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Ben Affleck: Making dads everywhere look bad

Author Alex Bellamy
Submitted 11-01-2011
Ben Affleck: Making dads everywhere look bad

There are few dads who have it better than Ben Affleck. The 38-year-old Cambridge, Massachusetts, native has an Academy Award, a beautiful wife in Jennifer Garner and two young daughters. He recently put dads everywhere to shame by taking his family to Hawaii for a vacation, and according to the Daily Mail, he will be playing the role of full-time dad starting next year.

The couple celebrated the New Year while relaxing on the beaches of Hawaii with daughters Violet, 5 and Seraphina, 1. Affleck has been busy over the last several months promoting his hit film, The Town, but he recently told Us Magazine that in the coming months, while his wife is filming a new movie, his full-time job will be fatherhood.

"My wife's going to do a movie and then it's going to be just pure Mr Mom time!" he told the publication.

Though in years past he was infamously half of the mega-couple "Bennifer," Affleck and Garner have proven to be some of the most down-to-earth parents in Hollywood since they were married in 2005.


"He recently put dads everywhere to shame by taking his family to Hawaii for a vacation." This is why I love coming here to The Onion! It's so close to satire that upon first reading it, you think that it's true! Kudos - you got me again!


Good stuff! Kudos to GreatDad! :)


Really? Dads everywhere? I think you are taking a little too much liberty with the point you are trying to make. Good on Ben for being there for his kids while his wife makes a movie. I'm sure they'll have a hard time getting by on the millions she is due to make or the millions they both have made in their careers while he so valiantly chooses to not make a film this year. Maybe if you tried to "shame" other Hollywood fathers who are married to Hollywood mothers with flourishing careers it would be one thing. However your argument here is invalid. I'm a SAHD but outside of the blogging world all of my friends are fathers who work - some in jobs they hate but have to in order to make ends meet. They don't have the luxury to take over a predetermined number of months or years from their jobs or careers in order to be there every day for their kids. Again, I understand the point you were trying to make, but it came off poorly. There are plenty of ways for fathers to be active in their lives when they are their families primary wage earner. Let's leave nonsense like this to the folks at People Magazine.


good for him, expected to read article on typical celebrity trash/gossip but not the case