The American-born actor, two-time Oscar winner, highly acclaimed filmmaker, and director Ben Affleck is indeed an all-round royalty Hollywood talent. His involvement in film and television dates back to the 1980s when he was a child actor on the educational television program The Voyage of the Mimi. After several years as an actor, the talented actor made his career breakthrough as co-author and co-star in the 1997 drama Good Will Hunting, for which he received a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Following the success of Good Will Hunting (1997), Ben Affleck cemented his status as a series box office hit with roles in films such as Good Will Hunting (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001), The Sum of All Fears (2002), Changing Lanes (2002) Daredevil (2003), He’s Just Not That into You (2009), The Town (2010) and many others. In 2012, the Hollywood multi-talent reached another important career milestone when he became co-producer, director, and lead actor in the historic drama Argo. Ben Affleck was not only a huge commercial success but also received immense reviews for his work on Argo, including the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Direction and the Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Award for Best Film. More recently, Ben Affleck has appeared in films such as Gone Girl (2014), Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and Justice League (2017), all of which were box office hits.
As impressive as Ben Affleck’s acting and cinematic résumé is, this Hollywood A-lister has also experienced a lot of action in his private life. It is to be expected that the Hollywood stallion had his fair share of high-profile relationships with a variety of ex-lovers/wives, near marriages, separations, and everything else in between.
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Relationship with Cheyenne Rothman
Before he became the Hollywood superstar we all know and adore, Ben Affleck is said to have had a long relationship with Cheyenne Rothman, his high school sweetheart. Their relationship dates back to 1990 and lasted until 1997, and there is very little information about this relationship as it has been overshadowed over the years by Affleck’s later headline-making romantic entanglements.
Relationship with Gwyneth Paltrow
Ben Affleck’s first high-profile relationship dates back to October 1997, when he entered into a love affair with his Hollywood A student Gwyneth Paltrow. The duo is said to have met at a dinner organized by Harvey Weinstein’s company Miramax Film. Their relationship culminated in their joint work on the highly acclaimed 1998 film Shakespeare in Love.
Their love story broke up in January 1999, but they managed to get back together before the end of the year and even worked together on the romantic drama film Bounce (2000). Finally, Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow separated for the second time in October 2000, never to be reunited again.
He was engaged to Jennifer Lopez
Between 2002 and 2004 Ben Affleck had a relationship with the superstar singer and actress Jennifer Lopez. This will go down in history as Ben Affleck’s most famous relationship ever, as their romance attracted a lot of media attention and the power couple soon earned the nickname “Bennifer”.
A few months after the beginning of their relationship, Affleck and Lopez became engaged in November 2002, when the Oscar-winning director suggested a giant 6.1-carat ring with pink diamonds. The Hollywood power couple was to walk down the aisle in an elaborate ceremony in Santa Barbara on September 14, 2003. They did not quite make it, however, when they canceled the fairytale wedding a few days before D-Day. According to reports, the intense media interest was part of the main reason for the postponement. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez never got around to tying the knot when they announced their separation in January 2004. According to Lopez’s memoir True Love from 2014, the separation was very brutal for them.
Marriage to Jennifer Garner
Ben Affleck’s longest relationship to date is his decades-long marriage to Hollywood actress Jennifer Garner. Their relationship was made public a few months after the death of the famous “Bennifer”. Before the duo entered a love affair in mid-2004, they had already worked together as co-stars in Pearl Harbor in 2001 and in Daredevil in 2003. The couple sealed their marriage on June 29, 2005, in a private ceremony on the Turks and Caicos Islands.
After 10 years of marriage, the couple announced their separation in June 2015 and officially filed for divorce in April 2017. The couple has three children together, daughters Violet Anne (born in December 2005), Seraphina Rose Elizabeth (born in January 2009), and son Samuel Garner (born in February 2012).
Who is Ben Affleck Dating?
Sometime in 2015, Ben Affleck got together with television producer Lindsay Shookus, best known for her work on the late-night TV show Saturday Night Live. However, the two kept their relationship on lowkey before eventually going public in 2017. Apparently, the two have been fairly good friends ab initio as the Hollywood actor and director has been on Saturday Night Live a couple of times. Lindsay Shookus joined SNL in 2002 as an assistant in the talent department, she steadily rose through the ranks and was promoted to producer in 2012.