Jennifer Garner’s mom moves in, Ben Affleck suffers ‘estrogen overload’

After welcoming their second daughter Seraphina Rose in January, Jennifer Garner invited her mother to come stay with her and husband Ben Affleck. This has caused some problems for Affleck – he now shares his home with four women. Two daughters, a wife and a mother-in-law might be too much for one man to take. The National Enquirer is reporting that Affleck is suffering from “estrogen overload”.

But it’s not serious. At least not yet. Affleck, they say, just needs to hang out with some guys. Perhaps a camping trip? Or Affleck could go old-school and go hang out at a strip club with Christian Slater. Would strippers help or hurt Affleck’s “estrogen overload”? What Affleck does instead is call his buddy Matt Damon – but they don’t talk about the Red Sox anymore, they talk Barbies!

Macho movie hunk Ben Affleck is suffering from estrogen overload!

The “Pearl Harbor” star is the odd man out in a house full of four females – his wife, Jennifer Garner, their three year old daughter Violet, their new baby Seraphine Rose and now his mother-in-law Pat, who moved in after the baby was born Jan. 6.

And while he loves them all dearly, the Oscar winner is complaining about drowning in girl power, sources say.

“On one hand, Ben is thrilled that Jen’s mom is pitching in to help with the girls, but on the other hand, he feels like he’s lost the battle of the sexes!” an Affleck family friend told the Enquirer.

“Ben keeps talking about how desperate he is to get away for a guy’s weekend. The poor guy needs a weekly retreat away from the girly-ness”

[Ben is] getting moral support from his lifelong pal Matt Damon, whose wife gave birth to a girl in August, making him the dad to two girls and a step-father to a third.

“Ben is leaning on Matt,” the source said. “Not long ago they’d call each other to discuss the Red Sox or poker. Now all they talk about is Barbie dolls and princesses!”

To make things worse, Jen’s mom often invites Violet’s little friends over for tea parties, and Ben gets roped in.

“Ben’s a good sport, but he’s had to draw the line after a few sessions of playing dress-up,” the source said.

Meanwhile, the 38-year-old actor has been pushing wife Jen, who is also 36, for one more baby, said the source.

“Ben adores the girls, but he told Jen he doesn’t want to stop until they have a son. He’s hoping third time’s a charm for a boy.”

[From the print edition of the National Enquirer]

I love the part about Ben and Matt on the phone talking about Barbies and princesses. Something about that rings true, probably because I believe it more of Matt than Ben. Out of the two of them, Matt Damon really seems to be the utterly devoted and worshipful father and husband. Ben still has that look in his eye like he might want a way out. Maybe it’s just me, I don’t know.

We reported several weeks ago that Affleck is desperate for a son, and I found it strange that so many people were like “Oh, yeah, most men are like that.” I’m not so sure. Yes, it’s one thing for a man to be hopeful for a son, to openly wish for a son, but it’s quite another for a guy to be harassing his wife, who has just given birth, to get pregnant once again, and this time she needs to make it a boy. It just seems like he isn’t really appreciating what he has – everyone healthy, everyone happy. I wonder what Victor Garber has to say about all of this.

Jennifer Garner is shown out with her mom and Violet on 2/8/09. She is also shown out with Violet on 2/15 and 2/18. Ben Affleck is shown out with Violet on 2/17/09. Credit: Fame.

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  1. pixiegirl says:

    I totally agree with this statement. He’s got that shifty-eyed, waiting to bolt out to Las Vegas and become a professional poker play look.

  2. pixiegirl says:

    Hmmm, I guess I forgot the quote for my comment. Anyway, it’s the one about Ben having that look in his eye like he might want a way out.

  3. Wonder Woman says:

    Oh stfu

    bens rich, has wonderful women around him, and his children are healthy with a promising future.


  4. Patrice says:

    “Ben keeps talking about how desperate he is to get away for a guy’s weekend”? Is he for real? Honestly, celebrities will find ANY reason to complain. This guy is so blessed to have a beautiful wife and two happy and healthy children. He needs to stop bitching about all the things he doesn’t have (Red Sox games or a son), and take a good look around and recognize his good fortune for all that it is.

  5. Becca says:

    You got a perfect profile shot here.

    I think Jen resembles her mom a bit and I’m not sure if Violet looks like her mom too or is she is a mix of Jen and Ben.

  6. amanda says:

    Give him one of Octomom’s sons! 😛

  7. Ggirl says:

    Ben seems to lack a solid identity. I mean, Matt Damon seems comfortable with who he is and comes across as content and sure of himself. Ben, on the other hand, does not. He has always looked outside of himself for his identity. I wouldn’t want to bet on him as my husband. When the entire Jennifer Lopez fiasco happened, Ben blamed her for the problems it caused in his career. What a baby! I just hope he doesn’t treat Jennifer Garner badly. She seems like a nice lady and a good mom.
    Ben wants to be taken seriouly in the political arena, well he better do some more growing up first! (I used to be a fan of his until he started treating his girlfriends badly)

  8. Rosanna says:

    9 to 1 Ben drinks heavy stuff. He looks troubled and very unhappy, out of character for a young father.

  9. mE says:

    Is he sporting one of those faux-hawks (albeit a more subtle one than I have seen)?

    I kinda get that feeling from him too (not quite sure of his role in life yet) you never know I guess. Maybe he feels uneasy having his pic taken with his family? Who knows.

