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Jennifer Garner makes surprising revelation about her and Ben Affleck's children's personal lives

Jennifer Garner makes surprising revelation about her and Ben Affleck's children's personal lives© NBC
Hanna Fillingham
US Managing Editor
April 12, 2023
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Jennifer Garner is a doting mom to three children, who she shares with ex-husband Ben Affleck

The Hollywood star is notoriously private about her family life, but made a rare revelation about their upbringing in a new interview on the Today Show on Tuesday.

The 13 Going on 30 actress sat down to chat to Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb about her new Apple TV+ series, The Last Thing He Told Me, she said of her children Violet, 17, Seraphina, 13, and Samuel, ten: "I just said to my kids, ‘Show me the articles that prove that social media is good for teenagers, and then we'll have the conversation.

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"'Find scientific evidence that matches what I have that says that it’s not good for teenagers, then we’ll chat.'" 

"My eldest is grateful," she added. "It's a long haul. I have a couple more to go, so just knock on wood. We'll see if I really hang in there." 

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Jennifer and Ben's children have faced a big change in the last few years, following their dad's new relationship and consequent marriage to Jennifer Lopez

jennifer garner with her three children© Albert L. Ortega
Jennifer Garner is a doting mom

What's more, both J-Lo and Jennifer have a strong relationship too. The Let's Get Loud hitmaker was quick to praise the Alias star during an interview about her blended family with Vogue last year.

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 She said: "[She is] an amazing co-parent, and they work really well together." Jennifer and Ben's children now have two new stepsiblings, 14-year-old twins, Emme and Max, who J-Lo shares with ex-husband Marc Anthony, and they are set to move into a new family home soon, as the A-list couple have been busy searching for the perfect property. They have reportedly found the perfect home too, costing an eye-watering $64 million, located in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood. 

Jennifer Garner shares her three children with Ben Affleck© Pascal Le Segretain
Jennifer Garner shares her three children with Ben Affleck

The home features eight bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, and should they finally close a deal on it, they will be surrounded by 16,000 square feet of space. It also has an 800-square-foot gym, along with a media room, games room and an outdoor pool and spa. 

Currently, J-Lo and Ben have been staying with their family at James Packer's Beverly Hills mansion, where they have been living since last year. The property is not so far away from Jennifer, so that Violet, Seraphina and Samuel can easily split their time between their mom and dad's homes.

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