Jennifer Garner WON'T ATTEND Ben Affleck and JLo's wedding celebration despite invite
Jennifer Garner declined an invitation to the wedding celebration of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez in Georgia because of business obligation in Texas
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Ben Affleck's ex wife Jennifer Garner was invited to the celebration of his marriage to Jennifer Lopez over the weekend, but the '13 Going on 30' actress has declined the invitation. The actress will be in Texas for business, but won't be at the festivities expected to be star-studded, Hollywood Life reported on Friday.
Affleck, 50, and Garner, 50, who were married from 2005 to 2018, seem to get along well as they co-parent their three kids - Violet, 16, Seraphina, 13, and Sam, 11.
Lopez, 52, and Affleck will start their wedding festivities this weekend, with a major ceremony taking place on Saturday, and a family BBQ planned for Sunday. Ben's parents and all three of his kids have already been spotted in Georgia. There are also Jennifer's twins Max and Emme, her sister Lynda, and her mother Guadalupe.
Garner, who is dating John Miller, would not, however, be present. According to Hollywood Life, the actress "wishes" the couple "the best" and is "completely supportive of her kids being there."
However, she won't appear, which is acceptable given that ex-wives often don't go to their ex's wedding.
An insider said "Jennifer Garner is hard at work on a project in Texas and won't be attending the wedding celebration, but she's been totally supportive of her kids being there and is really positive in general about the whole thing. There is nothing more important to her than her kids' happiness so the fact that they feel welcomed and at ease and have bonded with JLo and her kids is just the best thing she could ask for."
According to a second report, Garner has "congratulated" Bennifer.
"Ben will always consider Jennifer family so of course he extended an invitation," the source maintained. "Plus, Jennifer and Jen have become closer so JLo was fully supportive of inviting the mother of his kids. Jennifer knows they adore JLo and she's fully on board with them getting close with their new stepmom. Jennifer has wished them all the best and knows it will be a beautiful event."
Ben and Jennifer are old sweethearts who had dated back in the early 2000s. The couple started seeing each other in 2002 and got married in 2003 after dating for almost a year. After a quick-take-off romance, the couple officially split in 2004. Romance was rekindled between the two almost 20 years later in 2022. They officially wed again in July this year.