Jennifer Garner at son Sam's hoops game in LA amid Affleck-J.Lo strife (2024)

It was business as usual for Jennifer Garner Sunday as her ex-husband Ben Affleck makes headlines amid reported marital strife with wife Jennifer Lopez.

Garner, 51, was clad in a casual ensemble on the weekend outing as she watched her son Samuel, 12, take part in a youth basketball game in Santa Monica, California, for the second day in a row.

Garner, who is mother to kids Violet, 18, Seraphina, 15, and Samuel, 12, with ex-husband Affleck, 51, wore a beige sweater with blue jeans and brown loafers.

The Emmy-nominated Alias actress - who was also pictured at LAX over the weekend - donned dangling earrings and topped things off with a brown hat with a southwestern band, with her straight brown locks cascading down.

The 13 Going on 30 star was seen helping her youngest child into the front seat of a waiting vehicle at the sporting event, where Affleck and Lopez, 54, were also pictured in attendance on both Saturday and Sunday.

JenniferGarner, 51, was clad in a casual ensemble on the weekend outing as she watched her son Samuel, 12, take part in a youth basketball game in Santa Monica, California Sunday

The 13 Going on 30 star was seen helping her youngest child into the front seat of a waiting vehicle at the sporting event

Garner was pictured holding open a car door for Affleck's mother Christine Boldt on the weekend day.

Garner and Lopez have been in regular contact amid Lopez's marital woes with Affleck,an insider told DailyMail.com last month.

Lopez 'has been confiding in Jen because she knows that she is one of the only people in the world who would understand what she is going through,' a source told DailyMail.com.

The insider noted that Garner, who was wed to Affleck from 2005 until announcing their 2015 separation, 'has been through it with the same man herself.'

The source said that 'although the circ*mstances were quite different' in Affleck's split with Garner, he 'is still the same man and they both dealt with some of the same issues.'

Garner, who is in a romance with businessman John Miller, 'really does care about' Lopez and wants to try and help them salvage their relationship for the greater good of Affleck and the extended family.

'Jen does not want Ben to pull the plug on this marriage,' said the source. 'She did go to his house to talk to him about this and to try and keep the two of them together.

Lopez 'was told several times by Jen how valued she is in all their lives,' the source noted, adding, 'She is one of the only women who can get through to Ben and keep him from jumping off the deep end with his addiction.'

It was business as usual for the actress-activist Sunday as her ex-husband Ben Affleck makes headlines amid reported marital strife with wife Jennifer Lopez

The Emmy-nominated Alias actress donned a brown hat with a southwestern band, with her straight brown locks cascading down

Garner held open the door for Affleck's mother Christine Boldt on the weekend day

Affleck and Lopez were pictured at the event in Southern California on Sunday

The celeb couple appeared to be in good spirits amid recent reports of marital strife

The A-list actor-director had a basketball in hand, four years after playing a hoops coach in 2020's The Way Back

A 'frustrated' Affleck is running away 'because he does not have any escape from his problems,' which fits with his past decisions, the source said.

'The biggest fear right now is that he will start drinking again and part of the reason Jen has been keeping tabs on him is to make sure this doesn't happen,' the source added.

Garner past shared the screen with her ex-husband in 2003's Daredevil, which arrived in theaters six months before Affleck and Lopez's box office bomb Gigli was released.

Lopez has looked to Garner for support amid the turbulent times, a source told Dailymail.com

Affleck has been busy as of late in front of the cameras working on the sequel to The Accountant

Things appear to be improving, as he was seen wearing his wedding ring Friday

Affleck and Lopez's romance has been a source of interest with the public over the course of more than two decades

Affleck held the car door open for his spouse as they departed the venue

Affleck has been busy as of late in front of the cameras working on the sequel to The Accountant. He had his wedding ring on as he worked on the thriller in Los Angeles on Friday.

Lopez made headlines last week after canceling an upcoming music tour.

'Representatives for Live Nation announced today that the Jennifer Lopez US Summer 2024 Tour THIS IS ME...LIVE is canceled,' the touring company said in a statement. 'Jennifer is taking time off to be with her children, family and close friends.'

Jennifer Garner at son Sam's hoops game in LA amid Affleck-J.Lo strife (2024)
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