The Rushmore Report: Ben Affleck Goes to Church


Ben Affleck stepped in for his estranged wife Jennifer Garner’s duty of taking their three children to church on Sundays. Garner could not take the children to the church this time because she is attending the world premier of her drama “Wakefield” at the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado. This was not the first time the famous actor was spotted in church.

Affleck was in casuals and sported stubble as he looked after the children, according to Daily Mail, that posted pictures of the actor’s outing. The 44-year-old – who was in the U.K. shooting for “Justice League” – wore a black leather bomber jacket over an olive green T-shirt. He teamed up with blue trousers and beige sneakers.

According to Daily Mail, Affleck returned to Los Angeles on Friday night. His former spouse, Garner, recently faced rumors about her fourth pregnancy and being spotted in loose-fitting clothes. However, neither of the two addressed the rumors.

Garner and Affleck announced their separation last June, ending 10 years of marriage. Since then, the two have been seen together on several occasions, leading to speculation that they are working to resolve their differences and getting back together. The two were also reported to have held off their divorce as they have not yet filed their divorce papers. However, those reports went unsubstantiated.

As for church, Jennifer Garner takes the kids every Sunday she is in town. She was raised in church from her days as a young child. Affleck, on the other hand, has not traditionally been a “church” man. Raised an Episcopalian, he now embraces “Western cultural spirituality.” Their children have been baptized into the Methodist church, which matches Garner’s religious heritage. Though she is clearly the spiritual leader in the family, Affleck has slowly come to embrace the importance of their children having a foundation of faith.

About the Author

Vishakha Sonawane is a reporter for the International Business Times. Based in Bangalore, India, she has done freelance writing for mainstream newspapers throughout Europe and Asia.


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