Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck Announce Third Child, Affleck Helps Ex-Fiance Lopez with Divorce and Other Updates

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Hollywood power couple Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck announced this week the two are expecting their third child. Reps for the 39-year-old actors confirmed the news to the Associated Press on Monday. According to AP the couple is "thrilled" with the news.

Garner and Affleck wed back in 2005 and since then have created two beautiful children - Violet, 5, and Seraphina, 2.

Affleck is no stranger to headlines. The Oscar winning actor made the news frequently while dating and engaged to diva Jennifer Lopez. The couple was often referred to as "Bennifer" and broke up in 2004.

In 2009 Affleck was still actively discussing his past relationship with Lopez saying, "I was no longer in control of my life. I thought I wanted certain things, but I didn't. I got lost. I felt suffocated, miserable and gross. I should never have gone down that route or got sucked in to all the publicity."

We're so glad he ended up with adorable actress Jennifer Garner and their little family. Let's see what this Hollywood hunk has been up to.

In 2010 Affleck starred and directed in "The Town" where he played "Doug MacRay", a Boston criminal looking to change his ways and escape from the life around him. In 2010's "Company Men" Affleck played Bobby Walker, a successful businessman who struggles with life after he loses a successful job.

Fans of "The Town" were thrilled when Affleck discussed "Line of Sight", an upcoming 2013 action thriller he may direct and star in. The film follows an elite military squad dealing with a serious global threat while transporting dangerous cargo.

In 2012 Affleck will star in a currently untitled project by director Terrance Malick, a director known for waiting decades between releasing movies. Malick recently released "Tree of Life" starring Brad Pitt this year. The two movies will be the quickest turn around time for Malick. Rachel McAdams and Jessica Chastain will star along Affleck in the untitled movie.

Aside from his growing list of successful films, Affleck also has been in the headlines recently for helping ex-fiance Jennifer Lopez with her divorce to Marc Anthony. According to US Weekly, Jennifer's mom, Guadalupe Lopez, sought Affleck's advice on July 12th over email.

A source told the magazine, "She always liked and trusted him. [Ben] replied back on email, wished her well and offered what he could."

Three days after the email exchange with Affleck, Lopez and Anthony announced the end of their marriage in a joint statement.

Are you a fan of Ben Affleck? Do you think he should have helped Lopez with her divorce? Do you think it will have any effect on his marriage to Jennifer Garner?

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