Jennifer Garner was seen for the first time since her ex-husband Ben Affleck and fiancé Jennifer Lopez announced their engagement last week.
Having been in hiding since the news broke on Friday night, the 49-year-old Yes Day star visited the newly engaged couple to their Brentwood home on Wednesday.
Sitting in the passenger seat of a charcoal gray Honda, the Golden Globe winner couldn’t take his eyes off his phone.
Humble: Jennifer Garner spotted for the first time since ex-husband Ben Affleck and fiancé Jennifer Lopez announced their engagement last week
The 13 Going on 30 actress, who has been in a relationship with Cali Group CEO John Miller since 2018 was accompanied by two women in the car.
His latest sighting came just a day after an insider told E! News that he ‘knows that J-Lo has been a positive influence in certain ways.’
Ben shares three children – Violet, 16, Seraphina, 13, and Samuel, 10 – with his ex-wife and allegedly warned them all about his impending proposal ahead of time.
Engaged! Ben Affleck proposed to Jennifer Lopez last week with a large 8.5 carat green diamond, reportedly worth $10 million; seen in february
The source noted: ‘Ben told Jen and the kids so they found out about it.
While actress Alias has not reacted publicly to her ex’s engagement, she has shared a number of Instagram posts about herself, including one of her dances with Tiler Peck, lead dancer at the New York City Ballet.
In the video, which was posted on Tuesday, Garner is seen dancing around a sunlit backyard together to a pre-set choreography to the tune of Meghan Trainor’s song Better When I’m Dancin.’
Glued to his phone: After lying down for the past few days, the 49-year-old Yes Day star visited the newly engaged couple to their home on Wednesday in Brentwood
Relaxing: Sitting in the passenger seat of a charcoal gray Honda, the Golden Globe winner can’t take his eyes off his phone
J-Lo herself is a mother of two, raising her twins Max and Emme, 14, amicably with her third and final ex-husband Marc Anthony.
Along with his three divorces, J-Lo has also had two broken engagements – one with Ben in the early 2000s and most recently with Alex Rodriguez.
She lifted the curtain back on her last engagement in a newsletter on her website this Tuesday, revealing she was in the shower when Ben asked the question.
‘I was completely caught off guard and just looked into his eyes smiling and crying at the same time trying really hard to make sense of the fact that after 20 years of this happening again I was literally speechless and he said: “is that it huh?” I said YES of course it was YES.’
Pick up the kids? The 13 Going on 30 actress, who has been in a relationship with Cali Group CEO John Miller since 2018 was accompanied by two women in the car
J-Lo also showed her her green diamond ring, explaining that green is ‘my favorite color’ and ‘my lucky color’ and said: ‘It means a lot when someone thinks of you and loves you and looks at you. And that was the most perfect moment.’
After a whirl of rumors, last May it was confirmed that Jennifer and Ben had decided to try their romance one more time – right after her broken engagement to A-Rod.
Their previous engagement ended 18 years ago in 2004, since they both married other people, had children and divorced.
Bennifer, who starred in the 2003 flop Gigli, first became a couple in 2002 after she split from her second husband Cris Judd.
Gracious: Garner’s latest sighting comes after a source reported that she is ‘delighted for’ her ex over her engagement; seen last month
Although J-Lo and Ben planned to get married in 2003 they postponed the wedding and finally in 2004 they broke off the engagement completely.
‘I think Jen and I made a mistake because we fell in love, we were passionate and maybe too accessible,’ Ben reflected in 2008.
“I don’t think any of us anticipated the extent to which he would take his own world,” he explained on British television.
Having Fun: While actress Alias doesn’t react publicly to her ex’s engagement, she has shared a number of Instagram posts about herself, including one of her dances.
Putting it together: He and his friend Tiler Peck, lead dancer at the New York City Ballet, circled the sunlit backyard together for a set choreography earlier this week.
Ben and Jen married in 2005 and had three children together before separating in 2015 and finalizing their divorce in 2018.
Even though Garner-Affleck’s breakup came after his alleged affair with family nanny Christine Ouzounian, Jennifer insists it wasn’t to blame.
‘Let me tell you something. We’d been apart for months before I’d ever heard of a nanny,” she told Vanity Fair in 2016.
Where to be: J-Lo recently revealed that Ben proposed to her while she was in the shower; she was pictured in a recent newsletter update in her bathtub
Bride and groom: J-Lo also shows her her green diamond ring, explaining that green is ‘my favorite color’ and ‘my lucky color’
Their co-parenting relationship has been notoriously strong over the years, to the point that it is often rumored that they will be reuniting.
When Ben returned to alcoholism in 2018, he was seen passing Jack-In-The-Box in the back seat of a car as he drove him to rehab.
In fact, Jennifer, who is said to have intervened at Ben’s house, is armed with a sober trainer and a Bible.
What they’re like: Ben and Jennifer Garner were married in 2005 and before splitting in 2015 and finalizing their divorce in 2018; they were photographed at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party