraced Ex Jennifer Garner on Trip as J-Lo ‘Worried’ about Divorce

Actress Jennifer Garner, 51, and Hollywood star Ben Affleck, 50, initially met while working on the film “Pearl Harbour.”

The former couple pushed their friendship to the next level in 2003, but they did not begin dating until four years later, in 2004. In the course of their more than ten-year marriage, the couple welcomed three children: Violet, Samuel, and Seraphina Affleck.

They were married in June 2005. But in 2015, Garner and Affleck made the decision to part ways.

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck at the "Daredevil" private screening in New York, 2003 | Source: Getty Images

Affleck and Garner divorced amicably five years ago (in 2018), and they have been good co-parents ever since. Affleck revealed the following about Garner after they made the choice to separate:

“…She’s a great mother. She’s a real talent… She’s somebody that I admire and respect and remain excellent friends with.”

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner spotted having a conversation in Los Angeles, 2020 | Source: Getty Images

Ben Affleck Was Seen Embracing His Ex-wife a Few Months after Jennifer Lopez Expressed Concern about a Potential Second Split

Last Friday, when visiting their children in Florence, Italy, the cordial co-parents were seen cuddling tenderly. Affleck had flown on a private jet to the lovely location where he had met Garner and his children.

He was dressed casually in beige slacks, a dark button-down shirt and fashionable multicoloured Nike trainers as he joyfully walked up to his kids and Garner. Similar to this, Garner carried a grey purse while sporting light cream slacks, a striped white t-shirt and stylish leather sandals.

Only a few months before to this Affleck-Garner family reunion, Affleck’s now-wife, stunning A-lister Jennifer Lopez, 54, expressed worry about the future of their marriage. Lopez reportedly became “worried” following a furious argument with her husband, during which Affleck slammed the car door after Lopez got inside.

According to Judi James, a body specialist, Lopez’s anxiety was caused by prior public demands that resulted in their first breakup years ago. The actress and musician allegedly began to worry that she and Affleck might wind up breaking up once more for the same reason.

Lopez even raved about how wonderful Garner is as a co-parent handling the transition of their blended family.

Evidently, Affleck struggles with more media attention. Affleck’s mood had changed by the time they arrived at the car, despite the fact that they had enjoyed a few tender moments together prior to the paparazzi catching him slamming the door. The paparazzi having set James off, he suggested:

“The worry is if he is again finding being ‘under siege’ difficult, which could, in turn, worry Jennifer if there was a repeat of the pressures that led to their first engagement and marriage being called off.”

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez spotted on a boat in Amalfi, 2021 | Source: Getty Images

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, and Jennifer Lopez Remain Good Co-parents

Even though there have been some publicised tense moments between Affleck and Lopez, the two are still together and get along well as Garner’s co-parents. Sources close to the three parents claim that Lopez and Garner don’t dislike one another and that their relationship is strong and functional.

As a result of Affleck and Lopez’s marriage, their children are now a blended family and are said to get along well. Along with the children getting along, Lopez and Garner have accepted their positions as stepmothers to their own sets of kids.

Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel Affleck, and Jennifer Garner at Garner's Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony in Hollywood, 2018 | Source: Getty Images

Seraphina Garner, one of Lopez’s children, and Garner were spotted together at Disneyland earlier this year. Another time that Garner, Lopez, and Affleck got together was when they all came out to support Seraphina at a concert.

Even Lopez gushed about what a fantastic co-parent Garner is at adjusting to their mixed brood. Similar to this, in a recent in-depth interview, Garner discussed her co-parenting arrangement and her perspective on it.

Garner, Affleck, and Lopez have managed to maintain their friendship while managing their mixed family, basing their efforts on the sake of their cherished children, even though it may not always be simple and comes with its fair share of problems.