Ben Affleck wrote a beautiful dedication on Instagram in honor of Mother’s Day to his co-parent and former wife Jennifer Garner, and his own mother, too. They’ve ‘shown me the meaning of love,’ Ben said in his caption.
Ben Affleck, 46, celebrated two of the most important women in his life today: his ex-wife Jennifer Garner, 46, and his mom, Christine Anne Boldt. Ben honored Jen and his mom by posting an Instagram pic of the two of them on a sunny stroll together. He also wrote a lengthy caption, sharing a sweet message about the two ladies. “Happy Mother’s Day to the two incredible mothers who have shown me the meaning of love,” Ben said.
Using the “meaning of love,” Ben decided to highlight philanthropic organizations in honor of the holiday, too. “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.”
What a lovely way to both celebrate the women in his life, help women in need, and highlight these causes to his four million Instagram followers. Ben and Jen currently co-parent their children, Violet, 13, Seraphina, 10, and Samuel, 7. The parents began dating in 2004, and married a year later. The two filed for divorce in April 2017, and it was finalized in Oct. 2018. We love seeing the love that Ben still has for Jen, even if it’s in a platonic sense now – but she’ll always be his kids’ mom! Happy Mother’s Day, Jen!