Some unexpected guests crashed a local 4-year-old’s birthday party Sunday at Detroit Kid City in Southfield. Ben Affleck and wife Jennifer Garner stopped by the kids’ play place on Greenfield Road with their toddler son, Samuel. Affleck and Garner are staying in Metro Detroit this summer while Affleck films “Batman vs. Superman.” The threesome spent about an hour at Detroit Kid City, Affleck getting some video of his 2-year-old son while he played and Garner chit-chatting with other moms. One guest said parents of the birthday boy had no idea they’d be joined by such famous company.
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For Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, nothing says “happily married” like a steak and seafood dinner.
The down-to-earth actors celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary Sunday with a cozy dinner at Bistro 82 in Royal Oak, Michigan — not far from where Affleck, 41, has been filming Batman vs. Superman in Detroit.
“They looked like a great couple. They paid a lot of attention to each other,” a restaurant source tells PEOPLE, adding that the stars shared “a great bottle of wine” at the local hot spot.
Also on the menu: steak, salad, and oysters. And Batman proved he’s a meat and potatoes kind of guy, telling staff that the french fries served with béarnaise sauce and parmesan were the best he’s ever had.
Garner, 42, and her hubby noshed on the French fare for about an hour and a half, ringing up a food bill around $150. The parents of three were both dressed casually (she in a black dress, he in a button-down and jeans) and thanked the bistro’s workers as they left smiling, another diner tells PEOPLE.
“Everyone was freaking out in the restaurant,” says the source. “I was starstruck.”
After seeing Hollywood’s cutest couple eating fries at your local haunt, who wouldn’t be?
Jennifer Garner jetted back to her hometown for a low-key trip this weekend – before flying solo to see husband Ben Affleck for their anniversary.
Garner, 42, visited Charleston, West Virginia, where she relaxed with her family and surprised local fans. After grabbing dinner with friends Thursday night, the Draft Day star stopped by her alma mater, George Washington High School, on Friday. The next evening, Garner was spotted enjoying a minor league baseball game with her parents, sister and three children: Violet, 8, Seraphina, 5, and Samuel, 2.
The group cheered on the West Virginia Power to victory as spectators Tweeted their excitement at seeing the actress return to her roots. (She even posed with the team’s mascot!)
But Affleck, who has been in Detroit shooting his role as the Caped Crusader in Batman vs. Superman, was nowhere to be seen.
Though his gambling has been making headlines, sources say he and Garner are still going strong.
“She never understood his gambling obsession and she doesn’t want him to be in the news [for it],” one insider “told PEOPLE of Garner. “[But] she’s the most patient wife ever and is still very much in love with Ben.”
Despite Affleck’s absence from the weekend getaway, the couple celebrated nine years of marriage together Sunday. Affleck, 41, bought Garner jewelry from Barneys in Beverly Hills last week, and she joined him in Detroit after sending their kids and nannies back home to Los Angeles from Charleston.
Jennifer arrives at the 5th Annual Thirst Gala In Partnership With Skyo And Relativity’s ‘Earth To Echo’ at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 24. She was wearing a chic black keyhole jumpsuit that bared her sculpted arms and svelte figure. She completed her head-to-toe black ensemble with simple heels, diamond earrings, and a diamond bracelet, pulling her hair back into a polished low ponytail. Garner’s flattering ebony jumpsuit was perfect for the evening event.
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Join us live at the Beverly Hilton starting at 8:30 EST/5:30 PST as we celebrate the year and all the amazing accomplishments of those who are apart of this organization.
Hosted by Jennifer Garner, this event is sure to draw quite a showing!
Will Ferrell and Melissa McCarthy are among the 30 honorees selected to receive a star on Hollywood’s the Walk of Fame in 2015, the Walk of Fame Selection Committee announced Thursday morning.
Jennifer Garner, Peter Jackson, Eugenio Derbez, Daniel Radcliffe, Paul Rudd and Christoph Waltz join funnyman Ferrell in those from the motion pictures category receiving stars.
The Walk of Fame Selection Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce selected the honorees at a meeting held on June 16.
Of these 30 ceremonies planned for the recipients, approximately 24 of them will be broadcasted to a worldwide audience.
Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway, Alicia Keys and many other high-profile celebs are teaming with the U.S. government to launch Let Girls Learn, an initiative focused on providing quality education to young women around the globe.
Released today, the star-studded PSA brings to light atrocities against girls in various parts of the world. The video was organized by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which is also providing $231.6 million for educational programs in Nigeria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Jordan and Guatemala.
USAID invests an annual average of $1 billion to help ensure that girls and boys in low-income countries get an equal education in a safe environment.
“In Nigeria, hundreds of young girls were kidnapped as they prepared for their final exams at boarding school,” Garner says in the video. Adds Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes, encouraging viewers to do their part: “Make the courage of so many girls around the world count.”
Our latest celebrity skin care crush? Jennifer Garner. She’s 42, and her skin is pretty much flawless. We chatted with the actress and Neutrogena ambassador about how she keeps her glowy youthfulness.
How important is skin care to you?
I keep my skin clean, SPF’d, and I make sure to clean and moisturize at night. That’s often as much time as I have. But I love being in the sun. I feel so lucky to live in Southern California and to wake up to a beautiful, sunny day almost every single day. As far as sun protection goes, it has to be a part of your daily routine, just like brushing your teeth. As a matter of a fact, I do it right after I brush my teeth—the sunscreen immediately goes on. Even if I’m taking my kids to school and know that I’m coming home and will work out and shower later, I don’t care. I will do it twice! I just never leave without it.
What is your favorite sunscreen?
I love Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch because you can wear it under makeup, and it doesn’t leave you feeling greasy and gross! The important thing to me is to have every possible kind of sunscreen available because you need different things at different times. I love Neutrogena Beach Defense, and I have the Wet Skin sunscreen around when we’re playing outside in the sprinklers. I love to spray sunscreen on my face and body when I need to get it done quickly. My kids often prefer the face and body sticks, and I use Pure and Free Baby on them all the time. I have sunscreen everywhere! I never go anywhere without it.
Any application tips? Do you have a special way of applying it?
You just have to be thorough. If you miss a spot, maybe you are missing that spot consistently and putting yourself at risk for skin cancer later. So my only application tip is be liberal.
When I was a little girl I used to hate being forced to wear sunscreen. How do your daughters feel about it?
All kids hate to have sunscreen put on them. One hundred percent of kids! I’ve never met one who was just dying to have sunscreen put on her face. I think you have to let them choose the form—if they want a face and body stick or a spray or the lotion. We do everything from, “I will get it on before we are finished singing the ABC’s” to “You can count to 10 and by the time you count to 10 you’re done.” Now that my kids are getting older, I’m starting to let them apply it themselves, but the key is that they have to do it every day. There can’t be a day where if they’re grumpy enough about it, I say, “OK, forget it.” It’s just part of the daily routine.
What is your favorite summer getaway destination?
The one vacation that I take with my family every year without fail is to my home state of West Virginia, and it gets hot there in the summer. So we definitely spend a lot of time with the sprinklers in the lawn at my parents’ house.
What are your beach-day essentials?
My beach essentials would definitely be a spray sunscreen because it can help repel that gritty, gross feeling from the sand, a good pair of sunglasses, flip-flops, and a bucket and shovel!
What is the makeup product you can’t live without?
You cannot go wrong with the Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Sticks. They really do add moisture and are the perfect amount of color saturation and sheer. Rich Raisin and Juicy Peach are great ones. I am wearing Bright Berry today.