The couple was snapped splashing around in the Caribbean water with daughters Violet, 6, and Seraphina, 3. A shirtless Ben showed off a hefty upper-arm tattoo while Jen — who gave birth to the couple’s newest addition, son Samuel, five months ago — donned a black one piece and shades.
Later, the 40-year-old mom of three threw a striped sundress over her suit and carried baby Samuel for a walk along the water’s edge. Hey, if the kid can’t swim, he can at least get close to the ocean in his mama’s arms!
And if the Garner-Affleck clan looks unusually normal to you (by Hollywood standards, anyway), you’re not alone. The couple has actually made headlines over the years for seeming more average-American than showbiz-special, whether it’s attending a local town parade with their kids, dressing down during public outings, or just the fact they’ve actually stayed together longer than many of today’s celebrity couples.
“I’m privileged, because I have a lot of freedom. I want to use it to make as warm and normal a life as I can for our [children],” Garner told Parade magazine back in 2010. As for how she and her husband, 39, make time as a couple with a house full of kids: “You steal the time. You steal a date, you steal a kiss, you steal a whisper. You sit next to each other on the couch with computers on your laps. After the kids are asleep you … well, you know.”