Reporting for dad duty! Ben Affleck was supposed to attend a special screening of the reboot premiere of Jay and Silent Bob at the TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles on Monday, October 14, but the actor needed to attend to his children. The actor called to back out of the event at 7:30 p.m., saying he had to “take care of the kids,” an insider told In Touch.
It’s no surprise the 47-year-old Justice League star has been taking his responsibilities as a father very seriously since he has been spotted with his kiddos all over town lately. On September 27, the handsome hunk — who shares Violet, 13, Seraphina, 10, and Samuel 7, with ex Jennifer Garner — picked up two of his kids from school and held their hands as they walked along the street together. Prior to that, Ben took his daughter Seraphina to soccer practice in addition to taking his son to Disneyland over the summer.
Even though Ben and Jen, 47, are no longer together, it seems like they are on the same page. An insider told Us Weekly that the two are doing “amazingly well at coparenting.” So much so, “they have shared a great summer with the kids, doing outings, travel, etc. They have a very trusting and special relationship.”
However, it wasn’t always easy for the California native, since he previously struggled with his sobriety. In August 2018, the Good Will Hunting alum checked into a 40-day rehab program. After he left, Ben got candid with his fans on social media about how far he has come since then. “Battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle,” he wrote on Instagram at the time. “Because of that, one is never really in or out of treatment. It is a full-time commitment. I am fighting for myself and my family.” These days, the dad of three is thriving. “Ben is in a great place in his recovery and life,” a source revealed. “He continues to want to be the best father and friend he can be.”
Ultimately, Ben loves one role in his life the most: being a father. “I hope I’m a pretty good dad,” he said during an interview on the Today show in March. “I certainly try very hard. I’m lucky they got a great mom, and she helps out a great deal with making sure that we coparent in as good as way as possible. But I think, you know, dads are so important to kids, and it’s our responsibility to be there for them. To be present, to be mindful, to be attentive, to be a part of their lives, to be as in it as moms and that’s really the central preoccupation of my life, the focus of my life. It’s what I love doing. It’s what makes me happy, and the rest of the stuff kind of follows.”
Well, it seems like Ben is killing the parenting game!
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