Ben Affleck doesn’t have an extended checklist of loves, however the ones he has are some actually well-known names. We’ve acquired his romantic historical past that features Gwyneth Paltrow, JLo, Jennifer Garner and extra.
Ben Affleck positively has a sample with regards to his love life. He falls arduous for well-known actresses and their romances turn into so excessive profile as a result of nature of two A-listers coming collectively. But sadly his private demons have additionally acquired in the way in which of his relationships all through the years. As the 48-year-old is arising on his one 12 months courting anniversary with 32-year-old Cuban-Spanish actress Ana de Armas, we’ve acquired a glance again on the entire ladies Ben has beloved.
Ben and his bestie Matt Damon grew to become younger Hollywood royalty when the then-27-year-olds gained an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 1998 for Good Will Hunting. It was their first effort in Hollywood and made the proficient younger actor-writers the most popular commodity in Tinseltown. It additionally landed Ben a beautiful girlfriend in actress Gwyneth Paltrow, 48. The two had been darlings of Miramax Studios Chief Harvey Weinstein and met at one in every of his events in 1997, and commenced courting later that 12 months.
Ben and Gwyneth co-starred in 1998’s Shakespeare in Love whereas very a lot in love themselves. Sadly, they’d damaged up by the point she gained the Oscar for Best Actress for the movie in 1999, although she thanked her “friend” Ben in her acceptance speech. The pair rekindled their romance as they starred within the 2000 drama Bounce, however ended issues for good in late 2000. Over the years, the GOOP founder hinted he had points that triggered their breakup.
In 2003, Gwyneth informed Diane Sawyer, “Ben makes life tough for himself. He’s got a lot of complication, and you know, he really is a great guy. So I hope he sorts himself out.” She went even additional throughout a 2015 look on The Howard Stern Show, the place Gwyneth put their demise on Ben, saying, “He was not in a good place in his life to have a girlfriend,” although she added that he was “super intelligent and really, really talented.”
Ah the romance that began one title combos. “Bennifer” grew to become a factor through the 2002 filming of their disastrous film bomb Gigli, whereas Jennifer was nonetheless married to backup dancer Cris Judd. But she and Ben couldn’t struggle their ardour and fell head over heels in love. She divorced Cris, and Jen and Ben acquired engaged in late 2002. He introduced her with a 6.1 carat pink diamond ring price $2.5 million.
In 2002 Ben famously appeared in JLo’s “Jenny From the Block” music video, caressing her bikini-clad derriere whereas on a yacht. Between tacky moments like that, and the excessive profile bomb that Gigli was, their relationship took some hits within the press and amongst followers. The couple grew to become victims of overexposure, and their relationship drama got here to a head when the pair referred to as off their September 2003 wedding ceremony just some days earlier than it was purported to go down. While they ended up staying collectively, their nuptials by no means occurred and so they referred to as off their engagement and break up for good in late Jan. 2004. Five months later, Jennifer married singer Marc Anthony on June 5, 2004, dashing any Bennifer reunion hopes.
Like JLo, Ben didn’t keep single for lengthy after their breakup. He admitted in a 2017 Playboy interview that he fell in love with actress Jennifer Garner, whereas they had been filming the 2003 movie Daredevil…whereas he was nonetheless in a relationship with Lopez! Though he didn’t act on his emotions till he and JLo had break up. Ben and Garner made their relationship public on Oct. 23, 2004, kissing and cuddling within the stands at a Boston Red Sox recreation.
Ben proposed to Alias star Jennifer on April, 17, 2005, her thirty third birthday. They wed two months afterward June 29, 2005 in a 4 individual ceremony on the seaside within the Turks and Caicos, with simply the officiant and Jen’s Alias co-star and shut pal Victor Garber serving as their witness. By then, Jennifer was already pregnant, and the couple welcomed daughter Violet on Dec. 1, 2005. Ben and Jen would go on to have two extra youngsters, daughter Seraphina in 2009 and son Samuel, in 2012.
Ben raised eyebrows when he left a household trip within the Bahamas to fly to a charity poker match in Las Vegas on June 26, 2015 with the household’s nanny Christine Ouzounian. Though his rep strongly denied he was dishonest, a number of days later Ben and Jen introduced, “After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce.” In a candid March 2016 interview with Vanity Fair, Jennifer stated, “We had been separated for months before I ever heard about the nanny. She had nothing to do with our decision to divorce. She was not a part of the equation. Bad judgment? Yes,” on Ben’s half, however added he was nonetheless the “love of her life.” The former couple’s divorce was finalized in Oct. 2018. In a Feb. 2020 interview with the New York Times, Ben revealed, “The biggest regret of my life is this divorce.”
Ben stepped out with Saturday Night Live producer Lindsay in April 2017, though he was nonetheless legally married to Jennifer. They had been open about their courting as she accompanied him on a visit to London in early July 2017, and as soon as they returned to L.A. had been usually photographed going to dinner, holding fingers on outings and searching very a lot in love. But Ben was caught within the firm of former Playboy mannequin Shauna Sexton, taking her to dinner at Nobu Malibu on August 16, 2018, and he or she was photographed over the subsequent few days coming and going from his home.
That was sufficient for Lindsay. On August 20, 2018, experiences swirled that Lindsay had break up with Ben. Two days later, estranged spouse Jennifer staged an intervention and personally drove Ben to rehab in Malibu to cope with his alcoholism. Lindsay and a now-sober Ben acquired again collectively briefly in Feb. 2019 to present issues one other strive, however broke up a couple of months later in April 2019.
Ben was snapped with former Playboy mannequin Shauna grabbing quick foot at a Jack within the Box on Aug. 19, 2018. Four days earlier, they’d dinner at Nobu Malibu, though he and Lindsay hadn’t formally break up but (although she did delete her Instagram when the photographs of Ben and Shauna emerged). Apparently Ben had fallen off the wagon and was partying arduous with Shauna, who was photographed arriving at his home with a number of bottles of alcohol.
Jennifer Garner noticed Ben spiraling and staged and intervention on Aug. 22, 2018, the place she personally drove a bleary eyed Ben to rehab. He spent 40 days getting clear and sober, and reunited with Shauna as soon as he acquired out. The two took a romantic getaway to Montana in Oct. 2018, however they break up later that month so Ben might deal with his sobriety and reconnecting along with his youngsters.
Ana de Armas
Ben and Ana met in 2019 whereas whereas filming the thriller Deep Water, and commenced a relationship after taking pictures wrapped. They had been first noticed out as a pair, visiting Havana, Cuba collectively in early March 2020. Fans snapped photographs of them purchasing and searching lovely collectively on March 6. The jet setting couple then headed to a different trip in Costa Rica, photographed there on March 10 kissing whereas strolling down the seaside. Eight days later Ana shared photographs from their getaway to Instagram. The couple then returned to L.A. simply because it was coming into the COVID-19 lockdown, and spent quarantine collectively at his home.
The couple took a neighborhood getaway to Joshua Tree, CA for Ana’s thirty second birthday on April 30, 2020. She shared IG photographs of the couple cuddling, and he gave her a beautiful diamond tennis bracelet as a birthday reward. By June, Ana had already met Ben’s three youngsters with Jen, in addition to his mom. The actress as gave the impression to be a gentle power in Ben’ life all through 2020. They even had a double date to the seaside in Malibu with Ben’s on-again BFF Matt and his spouse Luciana on Aug. 4, 2020. Ana purchased Ben a customized BMW motorbike for his forty eighth birthday that month, and the couple remains to be going robust heading into 2021.