American-born actor, two-time Oscar winner, highly-acclaimed filmmaker, and director, Ben Affleck is indeed an all-around Hollywood royalty. His sojourn into film and television dates back to the 1980s when, as a child actor, he starred in the educational TV program The Voyage of the Mimi. Several years of acting down the line, the talented actor hit a major career breakthrough as co-writer and co-star in the 1997 drama film Good Will Hunting, for which he won a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Following the success of 1997’s Good Will Hunting, Ben Affleck cemented his status as a serial box-office star with roles in films like Good Will Hunting (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001), The Sum of All Fears (2002), Changing Lanes (2002) Daredevil (2003), He’s Just Not That into You (2009), The Town (2010) among several others. In 2012, the multitalented Hollywood star hit another major career milestone when he co-produced, directed, and starred in the historical drama film Argo. In addition to being a massive commercial hit, Ben Affleck also received immense critical acclaim for his work on Argo including the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Director and the Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Academy Award for Best Picture. More recently, Ben Affleck has featured in films like Gone Girl (2014), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and Justice League (2017), all of which were box-office monsters.
As impressive as Ben Affleck’s acting and filmmaking résumé appears, this Hollywood A-lister has also had a lot of action in his private life. Expectedly, the Hollywood hunk has had his fair share of high-profile relationships with a star-studded array of ex-lovers/wives, near-marriages, break-ups, and every other thing in between.
A Guide To All The Women He Has Dated
Relationship with Cheyenne Rothman
Before he became the Hollywood superstar we all know and adore, Ben Affleck is said to have been in a long-term relationship with Cheyenne Rothman, his high school sweetheart. Their relationship dates back to 1990 and lasted till 1997. There is very little information about this relationship as it has over the years, been overshadowed by Affleck’s subsequent headline-grabbing romantic involvements.
Relationship with Gwyneth Paltrow
Ben Affleck’s first high-profile relationship dates back to October 1997 when he was romantically linked to fellow Hollywood A-lister Gwyneth Paltrow. The duo is said to have met at a dinner organized by Harvey Weinstein’s Miramax Film company. Their relationship culminated in their working together in the highly-acclaimed 1998 film Shakespeare in Love.
Their love story fell apart in January 1999, however, they managed to get back together before the end of the year and even worked together on the romantic drama film Bounce (2000). Eventually, in October 2000, Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow broke up for the second time, never to get back together.
He was engaged to Jennifer Lopez
Between 2002 and 2004, Ben Affleck had a relationship with superstar singer-actress Jennifer Lopez. This will go down as Ben Affleck’s most publicized relationship ever as their romance received a lot of media buzz and the power couple soon earned the moniker “Bennifer”.
A few months into the relationship, Affleck, and Lopez got engaged in November 2002 with the Oscar winner proposing a huge 6.1-carat pink diamond ring. The Hollywood power couple was set to walk down the aisle on Sept. 14, 2003, in an elaborate ceremony to be held in Santa Barbara. However, they didn’t make it all the way as they called off the fairytale wedding a few days to the D-day. Reportedly, the intense media attention was a part of the major reason for the postponement. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez never got to tie the knot as they announced their split in January 2004. According to Lopez’s 2014 memoir True Love, the breakup was a very brutal one for her.
Marriage to Jennifer Garner
Ben Affleck’s longest relationship yet is his decade-long marital union with Hollywood actress Jennifer Garner. Their relationship was made public a few months after the demise of the famed “Bennifer”. Prior to getting romantically involved in mid-2004, the duo had worked together as co-stars in 2001’s Pearl Harbor and 2003’s Daredevil. The couple tied the knot on June 29, 2005, in a private ceremony held in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
After 10 years of marriage, the couple announced their separation in June 2015 and they officially filed for divorce in April 2017. The couple has 3 children together, daughters Violet Anne (born in December 2005), Seraphina Rose Elizabeth (born in January 2009), and son Samuel Garner (born in February 2012).
Who is Ben Affleck Dating?
Sometime in 2015, Ben Affleck got together with television producer Lindsay Shookus, best known for her work on the late-night TV show Saturday Night Live. However, the two kept their relationship on a lowkey before eventually going public in 2017. Apparently, the two have been fairly good friends ab initio as the Hollywood actor and director has been on Saturday Night Live a couple of times. Lindsay Shookus joined SNL in 2002 as an assistant in the talent department, she steadily rose through the ranks and was promoted to producer in 2012.