Jennifer Garner and son Samuel spend quality time grabbing lunch

Jennifer Garner enjoys quality time with son Samuel as they grab a bite to eat at the Brentwood Country Mart

Jennifer Garner was seen spending some quality time with her son Samuel on Friday afternoon. 

The 49-year-old actress and the nine-year-old son she shares with Ben Affleck were enjoying lunch at the Brentwood Country Mart ahead of the holiday weekend. 

The afternoon outing comes less than a week after her ex John Miller, 43, was seen swinging by her house amid an Us Weekly report that the pair have been ‘spending a lot more time together’ since reuniting in mid-August. 

Hand in hand: The 49-year-old actress spent quality one-on-one time with she and Ben Affleck’s son Samuel, nine, as they enjoyed a casual lunch at the Brentwood Country Mart ahead of the holiday weekend

The Alias star was seen rocking blue jeans and a white tee with a pair of comfortable grey sneakers. 

Her brown hair was tied back in an effortless bun and she wore a pair of black sunglasses and a pink face covering ahead of their al-fresco lunch. 

Samuel wore crimson sweatpants and a grey T-shirt for the outing, and he was seen clasping hands with his mom as they strolled into the celebrity favorite neighborhood spot. 

The duo were seen dining at their own table amongst patrons, often smiling at one another and chatting over some food. Not pictured were daughters Violet, 15, and Seraphina, 12. 

Quality time: Garner looked every bit the doting mom throughout the course of the meal

Chit chat: The Alias star grabbed an al fresco lunch with she and Affleck’s only son 

As ex-husband Ben’s relationship with Jennifer Lopez continues to heat up – with much chatter about an engagement in the future – Garner seemed to revisit an old flame, as well. 

The 13 Going On 30 star had been linked to Miller, the CEO of holding company CaliGroup, since 2018, but they were reported to have split in August 2020. Neither ever publicly commented on their relationship. 

The duo however were seen spending time together in New York City a few weeks ago, before he was spotted leaving her house in LA on August 30 in photos obtained by  

An Us Weekly source said the pair are ‘really going strong and getting more serious,’ and had plans for their kids to spend more time together. 

Reunited: The CEO of CaliGroup had been first linked to Garner in 2018, but they were said to have split in August 2020, though neither ever commented on the relationship status; pictured January 2019

‘They are spending a lot more time together. They have been keeping their kids separate from their relationship for a long time, but now plan to incorporate their kids more.’ 

Miller shares two daughters with ex-wife Caroline Campbell who he was married to from 2005 to 2018. 

And in the vein of blending families, Garner and Affleck’s kids have already spent loads of quality time with Lopez’s kids Max and Emme, 13, from her marriage to Marc Anthony. 

A source told PEOPLE: ‘Since Jennifer and Ben are in it for the long run, it’s just a natural step that they all spend time together with the kids. They are not trying to rush anything, but they want all the kids to get to know each other.’ 

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