Ben Affleck proves he is part of the family as he bonds with Jennifer Lopez’s twins Emme and Max, 13, during intimate dinner in Malibu
He has reportedly made quite the impression on Jennifer Lopez’s mother.
And Ben Affleck is already proving himself to be part of the family as he was seen bonding with her children too.
The 48-year-old actor was seen spending some quality time with the JLo’s 13-year-old twin children son Maximilian and daughter Emme during a family dinner at Nobu in Malibu on Sunday night.
Bonding time: Ben Affleck was seen spending some quality time with the JLo’s 13-year-old twin children daughter Emme (pictured) and son Maximilian during a family dinner at Nobu in Malibu on Sunday night
Sweet: Ben led the way for JLo’s 13-year-old son Maximilian as they left the family celebration
No doubt Ben feels comfortable around her loved ones as they were reportedly there for JLo’s sister Linda’s 50th birthday.
Outside of the restaurant, Ben seemed to have a blast with Jennifer’s kids as he was seen sharing a laugh with her daughter Emme before making their entrance.
He was also seen arm-in-arm with the 51-year-old Jennifer and even placed a loving hand on her back at one point.
Cute: Outside of the restaurant, Ben seemed to have a blast with Jennifer’s kids as he was seen sharing a laugh with her daughter Emme before making their entrance
Hanging out: JLo, 51, also joined in on the fun
How sweet: After the family gathering, Ben seemed to be pointing Max in the right direction as the youngster looked exhausted
After the family gathering, Ben walked alongside JLo’s son Max and even seemed to be pointing him in the right direction as the youngster looked exhausted.
The Argo star was also seen giving Jennifer’s younger sister and birthday celebrant, Linda, a hug before they hopped in a car together.
During the dinner service, JLo’s twins came over to show she and Ben something on a smartphone.
Lots of love: The group crowded around Ben as he shared goodbye embraces with her family
Very nice: Ben gave a warm hug to one of the fellow partygoers from inside of a black SUV before departing
Of their interactions during the event, a Nobu source for People said on Monday: ‘Ben and her kids seemed comfortable together. The kids kept chatting with Ben. Ben seemed great. He was smiling and laughing. They ordered a lot of food to share. Ben had a Diet Coke.’
JLo and ben couldn’t keep their lips off of one another during a family dinner as they packed on the PDA during steamy make out sessions.
Of the PDA-packed outing, the insider for People said: ‘Jen and Ben sat next to each other and were very affectionate. They held hands under the table.’
Steamy: Earlier in the day Ben and Jennifer couldn’t keep their lips off of one another during a family dinner at hotspot Nobu in Malibu on Sunday night
Loved up: The two couldn’t keep their hands or lips to themselves
Steamy: JLo placed her hand on his shoulder as she went in for a kiss and Ben was obviously smitten as he had a smile on his face during the smackdown
Packing it on: In another snap, Affleck could be seen nuzzling her neck while seemingly whispering sweet nothings
Affleck has been spending plenty of time with Lopez’s family as last week he was spotted filming a project with her mom, Guadalupe Rodríguez, at the Wynn Las Vegas.
It seems as if he A-list actor already has the stamp of approval as a source told People on Saturday: ‘In the past, Jennifer’s mom and Ben were very close. Guadalupe loved Ben. She was sad when they couldn’t work things out years ago.
‘She is thrilled that they are back together now.’
Flaunting it: The Oscar-winner had all eyes on Jennifer as they headed to the hotspot earlier in the day
Just the two of us: They walked in arm-in-arm
Honeymoon phase: Ben seemed to be excited to spend time with her family
Family first: Jennifer strolled in with her man and daughter
All for her: Several family members were there to celebrate Jennifer’s younger sister’s birthday
Like mother, like daughter: Lynda was joined by 12-year-old daughter Lucie
Squad goals: The family made their way into the high end restaurant chain
Obviously a good relationship between her mother and potential is of the utmost importance to Jennifer.
The source continued by saying: ‘Jennifer is very close with her mom. It’s very important to her that the person she is with, gets along with her mom.
‘Jennifer loves that Ben and Guadalupe hung out in Las Vegas. They both love gambling and had fun together at the Wynn hotel.’
Guadalupe is quite the gambling enthusiast as she even won a massive $2.4million jackpot in 2004 while her daughter Jennifer was still engaged to Ben.
Va va voom: JLo’s cleavage was on full display as they left the restaurant
Family forward: Emme happily hugged one of her relatives goodbye
Bond: Several other family members left at the same time as the group
Lopez recently rekindled her romance with former fiance Affleck, after calling off her engagement to MLB star Alex Rodriguez in April.
Lopez and Affleck started dating in 2002 and announced their engagement that November.
In September 2003, just days before the couple was to say ‘I do,’ they called off their wedding. Months later the couple broke up for good in January 2004.
Rekindled: Affleck recently rekindled his romance with former fiancee Jennifer Lopez; Lopez and Affleck pictured in 2002
Romantic getaway: Jennifer and Ben were first spotted together in late April, with the pair famously venturing to Montana to spend some quality time
That seems to be all water under the bridge as though she has a large $28M home in Bel Air, California, sources say that Lopez would like to live closer to Affleck’s Pacific Palisades bachelor pad worth $20M.
Ben has to stay in LA to be close to the three children he has with ex-wife Jennifer Garner: Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, nine. Weeks ago, Lopez was seen looking a couple of schools in Los Angeles for her twins.
The outlet also reported that Ben and Jennifer are ‘discussing summer plans’ because they ‘love being together and the weekends away they had been spending together have really sealed the deal.’
Making the move? Sources told People that JLo is ‘incredibly happy’ in her rekindled relationship and is considering moving to LA so they can ‘spend as much time together as possible’; Ben and Jennifer pictured in 2003
Soulmates? Seemingly reiterating other reports, a source told UsWeekly that Jennifer and Ben are ‘in love’ again after 17 years and that they feel like they are ‘soul mates’; Ben and Jennifer pictured in 2003
People’s insider continued: ‘Friends say they can see them staying together forever this time around. They are soulmates and always have been.’
And Lopez loves that Affleck has taken to her twins. ‘Ben is great with kids and that is what really rekindled J. Lo’s attraction to him. She saw how well he treated and interacted with her kids and fell back in love with him.’
Seemingly reiterating other reports, a source told UsWeekly that Jennifer and Ben are ‘in love’ again after 17 years and that they feel like they are ‘soul mates.’
Former flame: After splitting from Lopez in 2004, Affleck went on to date and marry actress Jennifer Garner; Jennifer and Ben in 2013
Dad duty: Ben has to stay in LA to be close to his and Garner’s three children Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, nine; Ben pictured with all three of his kids and Jennifer in 2019
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