Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner’s Child Comes Out With New Name

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's child has debuted their new name.
Credit: Christ Church United Methodist via Facebook & Alamy

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s child has debuted their new name. 

Affleck, 51, and Garner, also aged 51, are famously proud parents to their three kids.

Over the years, the former couple have worked hard to keep their kids out of the spotlight, particularly regarding paparazzi photos and social media.

But now, Affleck and Garner’s middle child has announced they’ve changed their name…

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner split in 2015 after 10 years of marriage. Credit: Alamy

Even though the Gone Girl actor and the 13 Going on 30 star split in 2015 after 10 years of marriage, they still co-parent their children happily.

Affleck shares three kids, Violet, 18, previously known as Seraphina Rose, 15, and Samuel, 12, with his ex-wife Garner.

Jennifer Garner, Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel Affleck.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner share three children. Credit: Alamy

The Good Will Hunting actor has even formed a blended family with his new wife Jennifer Lopez’s 16-year-old twins, Maximilian ‘Max’ David Muñiz and Emme Maribel Muñiz.

It seems as though all of the stepsiblings get along, with Lopez telling Vogue Latin America: “The transition is a process that needs to be handled with so much care. They have so many feelings. They’re teens.”

The ‘On The Floor’ singer continued: “But it’s going really well so far. What I hope to cultivate with our family is that his kids have a new ally in me and my kids have a new ally in him, someone who really loves and cares about them but can have a different perspective and help me see things that I can’t see with my kids because I’m so emotionally tied up.”

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have formed a blended family together. Credit: Alamy

Lopez’s fans have noticed that the singer uses non-binary pronouns when referring to Emme.

The ‘Ain’t Your Mama’ singer told the crowd during a performance in Los Angeles: “The last time we performed together was in a big stadium like this and I ask them to sing with me all the time, and they won’t. So this is a very special occasion.”

“They are very, very busy, booked and pricey,” she joked, adding: “They cost me when they come out. But they’re worth every single penny because they’re my favourite duet partner of all time. So if you will indulge me.”

Emme used a rainbow microphone during the performance.

Jennifer Lopez and Emme.
Jennifer Lopez referred to her child Emme by non-binary pronouns at one of her performances. Credit: @jlo/Instagram

Meanwhile, Affleck and Garner have taken steps to keep their children out of the spotlight as much as possible.

“When they were smaller and there were things out there that were shocking, my request to them was always, ‘Let dad and I talk you through whatever it is’,” Garner previously told The Hollywood Reporter.

“I’d tell them, ‘If you see an image on the front of a magazine, I’ll look at it with you and we’ll process all the scary feelings that come up together’.”

Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner is co-parenting her three children with ex-husband Ben Affleck. Credit: Alamy

Affleck has echoed this sentiment, telling the Los Angeles Times: “I got to a place where public perception was so different from who I am that I just stopped reading and stopped caring.

“But then, as my kids got older and started seeing the internet themselves, that’s the difficult part.

“Even the ‘Sad Affleck’ meme – that was funny to me. I mean, there’s nobody who hasn’t felt that way at a junket. But then my kids see it and I think, ‘Oh, are they going to think their dad is fundamentally sad or they have to worry about me?’. That’s really tough.”

Affleck has also told Good Morning America: “I will be long dead and someone will ask my kids, ‘What was your dad like?’ and that is when I will know what my life was worth.”

And while the former couple may have kept their kids out of the spotlight when they were younger, one of their children is now making headlines.

Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck is a famously proud parent and often talks about being a father. Credit: Alamy

Affleck and Garner welcomed their second child on January 6, 2009, naming them Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck.

Since their parents split, it appears they have embraced being part of a blended family, even playing a major role in the Affleck-Lopez wedding.

And now, Affleck and Garner’s middle child has debuted a new name.

The teenager wore a black suit and sported a buzzcut hairstyle as they spoke at their grandfather’s memorial service last weekend, which was streamed live on Facebook.

It was for Garner’s father, William Jack Garner, who recently passed away.

At the memorial, Fin introduced themself by their new name.

Speaking from the lectern, Fin said: “Hello my name is Fin Affleck,” they then proceeded to read Chapter 16, Verse 8 from the ‘Book of Proverbs’: “Better is a little with righteousness, than a large income with injustice.”

Fin Affleck
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s middle child has changed their name. Credit: Christ Church United Methodist via Facebook

Fin has formed a close friendship with J-Lo’s 16-year-old child Emme, who uses gender-neutral pronouns.

Although Fin has not made a comment on their gender identity at current, Affleck has always been pro-LGBTQ+ views.

He previously said, per The Quotable Queer, that he hoped to look back on the LGBTQ+ marriage debate ‘with some degree of embarrassment for how antiquated it was’.

He has also remarked that it is ‘outrageous and offensive’ to suggest members of the transgender community are not entitled to equal rights, per Salon.

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Written by Annie Walton Doyle

Annie Walton Doyle is a content editor at IGV who specialises in trending, lifestyle and entertainment news. She graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, with a degree in English Literature. Annie has previously worked with organisations such as The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Harvard University, the Pulitzer Prize and 22 Words.