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Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner: A Timeline Of Their Relationship

June 15, 2016 by Keren Leshem
shefinds | Celebrity

How many of you were heartbroken when Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck’s split hit the news? (Me!!!!) These A-list celebs had a romance for the books–their 10-year marriage was probably one of the most down-to-earth in all of Hollywood. We wanted to go back and see how the couple met, what their relationship was like, and what went wrong. Here is a complete timeline of Ben and Jen’s relationship:

2001: The pair met on the set of Pearl Harbor, and their chemistry was instant–they became immediate friends!

2003: The duo co-starred again in 2003’s Daredevil, during which time Ben had engaged in his relationship with Jennifer Lopez, aka “Bennifer” (the first). Garner was also with her ex-husband, Scott Foley, who she married in 2000.

www.splashnews.com Ref: RE 090203 Picture Russ Einhorn/Splash News/ Ben Affleck, Jennier Garner, Michael Clarke Duncan, and Colin Farrell at The "Daredevil" Premiere, Mann Village Theater, Westwood, California. Splash News Tel: LA: 310-8212666 NY: 212-619-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com

In 2003, Garner’s career picked up, and she and Foley divorced, while Bennifer did not last. About a year and a half later, Ben and Jen finally got together (Bennifer part 2!!!).

They were seen going to what it seems to be a flower shop together, but arrived in different cars. They then crossed the street to go to a coffee shop, and then got in their cars and left after a big goodbye kiss. Pictured: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Ref: SPL701893 180214 Picture by: Reefshots / Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com

June 2005: Ben and Jennifer got married in Turks and Caicos, and six months later, the couple had their first daughter, Violet.

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck spent quality time with their children Violet and Samuel at a local farmer's market where they picked up fresh fruit and vegetables. Ben and violet surprised Jen with fresh flowers as she was off buying avocados. Little samuel wore a Boston cap. Pictured: Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck and Violet Affleck Ref: SPL592819 110813 Picture by: Fern / Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com

Since then, their 10-year marriage was one of Hollywood’s best–everyone loved their family-centered mentality. In 2009, they had their second child Seraphina, and in 2012, they had their third child Samuel.

Ben Affleck kisses wife Jennifer Garner at 4th July parade in Los Angeles, Ca. The actors took both daughters Violet and Seraphina to the parade in the pacific palisades area of Los Angeles. Jennifer was seen waving to the floats and parade as she showed off her american pride buying flags for her two children. Violet even showed her patriotism by singing during the national anthem. They watched the parade for over an hour and Ben even Kissed Jen's hand during the festivities. Pictured: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Violet Affleck and Seraphina Affleck Ref: SPL294007 040711 Picture by: Whittle / Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com

The pair were huge supporters of the Boston Red Sox, and were often seen at games! Fans admired their love for each other.

NY Yankees vs Boston Red Sox played at Fenway Park. Ben Affleck and wife Jennifer Garner attend the game against the NY Yankees. They sit in the owners box smiling and singing during the seventh inning stretch. Picture by: Anthony J. Causi Ref: ACNY 010607 N NY POST OUT / NY DAILY NEWS OUT / USA TODAY OUT Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles:310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 207-107-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com www.splashnews.com

It all went downhill in June 2015, when the couple announced they were separating. Rumors erupted in the press of Ben’s affair with the family’s nanny (remember those scandalous pics?!). In her interview with Vanity FairJennifer explained, “We had been separated for months before I ever heard about the nanny. She had nothing to do with our decision to divorce.”

Our hearts broke when we heard the news, but we hope the best for the family moving forward!

[Photos: Splash News]

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