close
Brentwood magazine

Jennifer Garner keeps it casual in flannel and jeans while holding hands with her son Samuel in LA

She is perhaps best known for her portrayals on the big and small screen.

But Jennifer Garner’s best role seems to be that of a doting mother.

The 49-year-old actress looked happy walking hand-in-hand with her nine-year-old son Samuel in Brentwood on Thursday.

Doting mum: Jennifer Garner looked happy as she strolled hand-in-hand with her nine-year-old son Samuel in Brentwood on Thursday

Jennifer looked relaxed as she picked up her youngest child to take her to swimming class.

She wore a gray and white plaid flannel over a gray T-shirt. skinny blue jeans and brown leather boots.

Her signature brown tresses were worn down as she showed off her natural looks by going makeup free for the occasion.

She accessorized with a pair of black shades and a white protective mask.

Rocking it: The 49-year-old star wore a gray and white checked flannel over a gray t-shirt.  skinny blue jeans and brown leather boots

Rocking it: The 49-year-old star wore a gray and white checked flannel over a gray t-shirt. skinny blue jeans and brown leather boots

The other two children she shares with ex Ben Affleck were not seen on the outing; daughters Violet, 16, and Seraphina, 13.

Brentwood’s exit comes as it was recently announced that Garner will be joining the cast of the Party Down revival.

It will be one of his first major roles in a TV series since his show Alias ​​went off the air in 2006.

Starz announced that Garner will play Evie on the series, a “successful producer of studio franchise films, who, in the wake of a breakup, reconsiders her life choices.”

New Project: Brentwood's exit comes as it was recently announced that Garner will join the cast of the Party Down revival

New Project: Brentwood’s exit comes as it was recently announced that Garner will join the cast of the Party Down revival

His character will also date Adam Scott’s Henry Pollard on the show. It “becomes for her a means of exploring new possible directions”.

This all comes hot on the heels of ex-husband Affleck’s love interest Jennifer Lopez saying the two are in love.

Meanwhile, Lopez gushed about her “second chance at love” with Affleck as she reflected on their rocky relationship journey.

News: Meanwhile, Lopez raves about her 'second chance at love' with Affleck

News: Meanwhile, Lopez raves about her ‘second chance at love’ with Affleck

Famously nicknamed ‘Bennifer’, Ben and Jen dated from 2004 and 2004, but then married different partners and had children in the 17 years that passed – but ended up coming back to each other.

In an interview with People magazine, Jennifer said, “I feel so lucky, happy and proud to be with him.” It’s a beautiful love story that we had a second chance.

The Get Right hitmaker also insisted that things are different between the two the second time around, as they “don’t take each other for granted”, explaining “there’s more appreciation and celebration”.

Jennifer then opened up about the hardships Ben overcame, saying: “I’m so proud of him, I’m so proud of the man he’s become that I’ve watched from afar. Being honest with each other, being loving is just the basis of everything.

Again: Famously Dubbed

Again: Famously nicknamed ‘Bennifer’, Ben and Jen dated from 2004 and 2004 but then married different partners and had children in the 17 years that passed – but ended up coming back together ‘other; seen in 2021

Ben’s personal woes have been well documented – with the actor having completed several stints in rehab for alcoholism – and battling anxiety and depression.

Jennifer said: “I feel so lucky, happy and proud to be with him. It’s a beautiful love story that we had a second chance’

In December, Ben caused a stir when he claimed he would still be drinking if he had stayed married to Jennifer Garner, whom he met shortly after his relationship with J Lo.

They had a lot of love for each other: he officially separated from his ex-wife in June 2015, a day after their 10th anniversary.  Seen in 2013

They had a lot of love for each other: he officially separated from his ex-wife in June 2015, a day after their 10th anniversary. Seen in 2013

Speaking: Jennifer spoke to People magazine about her new romance

Speaking about his marriage, he said on The Howard Stern Show: “We probably would have ended up at each other’s throats.” I probably would have drunk again.

Ben went to rehab for alcoholism in 2018. He officially split from his ex-wife in June 2015, a day after their 10th anniversary.

The couple co-parented three children: daughters Violet, 16, Seraphina, 13, and son Samuel, nine.

Elsewhere in the chat, Ben also admitted that he thought twice about rekindling his J Lo romance due to the effect it might have on his children.

Ben told Howard, “It certainly crossed my mind. My responsibility to my children is the highest responsibility. I don’t want to do anything painful or destructive for them if I can help it.

He added: “My life affects them. Me and their mom are celebrities. It’s difficult. It’s a cross to bear,’ he told the radio host.

Cory E. Barnes

The author Cory E. Barnes