Ben Affleck is reportedly looking to start another family. The actor is currently dating his Deep Water co-star, Ana de Armas, and inside sources say he would love to have a baby with her. It is great to see Affleck in a healthy relationship, but how does his ex-wife Jennifer Garner feel about him starting a second family?
Ben Affleck reportedly wants a family with de Armas
Affleck and de Armas sparked a romance after working on the movie Deep Water last fall. They kept their relationship low-key until fans spotted them on a dinner date in Cuba a few weeks ago.
Since then, inside sources have confirmed that Affleck and de Armas are dating, and the couple has appeared in public several times since. The relationship also comes after Affleck admitted that he would love to be in a “healthy, stable, loving, committed relationship.”
With things heating up between Ben Affleck and de Armas, an inside source told Us Magazine that Affleck is already thinking about having children with his new girlfriend. It does not sound like they are ready to have a baby just yet, but it could be something that happens in the near future.
“Ben loves children and loves being a dad,” the insider dished. “He would love to have kids with her one day.”
Ben Affleck and de Armas have not confirmed the reports surrounding their relationship.
Garner does not want her children to meet de Armas
It has only been one month, but things seem to be going great between Affleck and de Armas. While Affleck reportedly wants to introduce his children to the Knives Out star, sources say that Garner does not think it is a good idea.
According to Cosmopolitan, a source says that Garner wants to wait a little longer before introducing de Armas to her three children, Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel. The insider noted that Affleck understands Garner’s reasoning and is willing to work with his ex-wife to make it happen.
“Ben is understanding. [He] said he would work with Jennifer to prepare the kids for meeting [Ana],” the source revealed.
Garner’s request is not that unreasonable. Between fighting for his sobriety to jumping between multiple relationships, Ben Affleck has experienced many ups and downs over the past few years.
Based on what little we’ve seen from Affleck and de Armas, he seems genuinely happy with her. If things continue strong, it probably will not be long before de Armas meets Affleck’s kiddos.
How does Garner feel about Ben Affleck starting another family?
Garner and Affleck starting dating in the mid-2000s and exchanged vows in 2005. They were married for a decade before calling it quits in 2015. In an interview this past February, Affleck confessed that his divorce is easily his “biggest regret.”
Since their shocking split, Affleck and Garner have worked hard co-parenting their children and appear to be in good standing with each other. Although Garner wants to wait and see if his relationship with de Armas is the real deal, she is reportedly okay with him starting another family.
“Jen has completely moved on from Ben in a romantic sense. She considers him a friend, thinks he is a good dad to their children and respects him. She is happy in her own life … and happy for him and his relationship,” a source shared.
When it comes to co-parenting, the source added that things are “always a work in progress” between Affleck and Garner. Despite some hurdles, they always make sure to check-in with each other and have plenty of meetings.
At the end of the day, Ben Affleck and Garner’s top priority is their children, which we can all agree is a good thing.