Ben Affleck Says Jennifer Garner Is ‘The Greatest Mom in the World’
It’s been more than a year since Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced they’d split after ten years of marriage, and even though sources close to Garner insist they plan to go through with the divorce, the estranged couple has nothing but nice things to say about each other.
People reports during a Times Talk at the NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts on Monday night (Dec. 12, 2016), Affleck opened up about the highs and lows of his career and personal life. When asked about the most defining moment of his life, Affleck quickly acknowledged the birth of his children.
“In my career or otherwise, it is the birth of my children. The entrance of my children into the world,” he said before adding how lucky his children are to have Garner, who he described as the “greatest mom in the world,” as their mother.
“It’s a joy to hang out with them,” he continued. “I think the meaning of life is to make good people.”
Affleck went on to talk about his career lows, including the box office flop Gigli, who he starred in alongside his girlfriend at the time, Jennifer Lopez. “It could have been a bad movie no one cared about,” said Affleck. “Angelina Jolie had a bad movie that year and no one cared. But it was because I was dating Jennifer Lopez that made it a big fucking deal. So not only was it just a bad movie but ‘they dated each other.’ ”