  10. Jess says:

    WTF? She needs to make it a boy? Are we still in King Henry’s age where women were beheaded for not producing male heirs? HELLO, it’s the man’s role to that will decide the gender.

    Guh, just give me one MORE reason to dislike Ben. He’s such a prick.

  11. Leandra says:

    I wouldn’t be so sure any of this was actually said by either Ben or Matt. Who’s the “source” and how did he know what was said on a personal phone call? Sounds made up, even the part about being desperate for a son.

    • Carolyn says:

      Ditto. It’s a well-known PR tool to compile a story with “sources” or “associates” being attributed to PR-generated comments. Unless you’re working for Rupert Murdoch no-one is eavesdropping on personal phone calls or has homes bugged. This info wouldn’t be privvy to anyone. It’s total PR BS.

  12. Estelle says:

    Ben looks like he wants and needs a camping trip with the girls from the playboy mansion or a weekend away with the boys in vegas, poker and strippers. He hasn’t looked happy in a long time.

  13. Ned says:

    …talking about Barbies and princesses. Something about that rings true, probably because I believe it more of Matt than Ben

    Of course Matt likes to talk about Barbies and princesses.

    Now that he has a formal beard, he can let some of his true colors shine.

  14. kiki says:

    that kid dont look like him

  15. becca says:

    He could always do what Jeff Dunham did: get a male dog. (Of course, Dunham jokes that his wife made him neuter the dog. He was like, “NOOOOOOOOO” but it happened) 🙂

  16. Scorpiogal says:

    Ben needs to suck it up and count his blessings. Does he stop to think that it might be a bit emotionally devastating to his daughters when they find out he was desperate for a boy, and was making sure the entire world knew? What’s so sh*t hot about having a boy anyway? This isn’t the 19th century where you needed a male heir.

  17. Obvious says:

    Dunham also has a sociopath daughter who lets the retractable leashes go and chase the chihuahua down the street-comedy gold.

    Let’s give Ben a couple of Octomom’s boys-sh’es got enough of them-and thats one or two less for the CA tax payers to take care of. Look it’s a winner in everyway!

  18. RAN says:

    Interesting article – made me laugh.

    So what if he wants a boy though…? To each his/her own

  19. lrm says:

    huh,i actually thought Ben has been looking good in recent years…put together,serious b/c he’s getting all political and socially just…but physically good and content. Yea,with a roving eye look about him always….he’s definitely more of a playboy than Damon,in my book. But content and loves his family,nonetheless.
    so it’s interesting some say he has not looked happy in a long time. huh.

  20. eternalcanadian says:

    in response to the people that said it is the guy that decides the gender, it actually is 50-50 depending on the acidity inside the woman’s body. if the ph level is alkaline, the faster Y sperm will get to the egg first, making a boy. if the ph level is acidic, the Y sperm dies off while the hardy X sperm reaches the egg and makes a girl baby. so yeah, if ben really wants a son he’d be better off going the medical intervention way where the lab weeds out the X and Y sperms and injects the Y sperm only. Nothing wrong with a guy wanting a son like a gal wants a daughter after having two sons, ya know? 🙂

  21. Maritza says:

    Yeah, nothing wrong with him wanting a boy. I’d love to see Seraphine, hope she looks like Violet, she is such a cutiepie!

  22. Amei says:

    I call bullsh* on this. No one can judge why he deals with pap photos this way – the look on his face is a response to the paps, not to his marriage. Put yourself in his place.
    The garbage that is reported is mostly speculative, not fact and “sources say” reporting isn’t worth reading….it’s like asking a 4 year old to predict the stock market – just plain ridiculous.

  23. Baholicious says:

    Dunno. He always struck me as a perpetual bachelor type – of the Vince Vaughan variety.

  24. Lauri says:

    I agree, Amei. Such speculation.

    My former boss has a wife and 5 daughters, no sons. My brother has a wife, 2 daughters, 1 granddaughter.
    Are they outnumbered? Heck yeah. Are they unhappy? No. They count their blessings and enjoy their families. And I’m sure that’s what Affleck does as well.

    What a non-story.

  25. Linda says:

    Matt is gay, gay, gay!!! Loves those princesses and barbies of course! Ben is more of a man’s man. Lots of BIs about that.
    This on the other hand is the NATIONAL ENQUIRE! u are idiots to believe one word they say a “source” has said.

  26. Linda says:

    Also, was it so hard for the N.E. to know Ben’s age? He is 36, and is 4 months younger than Jen. Makes you realize they aint exactly a newspaper you know?

  27. sauvage says:

    I just LOOOVE that quote: “the 38-year-old actor has been pushing wife Jen, who is also 36…”

  28. Sally says:

    How can you call Matt Damon a good father? From the pictures of him and his droopy man-boobs laying on the beach, getting drunk BY HIMSELF while his daughter sits listlessly on the sand next to him, his step-daughter amuses herself and his fugly wife passes the baby off to the nanny?

    They neglect the step-daughter for months at a time so his docile bimbo can babysit HIM on movie sets.

    Ben Affleck has dated Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lopez and he married Jennifer Garner, all accomplished women.

    Matt Damon buys sleazy, illiterate skanks for companionship. He met his wife while she was shaking her tits at CROBAR (oh and he was cheating on his other bimbo girlfriend at the time).

    Violet Affleck always looks so happy and engaged. Matt Damon’s daughter and step-daughter have dead, unsmiling eyes.