After Ben Affleck and J.Lo got married, Jennifer Garner went parasailing

We got the surprise news over the weekend that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Affleck nee Lopez got married in Vegas at A Little White Chapel! We know because Jennifer shared photos and details on her newsletter. They look so in love and like they had a great time. There’s also something to be said about them reuniting 20 years after their aborted first ceremony and eloping. Although Ben and Jennifer didn’t bring their kids, at least going by what we know, I would assume that they gave their families a heads up that they were making it official. I’m sure they didn’t want their children to find out through the press. (Update: Emme and Seraphina were at the wedding! I missed this sorry about that. ) That’s all to say that, while I don’t have a timeline, Jennifer Garner must have known on Sunday that her second ex husband had already gotten married. So she did what one does in that situation and went parasailing!

We know that Garner went parasailing on Sunday because she posted a video to her stories of her feet high above the ocean. She also posted a selfie in a helmet noting that she was in Lake Tahoe. I kind of love this! The day my ex husband got remarried I just happened to be on a date and I told the guy “my ex husband is getting remarried today.” Then I gossiped a little about him and the guy dished about his ex wife. Overall I was/am happy for my ex and I mentioned that, it’s just my nature to gossip. I’m a professional at it.

I’m assuming Garner feels like she’s well rid of Affleck but that she wanted to do something cool for herself that day and she did! I like that she went parasailing as I’ve always wanted to try that. In April I went skydiving for the first time and I would imagine it’s similar except more peaceful. This was a cool way to handle the situation. She just did her own thing and posted it. Now if we get an update on her relationship with her elusive boyfriend John Miller I’ll change my perspective. If that happens US Magazine will get the exclusive quotes.

Some of these photos are of Jennifer Garner and Samuel at the 4th of July Parade in Pacific Palisades, where they were Grand Marshals! Credit: Backgrid

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  1. Ceej says:

    A beautiful metaphor for freedom. Lol

  2. And says:

    She was photographed at Ben and Jlo’s place on Sunday, presumably to collect her kids, who did attend the wedding.

    I don’t think the Lake Tahoe photos were posted in real time. She’s not that kind of instagrammer, her content is planned and filmed in advance. But I wish her nothing but happiness, she deserves it.

  3. Noki says:

    I dont know if all the kids were there but definitely Emme and Sera.

    • Lens says:

      Jlo posted one pic of the kids and I’m almost positive it’s with Emma and Sam not Sera. It’s in the shadows so you can’t see color but Sera’s hair is layered and Sam’s isn’t. So it tracks because Emme and Sam are the ones who are usually with them. If the other kids were there you bet they’d show them. Anyway she must feel freer and freer the farther she gets away from having to be the one left in charge of baby man Ben. Parasailing is the embodiment of that.

  4. MaryContrary says:

    I’m pretty sure their kids were there based on JLo’s newsletter. And good for Jen-she’s off doing her own thing.

  5. Tiffany:) says:

    It sounded like the marriage was spur of the moment. Very possible Ben had kids this weekend, and Garner planned a trip to Tahoe while she didn’t have them.

    Part of me feels it’s a little sexist to tie all of a woman’s actions to her ex. Like, maybe she does things for reasons that don’t center around him.

    • TwinFalls says:

      Hundred percent agree in general but I did go look at the parasailing video and she used Circles as the background music so maybe there was a little emotional letting go with the parasailing.

  6. Mel says:

    From what I’ve read, the kids ( all of them) were the witnesses. That’s nice. I hope this one sticks.

  7. AmelieOriginal says:

    She definitely knew they were going to get married, I would hope Ben would have given her a heads up as they share custody. Also Ben would have told his kids beforehand (at least I hope) and it’s not the kind of thing to ask kids to hide from their mom, though I realize every divorce is different. Some women totally lose it upon hearing their ex is getting remarried and I feel sorry for anyone who has those kinds of parents.

    She’s living her best life and her CEO burger boyfriend is super hot (though bears a striking resemblance to her ex Michael Vartan lol)! Ben is no longer her problem. I hope she’s happy!

    • Lens says:

      Some WOMEN totally lose it when they hear an ex is getting remarried? So do you think JLo’s getting remarried now is because she wanted to beat Marc to the altar?? We have a long way to go to cleanse ourselves of these sexist attitudes about women needing marriage. JLo maybe but she’s a throwback.

  8. Sonya says:

    Jennifer Garner needs to celebrate, that lady went through it with Ben for years, and after all of that? He tells the entire world, he didn’t love her and she was the cause of his drinking, he was drinking when they first met and j.lo basically co-signed when asked about it. And now I heard she watches the kids most of the time. ( All of them). She deserves a medal. She is the lucky one, to unload an addict.

    • Sigmund says:

      Yeah, Ben was not in a good place during their marriage. She should feel nothing but joy to be done with that.

      I’m still not convinced he’s sober now, but I hope he and Jennifer Lopez are happy and healthy.

    • A says:

      Ben and Jen have 50/50 physical custody, which makes sense as he’s photographed often with them.

  9. Mimi says:

    Jennifer knew exactly who Ben was when she married him. We all did. Nevertheless, she was head over heels for him and chose to follow her heart, exactly like Jennifer Lopez. It’s amazing how much scorn, however, gets heaped on JLo while Garner is painted as Affleck’s victim.

