Meanwhile, Lopez also opened up and said she, Garner, and Affleck were handling their blended family well, taking it one step at a time.

She praised the former spouses for their drama-free split and commended the “Daredevil” star for being an amazing co-parent. “They work really well together,” Lopez said, before acknowledging that split-ups are never easy for kids:

“The transition is a process that needs to be handled with so much care. They have so many feelings. They’re teens. But it’s going really well so far.”

Lopez hoped the children would view their stepparents as allies and as people who love and care about them. The actress noted that the stepparents should also welcome each other as people with different perspectives who can help one another see things about their kids that they wouldn’t have noticed because they are emotionally tied up.

Affleck’s blended family seemed to have worked well from the start, as a source revealed that Garner gave Lopez her approval to marry Affleck.

Jennifer Garner and Samuel Garner Affleck in Los Angeles, California on March 05, 2023 | Source: Getty Images

Recently, the “Shotgun Wedding” star said her home with Affleck has become a safe space for the blended family to come together and be passionate and vocal about different political and social issues.

As a parent, Lopez didn’t want her kids to fear her but to find an ally in her. She also admitted that as much as her kids learn from her, they also teach her:

“But at the end of the day, they wind up teaching you so much and reminding you of the things you need to know about life and how to love somebody and how to care for people, that in your 20s and 30s, as you’re doing your own thing, you can lose sight of.”

After Lopez and Affleck gave their relationship another chance, they started spending time with each other’s kids to blend their families together. Affleck’s daughters even accompanied them on their honeymoon to Paris alongside Lopez’s kids.

Garner and her ex-husband were married for over a decade before they separated in 2015. They started their divorce process in 2017 and finalized it in 2018. Over the course of their marriage, they welcomed three kids together—Violet 17, Seraphina, 14 and Samuel, 11.

Jennifer Garner, Violet Affleck, Samuel Garner Affleck and Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck in Hollywood, California on August 20, 2018 | Source: Getty Images

Affleck’s three kids all attended their father’s wedding to Lopez. They joined Lopez’s twins, Maximilian and Emme, as they walked down the aisle behind the actress.

Lopez’s children, Maximilian and Emme, are fraternal twins aged 14. She had them with Marc Anthony, her husband from 2004 to 2014. With five children between them, Affleck and Lopez have no children together.

Lopez, Affleck, and Garner now parent their children together. Lopez is particularly private and protective of the children and mostly tries to keep them out of the spotlight and shield them away from the paparazzi.