Ben Affleck proved once again that he is a loving father, as he was seen treating his 13-year-old daughter Seraphina after a fun day of retail therapy. The Oscar winner – who shares Seraphina with his ex Jennifer Garnerwith daughter Violet16, and son Sam10 – were all smiles during the outing in Los Angeles on Friday, October 28. Sporting a casual wardrobe of shirt, jacket and pants, Ben chatted with Seraphina as they left a local Petco store during part of their father/daughter day.
Just a week ago, Ben enjoyed some father/son bonding time when he walked Samuel to school. The sunny outing came shortly after the adorable couple grabbed an ice cream in Santa Monica, following Ben’s Italian honeymoon with Jennifer Lopez after the beautiful couple’s star-studded wedding.
Speaking of Bennifer 2.0’s incredible wedding, a source told EXCLUSIVELY Hollywood Life that Jennifer Garner was invited to the ceremony – but a previous engagement prevented her from witnessing the superstar couple’s nuptials. “Jennifer Garner is busy with a project in Texas and won’t be attending the nuptials, but she’s been totally supportive of her kids and is generally very positive about the whole thing,” the insider said at the time of the wedding, “There’s nothing is more important to her than her children’s happiness, so the fact that they feel welcome and comfortable and have bonded with J.Lo and her children is just the best thing she could ask for.”
A second source told EXCLUSIVELY Hollywood Life that Jennifer had already “lucked” the couple with their wedding plans, as she knew that she would not be able to attend because of work. “Ben will always consider Jennifer family, so of course he extended an invitation,” the source insisted. “Plus, Jennifer and Jen became closer, so J.Lo fully supported the mother of his children. Jennifer knows they love J.Lo and she’s totally on board with them getting close to their new stepmom.”