    • Sunnee says:

      Mimi, You got that right. “Garner knew exactly who Ben was” . I remember a co-worker yaying that Ben was out of JLo’s “clutches” when he and Garner got married. Apparently JLo was evil and Garner was the saint. 20 years on, Garner is still in that pedestal and JLo is side-eyed. Wonder why? Hmmm

      • Emmitt says:

        JLo is side eyed because she hops from one man to the next without a beat. Jlo also has a “sexy siren” narrative about her. People didn’t see Jennifer Garner hopping from man to man and Garner has a “good wholesome girl next door” narrative about her.

      • Ramona says:

        @Emmitt,Jennifer Garner hopped from Scott Foley to Vartan to Ben Affleck but I guess you choose to forget that narrative because J Garner has that non-threatening,not sexy and girl next door persona but she also hopped from one dick to another
        And what about that narrative of Jlo being a siren? She had 2 men(now 3 with her husband) introduced to her kids after her divorce with Marc (that we know of) and who cheated on her…so what she supposed to do? Stay to not have that etiquette of siren to please you and society…
        There is a sexist perception between the two:they both changed partners many times but only one is judged…

      • Christine says:

        Is this seriously a conversation in 2022? We are arguing about which woman is more “slutty”, ignoring the men entirely????? Get.The.Fuck.Out.

    • Coco says:

      Well when Ben and JLO first split Ben threw JLO under the Bus blaming her and her fame hungry ways for his drinking and career slop. That last for about 10 years. Before and after his split with Jen G he praised her for saving his career and him.

      That’s what really help push the two narratives.

      • A says:

        That never happened? He never blamed JLo for anything, he complained about their media treatment and the effect it had on his career and with hindsight he was correct that a lot of it was racist. But he always spoke well of JLo, even after she married Marc a few months later.

      • Coco says:

        That is not true he blame JLo and her love for the media attention for his career slop for years .

        The only time the narrative change besides recently is when he won his last Oscar.

      • Lens says:

        I don’t think he was in the throes of alcoholism when Jen Affleck #1 married him. He said himself it wasn’t a problem then. So saying she knew what he was when she married him isn’t completely correct. And he seemed to settle down, stay out of the tabloids and buckle down to work seriously when before he was a party boy. And he gave her credit for that. And JLo got a lot of sympathy here anyway for his post split blaming of her. He is very passive aggressive, a blame shifter and not a good person overall. But JLo-fleck knows what she married now that part is true.

      • A says:

        I mean, it’s not really debatable, there are videos of Ben praising Jen during Jersey Girl press after the breakup and video of him wishing her and Marc well and him saying he was sure Monster-in -Law would be great because she was great. They always spoke positively of each other and emailed.

      • Coco says:


        No it not because their are articles, interviews and video of Ben blaming JLO for his career slop. Like Lens said Ben has made passive aggressive statements about JLO over the years.

        Ben has said some great things about Jen G, that doesn’t negate him blaming Jen G for his drinking while they were married .

      • Mimi says:

        Lens, Ben was already a known substance abuser and cheater when he got with Jennifer Garner. He was drinking and drugging and had been to rehab a couple of times. He took his break up with Gwyneth Paltrow, whom he dated before JLo, badly and kind of went off the rails. He was still using when he got with Jennifer Lopez, although it seemed to be somewhat under control during that time. His career was in the toilet because of these issues, not just because of the media hype around Bennifer and his failed movies. This is all well documented and anyone who was a celeb watcher back around that time can tell you this. Both he and Jennifer were well aware that him dating her would rehabilitate his image.

      • Ramona says:

        @Mimi,actually,when Ben started to date Jlo ,he was just out of rehab

      • Marietta2381 says:

        Actually, after him and Jlo split the first time, he referred to that relationship, during a 2004 interview, he talked to BBC’s Radio One. He says “it’s the sort of vague calm you get after vomiting where the vomit itself is rather unpleasant, but when it’s over it does bring you a strange kind of peace. ”

        If someone said that about me after we split, I’d never give them a second glance, ever. Meanwhile, Garner’s living her best life.

    • lucy2 says:

      Like a lot of women, and a lot of Affleck’s exes, I bet Jennifer saw the potential, not the reality.
      Hopefully he’s grown and improved himself and JLo won’t find herself in Jennifer’s position in a few years.

  10. Emmitt says:

    She’s probably happy waking him up from drunken stupors and driving him to rehab is no longer her problem.

    • Mel says:

      I’m going back to the parasailing bit: go for it! I did it last Summer in Corsica and I loved it! It’s like time stops for a moment as you soar up high! So peaceful!

  11. K8erade says:

    My ex-husband (whom I’m still friendlyish with) took his new girlfriend kayaking the day I got remarried. I thought that was nice. I think it was a nice Jennifer Garner move and I’m sure John was there too.

  12. JRenee says:

    I understand that people are buzzing about the nuptial news, especially those who thought it wouldn’t happen, but I hope the need to connect Garner to the newlyweds subsides quickly…

    • Coco says:

      Jen G will be good as long as she keep her PR person in check and doesn’t leak some relationship update to the tabs. Which has been happening since Ben and JLO got together.

      • Lens says:

        Coco I don’t think it’s her PR people at all. It’s the Gossipers (including here) wanting to continue the jennifer vs jennifer narrative. Since Christmas she’s been wearing a diamond band most days but she never addressed any engagement rumors herself. There haven’t been any “sources” from her camp at all about her love life just speculation from gossipers.

  13. Well Wisher says:

    Jennifer will be fine.

  14. jferber says:

    Good for her. Live your best life, girl. The other baby sitter has got him now. Relax and do you.