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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Marriage Profile


Actor Ben Affleck and actress Jennifer Garner pose during the 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on January 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
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Staying out of the public eye, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner surprised many with their announced wedding on June 29, 2005. Here is information about their wedding and marriage relationship.
Fast Marriage Facts - Jennifer and Ben
Met: 2003 but began dating in 2004.
Engaged: April 2005.
Married: June 29, 2005.
First Marriage: No.

Did You Know?
Ben created a bit of a stir with his thank you to Jennifer when he accepted the Oscar for Best Picture for Argo.


Benjamin Geza Affleck: Berkeley, California on August 15, 1972. Ben spent most of his childhood in Cambridge, Massachusetts near Boston.

Jennifer Anne Garner: April 17, 1972 in Houston, Texas. Jennifer was raised in Charleston, West Virginia.

How Ben and Jennifer Met:

Although many sites state that Ben and Jennnifer met in 2003 on the set of the movie Daredevil, they both worked on the movie Pearl Harbor in 2001.

Ben and Jennifer didn't begin dating until 2004.


Jennifer and Ben didn't confirm reports that they became engaged in April, 2005. Ben reportedly popped the question at Jennifer's 33rd birthday party.

Wedding Date:

Ben and Jennifer were married on June 29, 2005 when the sun was setting at the Parrot Cay resort in the Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos.

Victor Garber officiated at their wedding.

Wedding Attire:

Jennifer wore a cream colored empire waist, straight gown with a sea-colored sash.


Ben and Jennifer spent their wedding night at the luxury home of Bruce Willis in Parrot Cay. They then reportedly headed to Charleston, West Virginia to visit Jennifer's parents.

Ages at Marriage:

Ben, 32; Jennifer, 33.


Jennifer and Ben have two daughters and one son.
  • Violet Ann Affleck: Born in December 2005 by induced labor in Los Angeles, California.
  • Seraphina Elizabeth Rose Affleck: Born in January 2009.
  • Samuel Garner Affleck: Born in February 2012.

Previous Marriages:

Ben has not been married before. He was engaged to marry Jennifer Lopez. The relationship ended in January 2004.

Jennifer was married to Scott Foley, an actor, on October 19, 2000. The couple divorced on March 30, 2004.

Jennifer: "I don't like to argue. But back then, I couldn't have a fight. I couldn't work things out because I wasn't able to say what I needed to say," she tells Parade magazine, out Sunday. "It was a huge heartbreak for me. … So I went to work on it. I started therapy."
Source: Catherine Donaldson-Evans. "Jennifer Garner Keeps romance Alive by Stealing." People.com. 1/21/2010.


Ben: Actor, writer, producer, and co-founder of LivePlanet.com

Jennifer: Actress.

At the 2013 Academy Awards, Ben Affleck: "I want to thank my wife who I don't normally usually associate with Iran. I want to thank you for working on our marriage for 10 Christmases. It's good. It is work, but it's the best kind of work, and there's no one I'd rather work with!"
Source: Jessica Ferri. "Ben Affleck Thanks Jennifer Garner for 'Working' on Their Marriage - Did He Sleep on the Couch Last Night?" Yahoo.com. 2/25/2013.

Hobbies and Interests:

Ben collects vintage video-arcade games such as Ms. Pac-Man and Millipede. He also enjoys motorcycling and owns several motocycles. Ben is a fan of the Boston Celtics and Boston Red Sox and loves to play poker. Ben is also a dedicated and active Democrat.

Jennifer enjoys gardening.


Santa Monica, California.

Quotes About the Marriage of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner:

Ben: "All relationships, to a certain extent, require your work. We work on it together, we try our best, nobody's perfect ... She's more perfect than I am."
Source: "Ben Affleck attempts t explain Oscars Marriage speech." Ok.co.uk. 2/26/2013.

Andrea Mandell: "Married seven years, both have 'gotten better at it,' she [Jennifer] says. 'It's really fun. I probably am up in his grill less about stuff. I don't think I'm a particularly controlling person, but I probably work less to make things fit a mold in my head. And he exceeds my expectations anyway.'"
Source: Andrea Mandell. "Jennifer Garner Cherishes 'The Odd Life of Timothy Green.'" USAToday.com. 8/13/2012.

Jennifer on finding happiness: "My mother is a big believer in being responsible for your own happiness. She always talked about finding joy in small moments and insisted that we stop and take in the beauty of an ordinary day. When I stop the car to make my kids really see a sunset, I hear my mother's voice and smile."
Source: Jennifer Garver, Mark K. Shriver. "What Makes a Good Man? A Conversation With Mark Shriver." HuffingtonPost.com. 6/15/2012.

Jennifer: "He knows when to swoop in with the gesture. He's sweet that way. Honestly, I would do anything for that man, because I know it's not taken for granted."
Source: "Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck Welcome Third Child." People.com. 2/28/2012.

Jennifer: "You steal the time. You steal a date, you steal a kiss, you steal a whisper," she says. "After the kids are asleep you … well, you know. Whatever it is. You slip away for a night."
Source: Catherine Donaldson-Evans. "Jennifer Garner Keeps romance Alive by Stealing." People.com. 1/21/2010.

Jennifer about marriage: "I don't have this fantasy about marriage anymore. Everyone says it takes hard work. Well, it kind of does -- and I'm much more pragmatic about romance than I used to be. [With Scott] I wanted to see him as a white knight and was crushed whenever anything normal happened. I wanted to be the princess. Now I'm much more willing to see myself as human and flawed, and accept someone -- the whole picture. My life is definitely changing for the better. I couldn't be happier or feel more comfortable with the direction it's going in."
Source: "Garner Realistic About Affleck Marriage." Hollywood.com. 8/22/2005.

UPI: "Ben pursued Jennifer -- not the other way around -- and things just very quickly escalated from there."
Source: UPI. "Ben Affleck dating actress Jennifer Garner." 9/7/2004.

Kevin Smith about their wedding: "They're in it for one another, not for anyone else. They didn't need or want a crowd. They just wanted each other."
Source: Karen S. Schneider, Lisa Ingrassia, Elizabeth Leonard, Maureen Harrington, Mark Dagostino. "Under the Radar ..." People Weekly. 7/18/2005. pg 54.

Jennifer about Ben: "He's really a gentleman. And he's not afraid to laugh at himself or you."
Source: "Wedding bells - and baby toys - for Affleck and Garner." St. Petersburg Times. 7/1/2005. pg 2B.

Ben about Jennifer: "I don't think she thinks that she is as drop-dead gorgeous as she is, and I think that is what gives her this incredibly appealing quality."
Source: "Wedding bells - and baby toys - for Affleck and Garner." St. Petersburg Times. 7/1/2005. pg 2B.

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