Following their split, Ben went on to marry actress Jennifer Garner in 2005. The pair, who divorced in 2015, share three children together: daughters Violet, 16, and Seraphina, 13, and son Samuel, 10. Jennifer similarly went on to welcome twins, Emme and Max, 14, with ex-husband Marc Anthony, who she split from in 2014.
While Ben and Jen remained on friendly terms throughout the years, the Argo director and “Let’s Get Loud” singer wouldn’t spark relationship rumors again until nearly two decades after their split in April 2021, when, after Jennifer’s break up with Alex Rodriguez, she and Ben were spotted vacationing together in Montana.
Since then, the couple have been inseparable (even with their busy work schedules) and can often be spotted going out on PDA-packed date nights, walking the red carpet or jet setting on a romantic getaway together. And, when they’re not taking the world by storm, the laid-back pair can typically be found enjoying some quality time with their blended family.
In fact, an insider told E! in August that it was extremely important to Jennifer “to get to know Ben’s kids and welcome them into her home and her life,” adding, “They have spent a lot of time getting to know each other and letting the kids have fun and bond.” That includes spending the holidays together including Halloween and Thanksgiving last year.
And while the pair were initially in no rush to tie the knot, when it’s meant to be, why wait? “They are both very secure within their relationship and Ben worships her,” a source told E! in July. “It’s truly meant to be and everyone around them thinks they are a perfect match.”
(Originally published on July 17 at 11:30 a.m. PT)