Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner definitely appear to have something special and after Ben's Golden Globes and BAFTAs speech, which he basically dedicated to his Hollywood wife, the actor has now opened up about his family life once again, saying that he's 'very lucky,' which may lead him to Oscars success as well.
Ben Affleck may not be up for the award that he's gotten most success with recently and that's the directing gong, but him and his 'Argo' crew are up for Best Picture at the 85th Annual Academy Awards, held on Sunday February 24th and hosted by Seth MacFarlane and judging by Ben's previous acceptance speeches, we can't help but think - will wife Jennifer Garner lead him to awards success AGAIN?
According to People magazine, Garner joked after her husband's recent BAFTA win, "He's just like a child!"
"This is a second act for me," he said in his London acceptance speech. "I am so grateful and proud."
Ben told the publication recently, "I am very lucky. I have to knock on wood about my life."
After seven years of marriage and three kids - Violet, 7, Seraphina, 4 and Samuel, who turns 1 on February 27th, Ben and Jennifer seem to have struck lucky and actually formed an extremely successful relationship - which seems to be quite a rare thing in the Hollywood industry.
Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck seem to have cracked the Hollywood relationship code (Photo: WENN)
"I've got a great family; I'm really inspired by where my career is," Affleck says.
"I've seen a lot of different things rambling around in this business, and I'm just really, really happy to find myself where I am."
Several sources who know the couple well say that both stars are at ease in their "quite traditional roles," as a Garner friend puts it.
Jennifer has held back on her own career to commit herself to making the everyday rounds that come with having kids.
"She blows my mind," says Affleck's 'Argo' costar Clea Duvall.
Jennifer has apparently held back on her own career to do the school runs (Photo: WENN)
"She's such an amazing mom and such an amazing wife and so supportive of him. It's just . . . they're kind of the ideal."
Although Ben has made his share of school runs during a busy awards season, in many ways he's an old-fashioned dad.
A source 'close to the couple' told the mag: "Have you ever seen Mad Men? That's how he approaches [marriage and kids] – providing for your family is your priority, and raising the kids day-to-day is the wife's priority."
But when he's not working, he's apparently really hands-on, reading to the girls at bookstores and taking them to the farmers' market.
"His wife and family are the best things that ever happened to him," says Ben's pal.
"They have always come first and always will."