J.Lo’s kids, Max and Emme, have been spending more time with Ben Affleck’s kids, Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel recently. Are Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez trying to merge families?
Ben and Jen’s kids have been spotted together many times around Los Angeles. Last Friday, they all went to the Pantages Theater to see Hamilton. Ben’s mother, Christine Anne Boldt, even joined in on the fun. The next day, the family went to The Magic Castle and sources close to the couple said they were happy they could bring all the kids.
“It’s been fun for them to do activities as a blended family and the kids are enjoying getting to know each other better,” the source said. “Jen and Ben are both hands-on parents and their kids are their number one priority, so it’s important for them to do things as a unit that make their families happy.”
J.Lo co-parents twins Max and Emme with ex-husband Marc Anthony, while Ben shares his children, Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel 9, with ex-wife Jennifer Garner.
According to the couple, they want their kids to get to know each other, especially since J.Lo and Ben are getting serious. There are rumors swirling that J.Lo and her family will move out to Los Angeles to be closer to Ben.
Max and Emme are on board with a move to L.A. and have gotten very comfortable with their mom’s new boyfriend. But they are still dealing with the aftermath of J.Lo’s breakup with A-Rod. The twins were devastated when J.Lo and A-Rod broke up because they had been so close with his kids – 16-year-old Natasha, and 12-year-old Ella.
J.Lo and ex-fiancé A-Rod broke up last April. The pair had been engaged for the two years and when rumors first started to swirl about their potential breakup, the pair denied them. A source close to the couple said that they were trying to make their relationship work for the kids.
“A-Rod’s girls and J. Lo’s kids are really close, so the reason why they stayed together for as long as they did was to make their kids happy,” the source said. “They still have love for each other that I think will never go away.” The couple was originally denying rumors of their breakup so they could spend more time together as a family.
Both sets of kids wished their parents would stay together. J.Lo posted on her Instagram story a screenshot of her daughter Emme crying on her dad Marc Anthony’s shoulder. The singer captioned it, “When they are sad but momma and daddy are there #coconuts. I love you!! So proud of you…”
Ben’s ex-wife, Jennifer Garner, has been extremely accepting of his relationship with J.Lo so far. They have worked hard to co-parent and stay friends. And she’s trying to remain open-minded.
Do you think it was too soon for all the kids to hang out together? Or do you think J.Lo and Ben are smart for getting the kids together? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!