Double the celebration! Ben Affleck paid tribute to two of the most important women in his life — his mom, Christine Anne Boldt, and his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner — on Sunday, May 12.
“Happy Mother’s Day to the two incredible mothers who have shown me the meaning of love,” Affleck, 46, captioned a picture of Garner, 47, laughing alongside Boldt on Instagram.
The Oscar winner, who often speaks highly of his ex, then shared that he’s “making donations to two organizations in their honor.” The first: “@cut50’s #DignityForIncarceratedWomen campaign, a national initiative to help reduce the prison population while making our communities safer.”
The second donation was made out to “@NationalBailout, an incredible organization that works with groups all over the country on Mother’s Day to bail out black moms and caregivers, provide supportive services and fellowship opportunities to help end money bail and pretrial detention.”
This news comes one day after the former couple were spotted hanging out at their kids’ soccer game in Los Angeles. Boldt was also in attendance.
Affleck and Garner — who met on the set of 2001’s Pearl Harbor and fell in love on the set of 2003’s Daredevil — wed in 2005, but called it quits a decade later. The pair announced their split one day after their 10th wedding anniversary.
“After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce. We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to coparenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time,” the couple said in a joint statement to Us Weekly in June 2015. “This will be our only comment on this private, family matter. Thank you for understanding.”
The former costars finalized their divorce in October 2018. The pair share custody of their three children, Violet, 13, Seraphina, 10, and Samuel, 7.
Though things didn’t work out romantically for the duo, “Ben and Jen have immense love and respect for one another,” an insider told Us Weekly in October. “They still coparent together and that will always come first. He will always be supportive of any decisions she makes and ultimately just wants her to be happy.”
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