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Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner Expecting? Report Claims Child No. 4 Is Coming

Are Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner expecting another child?

Hollywood Life reports that an inside source opened up to In Touch about the shocking news that Jennifer is apparently “in the early stages of pregnancy.”

According to the report, the news was reportedly even a major shock to Jennifer Garner, as well.

“Jen was shocked when she found out about the pregnancy. She was still committed to going through with the divorce, at least up until the past few weeks.”

The insider further explained that Ben Affleck has been vigorously trying to get Jennifer Garner to reconsider and give him another chance. He reportedly “begged” for another opportunity to create a happy family home for Jennifer and their children.

“Ben is ready to commit totally to Jen and fall in line as a faithful and dedicated family man. But they have a long way to go.”

The report also states that Ben and Jennifer initially disagreed on whether or not to grow their family even bigger. Jennifer Garner reportedly wanted to have a fourth child, but Ben felt as if they were okay with the three kids they already have.

According to the insider, the Batman v Superman actor apparently changed his point of view and is excited about having a new bundle of joy.

“Ben is thrilled at the thought of another child. He sees it as an insurance policy that Jen will give a permanent reunion serious thought.”

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner became parents for the first time on December 1, 2005, with the birth of their first daughter Violet Anne. Nearly one week after Violet’s birth, People magazine published comments about the baby and first-time parents given by close friends and family members.

“You took two of the best people, who have the most love and affection for each other, and just when you think the ultimate is the two of them finding each other, this little girl came into their lives.”

Jennifer Garner gave birth to the couple’s second child, Seraphina Rose Elizabeth, on January 6, 2009. Their third child and first son, Samuel Garner, was born in February, 2012.

In an interview for the October, 2012, issue of Details magazine, Ben Affleck made it clear that he was “not very present in the rest” of his life away from his work — including with his children.

He did not hesitate to give a lot of credit for raising kids to his wife — claiming that Jennifer Garner is “very patient” and “does everything.”

“If I have time, I try to spend time with the kids, even if just to be a physical presence, the bath, whatever. But my mind’s always going… Just ruminating endlessly. Because for me — I wish it was discipline or being a great artist. But it’s just anxiety.”

Next year’s film release schedule seems to be filling up over time for Ben Affleck. In addition to starring in the highly-anticipated superhero film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Variety reports that Ben will also star in the Gavin O’Connor-directed action thriller, The Accountant, alongside Anna Kendrick and Oscar winner J.K. Simmons.

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