Ben Affleck posted a pap photo of his mom with Jennifer Garner for Mother’s Day

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck went to their daughter's soccer practice with Ben's mom
Ben Affleck made a post for Mother’s Day featuring a paparazzi photo of his mother out with his ex wife, Jennifer Garner. The caption called them “the two incredible mothers who have shown me the meaning of love” and mentioned that he was donating to two causes, both for incarcerated mothers.

Happy Mother’s Day to the two incredible mothers who have shown me the meaning of love. Today I am making donations to two organizations in their honor: @cut50’s #DignityForIncarceratedWomen campaign, a national initiative to help reduce the prison population while making our communities safer, and @NationalBailout, an incredible organization that works with groups all over the country on Mother’s Day to bail out black moms and caregivers, provide supportive services and fellowship opportunities to help end money bail and pretrial detention.

[From Instagram]

It’s interesting to me that he chose a paparazzi photo of his mom out with Garner, but it’s a really good candid. At least Affleck tries. He just brought so much attention to these causes through this post and all the publicity he’s getting for it. If you’d like to learn more about the national bailout, there’s more in the link below.

On Saturday the paparazzi caught Garner and Affleck sitting next to each other at their daughter Seraphina’s soccer game. Ben’s mom Christine Boldt was also there. I do stuff with my ex to support our kid, but I don’t sit that close to him. Update: As Aang pointed out, those chairs are likely connected so they may have no choice. It’s just a little weird to me. When is the last time we heard about Jennifer’s boyfriend?

Also Ben and his mom went out with Matt Damon, his mom and Matt’s family to the movies on Sunday. I wonder what they saw. You can see those pictures on JustJared.

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck went to their daughter's soccer practice with Ben's mom

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck went to their daughter's soccer practice with Ben's mom

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck went to their daughter's soccer practice with Ben's mom

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  1. Hope says:

    Affleck sexually assaulted at least two women. He is not an ally.

    • Misty says:

      Do you mean his brother Casey?

    • Julieta says:

      Thank you! I really don’t understand why everyone just ignores that.

      People spent months talking about Terry Crews and Brendan Fraser being groped by creeps, but multiple women make the exact same allegations about Affleck and it barely gets one news cycle.

    • Celebitchy says:

      I edited that too. I considered adding it to the post originally before you commented this, but instead I took out the “ally” part.

      • Hope says:

        Thank you, sincerely. No one is going to remember or know every bit of information about a celebrity. Ben Affleck creeps me out because I think there’s such a calculated quality to how he publicly supports good causes while other people clean up his messes.

    • Clay says:

      thank you! While I give every person the right to change and grow, Affleck is one calculated mf and the way he and Damon dealt with the Weinstein debacle and how much they showed their a$$es when it happened, but mostly how the two of them paved the way to Casey to get his Oscar, with one of the dirtiest PR campaigns ever, is not to be forgiven.

  2. Aang says:

    Looks like the chairs are connected. Like a portable folding bench.

  3. MattyLove says:

    They are all sitting oddly close. Forget exes! I don’t even sit this close to my husband at our kids’ games. At least not in camp chairs!

  4. DP says:

    That’s a folding bench that’s seats a few people, but close together.
    Clearly they are in a great place. Or… they know what’s good for gossip and she’s helping to rebuild his image.
    I hope she doesn’t let him back in!

    • BchyYogi says:

      My x used to be super “blended family” w his x. When dating him, I “felt” suspect but out loud called it “evolved”. They were always together. I tried to get w it by making a giant holiday feast w all our X’s…I TRIED. Fast forward to marriage and divorce from him. Yep. They were together on & off the whole time- I found emails to prove (this was before texting) Will NEVER get w a “blended family” again. No thanks. Either your’e in or OUT and there’s no sitting this close to an X, camp chair o no.

      • Mash says:

        @bchy yogi THISSSSSlike 2 years ago i started long distance dating this writer “friend” who i believed was going thru a divorce with his wife….they did holidays together “for the kid” and super evolved….fast forward like 3 months in and a friend to ig follow the wife and THEY NEVER WERE DIVORCING and he was home every night —- never again with that “super duper close, we’re a evolved ish, magical blended fam”

  5. xdanix says:

    That was a really nice gesture on his part. I’ve seen some snarky comments about him publicising it, but it’s like Celebitchy says- by doing so he’s brought loads more attention to these organisation and hopefully more people will donate along with him.

  6. Lena says:

    What I think is weird is Matt Damon rarely gets papped. But hang with Ben and you will. He’s such a pap magnet! Ben always gives a tribute to his mom “and all the other mothers out there” but this is the first time I remember him naming Jen since their split. I guess enough time has passed that there is no bitterness between them.

    • Rapunzel says:

      Uh….Damon is papped all the time. Especially since he’s been attaching himself to Thor lately as his new BFF.

