Ben Affleck‘s girlfriend Ana de Armas, 32, has been spending plenty of bonding time with the A-list actor’s children. And the 48-year-old Justice League star’s lady love “gets along great” with the three kids he shares with ex, Jennifer Garner, 48 — Violet, 15, Seraphina, 11, and Samuel, 8. HollywoodLife spoke with a few sources close to the former couple who said that Jen not only approves of Ana spending time with her kids, but approved “beforehand”.
“Ana has spent time with Ben’s kids a couple of times now and she gets along great with them,” one pal said. “Of course, it’s all still very new but Ana has a really sweet nature about her that most people are drawn to. Ben discussed the idea of introducing their children to Ana with Jen beforehand and she agreed. Jen can see that this relationship means a lot to Ben and that Ana is a positive influence in his life.”
Another friend close to The Way Back actor said, “Jen is very impressed with Ben right now and his relationship with Ana. He is on the right path health wise and she feels like Ana has played a really big part in all of that. He is a wonderful father and that is most important to her, but Jen seeing Ben in such a great light right now makes her think that Ana is very good for him and a very positive force in his life.”
Ben introduced Ana to his kids over the Memorial Day weekend in May and they’ve spent lots of time together since. The couple was spotted walk their four dogs in Los Angeles on Nov. 30 with Seraphina and Samuel two days after the foursome enjoyed a shopping trip at Bonjour Fête in Pacific Palisades, CA. They were also seen taking in some relaxation and fun at a park on the same day while hopping on a few bikes and looked as happy as could be.
Ben started dating Jennifer in 2004 and they tied the knot a year later in June 2005. After announcing their separation in 2015, Ben and Jennifer’s divorce was finalized in 2018. Ben and Ana met while filming Deep Water during the fall of 2019. However, it wasn’t long before the relationship turned from professional to romantic. By the beginning of 2020, it was clear that something more was going on between these two, and their romance blossomed amidst the coronavirus quarantine.