Ben Affleck is a doting dad as he takes his son to swim practice

Ben Affleck plays a doting dad as he catches up with his son Samuel, nine, while taking him to swimming practice

His former fiancée Jennifer Lopez has reportedly been staying in Los Angeles more often to spend more time with him.

But Ben Affleck showed he was just as committed as ever to his children on Friday when he spent time with his nine-year-old son Samuel in LA’s Brentwood neighborhood.

The 48-year-old Academy Award winner was spotted dropping Samuel off for his practice and coming back to pick him up afterward. 

Father–son bonding: Ben Affleck, 48, spent some quality time with his son Samuel, nine, as he took him to his swimming practice in LA’s Brentwood neighborhood on Friday

Ben rocked a casual look with a black zip-up hoodie and matching black jeans.

He wore a purple graphic T-shirt underneath and wore pricey black Golden Goose sneakers.

Samuel was dressed in a one-piece ruddy blue swimsuit with a long-sleeve white shirt on underneath.

He sported a shaggy pandemic hairdo and wore blue Adidas slides that matched his suit. 

Low key: Ben rocked a casual look with a black zip-up hoodie and matching black jeans. He wore a purple graphic T-shirt underneath and wore pricey black Golden Goose sneakers

Kind: The Armageddon star showed himself to be gracious after he dropped Samuel off when he ran into a group of autograph seekers and stopped to sign their memorabilia 

Both Ben and his son wore blue masks as they headed to the pool.

The Armageddon star showed himself to be gracious after he dropped Samuel off when he ran into a group of autograph seekers and stopped to sign their memorabilia.

He headed back to the car, but returned once Samuel finished up practice.

Ben looked totally absorbed in what his son had to say as they had an animated conversation on the way back to his SUV. 

Suited up: Samuel was dressed in a one-piece ruddy blue swimsuit with a long-sleeve white shirt on underneath and sported a shaggy pandemic hairdo

Catching up: Ben looked totally absorbed in what his son had to say as they had an animated conversation on the way back to his SUV

Ben also has two older daughters from his marriage to Jennifer Garner: 15-year-old Violet and 12-year-old Seraphina.

He and Jennifer, 49, struck up their relationship in 2004 and married in 2005 in a ceremony in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

But the couple announced their separation in 2015, with the divorce being finalized in 2018 amid Ben’s ongoing struggles with alcohol addiction.

In recent weeks, the actor-turned-director has been getting closer to an old flame, his former fiancée Jennifer Lopez.

He reportedly began corresponding with her via email in the final days of her engagement to retired Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, and he was spotted allegedly getting picked up and taken to her LA home in her SUV multiple times.

The couple were then seen in Montana at the conclusion of a week-long trip together where he owns a chalet. 

Family: Ben also has two older daughters from his marriage to Jennifer Garner: 15-year-old Violet and 12-year-old Seraphina

The ex: He and Jennifer married in 2005 but separated a decade later before finalizing their divorce in 2018

On Thursday, a source told People that Lopez, 51, had returned to Los Angeles from her home in Miami to spend more time with Ben.

‘Jennifer was just in Los Angeles for a couple of days,’ the source said. ‘She spent time with Ben. They have kept in touch every day since their Montana trip.’

Ben’s top priority is staying near his children in LA, but he’s seemingly trying to make a long-distance relationship feasible.

‘It’s a tricky situation since they live so far from each other, but they both seem committed to making things work,’ the insider added.


With him: On Thursday, a source told People that Lopez, 51, had returned to Los Angeles from her home in Miami to spend more time with Ben

The If You Had My Love songstress is reportedly ‘very excited’ about the directing the budding reunion is taking. 

TMZ previously reported that Ben had been sending Lopez emails dating back to February, when she filming her upcoming comedy film in the Dominican Republic.

The emails weren’t merely friendly, though, but apparently were filled with longing for the Hustlers star.

He reportedly wrote about wishing her could join her and complimented her beauty, though he was busy himself in Boston where he was filming The Tender Bar with his friend George Clooney.

Ben also reportedly referenced Lopez’s love of his writing and wrote that he could ‘own her heart’ with his pen. 

Getting serious: ‘Jennifer was just in Los Angeles for a couple of days. She spent time with Ben. They have kept in touch every day since their Montana trip,’ a source told People; seen together in 2003

The actors first met in 2001 on the set of their box-office bomb Gigli, and they made their relationship official the following year, shortly after Jennifer divorced her second husband.

They got engaged later in 2002 and scheduled their wedding for September 2003 but called it off with only a few days notice.

Ben and Jennifer then split in early 2004, but reportedly remained friends afterward, which may have helped them get close again.

Secret rendezvous: Ben and Jennifer, who called off their 2003 wedding, spent a week together in Montana after she ended her engagement to Alex Rodriguez; seen in 2003

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