    • Peg says:

      It’s supply and demand, tabloids will pay more for Ben’s pictures, because he is alway in a crisis or coming out of one.
      Damon plays the boring game well, as he said his wife is a civilian, not much interest in her.
      When Damon lived in NYC, he could go anywhere, the Paps had no interest, tabloids were not buying pictures.

    • Mumbles says:

      I always suspected that Affleck and Garner, via their publicist(s), had a very friendly relationship with the paps, given the number of times they are papped. I also suspect that back in the day, before Instagram sponsorships, these two had a secret deal with Starbucks because the pap shots often had a shot of them holding Starbucks.

  7. Emby says:

    Are people going to say she’s too old to wear those shoes, like they did with Prince William? I seem to recall him taking a lot of flack for wearing bright sneakers in his 30s on these boards.

  8. Vanessa says:

    I would sit with one seat empty in between for the mom, if it were my ex. Seems….odd.

  9. Busyann says:

    Those chairs may be connected but they can also be taken apart. They didnt have to sit like that. But it could be one of those things that you just go with and not think about.

    • Jenfan says:

      No I actually think it’s like a bench – I think x17 has more photos where you see them packing it up. Either way they do t need to sit next to each other there is a third seat – Ben is a big guy and he actually looks like he is getting in her body space. He is leaning into her – not the other way around.

  10. babsjohnson says:

    She got some deserved flack for that most beautiful title, but Garner really have impeccable facial ossature.

  11. Carolnr says:

    I thought it was interesting that Ben used a pap photo. When Jen posted the Father’s Day tribute, she used a personal photo & cropped out the child (ren). Wasn’t that photo taken of Jen & his mom, while he was papped out with Lindsay?
    The chairs do seem really close but Ben is a big guy & they both are choosing to sit there.
    They both seem to be in a good place now. This modern family seems to work for them & their children. Ben definitely looks healthier & seems happier for whatever reason!

    • Clay says:

      his choice is interesting too because he must have tons of photos of Garner and his mom together from family gatherings specially when they were still married, good times, and also bc his mom now lives in LA and helps Jen with the kids.

  12. Case says:

    It confuses me how many celebrities post paparazzi pictures to celebrate friends and family members. I see this a lot and I don’t get it. I suppose it’s to avoid posting personal photos? IDK. Very weird to me.

  13. Ali says:

    I spent all day yesterday with my kids at a youth sporting event and I can’t imagine how creepy it would be to be filmed/photographed the whole time. I really wish kids events could be off limits to the paparazzi.

  14. Clay says:

    there is one photo of this set (I think I saw it on the DM) where he’s even whispering very very close to her ear. Too close. I think he’s messing with her head. He probably wants her to break up with her bf bc he’s that salty and childish, but I don’t think he has real romantic interest in get her back. He just wants to win.

    • JoJo says:

      This wouldn’t surprise me at all. Although it would take him [pretending] to move heaven and earth, personally, I still think she’d take him back. I think her supposedly serious boyfriend is long gone and probably has been since well before Ben/Jen flew off to the Turks and Caicos for spring break. And I agree that Ben wouldn’t be above pursuing her again – but only to “win.” He likes the chase and the sunny publicity rays that wash over him when he’s with Garner playing house, but I don’t think he actually wants to be in the marriage. Rinse, repeat.

  15. stephanie says:

    He looks high

  16. Chloe says:

    Nah… I don’t think it’s weird they are sitting close. I was with my ex-boyfriend for 10 years, and although logistically things didn’t work out, he will always be one of my best friends, and we will always be close! Some people don’t hate each other after they break up.

  17. Loca says:

    If Jennifer really has a boyfriend why aren’t doing any activities together with the kids. Also the video on x17 online shows Ben only sat with her for a little while and then got up to watch the game next to his mom. He also left the game separately with his mom and son. From the body language Jennifer appeared to look pist off except when it came to the kids. The videos always appear differently instead of all rainbows and sunshine.

  18. stephanie says:

    thats interesting that the video of them makes the vibe seem more casual and that he only stopped by her for a quick moment. She seems closed off towards him when he sits down next to her!

    he seemed to be buttering her up and over the top cheerful. maybe he wanted the photos to be taken sitting next to her. The over top gushing mothers day post seems uncharacteristic of him as well. What a slap in the face to his recent ex girlfriend Lindsay. I smell some game playing here.

    • Carolnr says:

      “Two incredible mothers who have shown me the meaning of love.”
      Guess Lindsay wasn’t love?

      • Original T.C. says:

        If they showed him the meaning of love then they are sheety teachers. I don’t recall love involving cheating on your wife multiple times and being a general deekhead to your family. Ben does not know the meaning of love and I suspect Jen’s meaning of love is codependency.

  19. Jules says:

    I think it’s interesting that out of all his girlfriends past his mom favors his worst enabler. I don’t know what that means psychologically but between that, and his own father’s alcoholism, I almost feel sorry for the guy!