More detail has trickled out about how Ben Affleck's ex-wife Jennifer Garner is taking the news of his marriage to Jennifer Lopez, along with what Garner and Affleck's relationship is like now. A source spoke to Entertainment Tonight about how Garner and Lopez's ex-husband Marc Anthony feel about Bennifer tying the knot.
“Marc Anthony and Jen and Ben and Jen Garner all still get along relatively well and share special places in each other's hearts,” the source said. “There is no ill will from anyone and the mutual goal and focus is zero drama and to prioritize being great parents to their children.”
The source added that Lopez and Affleck's Las Vegas wedding wasn't actually spontaneous. “Jen and Ben's Vegas wedding was totally planned, but also privately,” the source said. “They wanted it to be a moment they shared together and with their kids and fulfill a fun idea that they shared. To them, it was perfect, and a dream come true.”
A source told Page Six earlier this week that Garner was given a heads-up about Affleck and Lopez's Vegas nuptials a day before they happened. “Ben did tell Jen about the wedding, but I’m told that it was only Friday at the earliest,” the outlet's “well-placed Hollywood source” said. “It was very, very minimally planned in advance and was largely spur-of-the-moment. [Affleck and Garner’s 16-year-old daughter] Violet stayed home because she’s extremely loyal to her mom.”
Garner has been supportive of Lopez and Affleck's romance. In April, a source told E! Garner was fine with Affleck and Lopez being engaged. “Ben told Jen and the kids, so they knew about it,” a source close to Garner said. “Jen is happy for Ben and knows that J.Lo has been a positive influence in certain ways.”