A Glimpse of Growing Up: Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck’s Son Samuel Spotted Looking Mature on Outing

How time flies! Samuel, the 9-year-old son of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, was recently spotted on a rare outing with his mother in Los Angeles, California.

Displaying a mature appearance with his long hair, coordinated blue outfit, and gray sneakers, Samuel held Jennifer’s hand as they crossed the street together on Wednesday, October 20, as documented in photos obtained by In Touch.


Jennifer, 49, and Samuel were visibly cheerful during their mid-week stroll following the actress’s heartfelt interview about parenthood and her children’s achievements in September.

The star of “13 Going on 30” had taken on the role of homeschooling her children amidst the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. She expressed a spectrum of emotions as her kids prepared to return to the classroom, sharing with People, “I’m just so happy for them, and I’m nervous and hopeful and grateful. All the things. I feel all of it.”

“We’re keen on having everything packed the night before,” the A-lister explained regarding their routine before each semester. “Clothes are laid out. The backpack is by the door. Backpacks with computers, there’s a charging station by the door.”

“Phones are already in their charger so that I know they aren’t going to their rooms at night,” she continued. “And yeah, just tons of alarms go off just in time to think about going to the bus.

Jennifer and her ex-husband, the 49-year-old Ben, have remained committed to co-parenting their three children—Seraphina, Violet, and Samuel—amicably since finalizing their divorce in October 2018.

The “Argo” actor is presently romantically involved with his former flame-turned-current partner, Jennifer Lopez, with whom he reconciled in April 2021, nearly two decades after their initial split and the cancellation of their engagement in 2004.

Jennifer harbors no reservations about Ben introducing their kids to J. Lo, 52, who, as an insider from In Touch revealed, shares twins of her own, Max and Emme, with her ex-husband Marc Anthony.

“It was Ben’s idea to be open and just let it flow,” said the insider about their co-parenting. “Jennifer likes control; she thought that was a bit too loose, but now, looking back, Jen says it was a great decision. You can’t hide who your ex is dating, especially if you’re in the business. And Jen has nothing against J. Lo.”