Jennifer Garner Explains What’s ‘Hard’ About Raising Her & Ben Affleck’s Kids

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Jennifer Garner whitethorn beryllium 1 of Hollywood’s astir prolific actresses, but her apical privilege is her family. The 13 Going connected 30 star, 51, shares her 3 kids, Violet, 18, Seraphina, 15, and Samuel, 11, pinch her ex-husband Ben Affleck. During a caller interview, Jennifer opened up astir really it’s sometimes “hard” for her to let her kids to make their ain choices.

“I mean, my parents did too, and I’m truthful amazed by that. I person a really difficult clip not saying, ‘This is what I spot you as,’ and ‘I deliberation you should,’ ” she told PEOPLE successful this week’s issue. “I really person to beryllium connected my hands.”

The Last Thing He Told Me character besides gushed complete really proud she is of her increasing kids.

“I’m conscionable watching them successful this caller shape of life wherever they’re figuring retired who they’re going to beryllium and what they’re going to study. And I’m truthful willing successful them,” she said, adding, “All nan time, I’m willing successful everything astir them.”

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Violet is preparing to spell to college, and Jennifer couldn’t thief but in installments her eldest girl during a abstracted November 2023 interview. During an quality connected Live With Kelly and Mark at nan time, nan mom of 3 praised her girl for really she’s handled nan accent of assemblage prep.

“The excitement and accent spell hand-in-hand,” Jennifer acknowledged. “[Violet’s] handling it for illustration a champ and she’s wholly successful charge. She’s a aforesaid starter. … I’m proud of her nary matter what.”

Jennifer and Ben’s kids acclimated themselves to caller lifestyles aft their parents moved connected pinch their respective partners. Jennifer is now making love John Miller, and Ben, 51, is joined to Jennifer Lopez. Since divorcing successful 2018, nan Catch Me If You Can character and nan Tender Bar character person maintained an amicable co-parenting relationship.

The Affleck kids person been spotted hanging retired pinch some their mother and their stepmom. Not only that, but they’ve go adjacent pinch J. Lo’s children, Max and Emme, whom nan popular prima shares pinch her ex-husband Marc Anthony. From simple shopping trips to worldwide travels, Violet, Seraphina and Samuel person adjusted to nan blended family manner well.