Argo star Ben Affleck was photographed with his two daughters – Violet, nearly 7, and Seraphina, nearly 4 – in Santa Monica, Calif. on Wednesday (November 14). The hands-on papa picked up his elder daughter from school on the sunny afternoon. Baby Samuel, 8 months, napped this one out.
Later that same day, mama Jennifer Garner was seen at Los Angeles International Airport catching a departing flight.
The father-of-three was recently named “Filmmaker of the Year” by GQ magazine.
“I lived with this tremendous fear of failure,” Ben tells the mag, “because my father was a playwright and a director, and I think he did a couple of things as a child as an actor as well, and he…he failed, basically. Not just being an alcoholic and stuff. He didn’t do what he said he was going to do. He worked with guys who later became famous, like James Woods and Dustin Hoffman, and he wasn’t successful. And that wasn’t going to be me.”
During the interview, he was sure to gush about his lovely wife.
“She’s just a great woman and a great friend.” As well as, Ben says Jen is an amazing mother: “She has such wise and certain stewardship over these three characters that I love so much.”
And he admits parenting can be tricky.
“Oh, believe me, I’m always trying to sweep in and be hero dad, give them things they’re not allowed to have, just completely pander to them. ‘Have you had dessert yet?’ ‘You guys want to watch TV?’ ” he admits.