- Seraphina Affleck is famous as one of the 3 children of American Ben Affleck and his first wife Jennifer Garner; she is also the step-daughter of Jennifer Lopez
- The 14-year-old identifies as non-binary and supports LGBTQ youths
- Her father started his career at 7 years old but has always wanted her to stay away from being a child star
Seraphina Affleck, 14, has risen to stardom as an American celebrity child of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. She was born in the former couple’s marriage that lasted 12 years before divorce in 2004. While she may not have built a career in the public space, her parents have recorded successful careers over the years.
Her father, Ben is greatly known for his roles in Argo (2012), Good Will Hunting (1997), and The Tender Bar (2021). Her mother on the other hand is an actress who unleashed her talent in multiple films. Some of Garner’s most renowned roles are in Alias (2001), Daredevil (2003), and Elektra (2006).
What to Know About Her Family and Early Life
Seraphina Affleck was born as the second child of the 3 children of 51 years old Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner (51 years old) on 6 January 2009. She was born in Los Angeles, California. almost 4 years after her parents were married.
The same year she was born, her father, Ben appeared in films such as He’s Just Not That Into You, State of Play, Extract, Curb Your Enthusiast, and Extract. In the same manner, her mother was featured in The Invention of Lying and Ghosts of Girlfriends.
Her Parents were Married for 12 Years Before Her Father Married Jennifer Lopez
Seraphina’s parents, Ben and Garner became married on 29 June 2005 and their union lasted 12 years before it ended in 2018. The couple cited irreconcilable differences as a driving force behind their divorce.
Despite the divorce and reports that Garner may have contributed to Aflleck’s drinking, they co-parent their children and Seraphina’s father even opened up about his respect for the mother of his children.
Prior to the marriage and divorce, Garner was married to actor Scott Foley on October 19, 2000. They separated in 2003 and divorced a year after.
In addition, Sera’s mother had a relationship with another actor, Michael Vartan.
With respect to her father’s relationships away from her mother, Ben Affleck dated Cheyenne Rothman, actress Gwenyth Paltrow, and TV producer Linsay Shookus. He also dated Jennifer Lopez after they met on the set of Gigli but the relationship later ended and both of them went ahead to be married to other people. Nonetheless, they were back together in 2021, and on 16 July 2022, they were married.
Meet Seraphina Affleck’s 2 Siblings and 2 Half-Siblings
Seraphina has 2 siblings – an older sister Violet Affleck (born: 1 December 2005; Age: 17) and a younger brother, Samuel Garner Affleck (Born: 27 February 2012; Age: 11).
The young celebrity child and her 2 siblings have been in the spotlight since.
More about her siblings, she has 2 older twin half-siblings – Emme Maribel Muniz and Maximillian David Muniz. They were born on 22 February 2008 from Jennifer Lopez’s marriage to musician Marc Anthony.
She has a very close relationship with her siblings and half-siblings. In fact, she and Emme have been reported to be best friends.
Her Family Has a History of Alcoholism and Mental Illness
Tracing her ancestry, Affleck’s paternal family has a history of addiction and mental illness. Her father had suffered from alcoholism for years. When he was 15, his concerned mother sent him to an at-risk teenagers’ camp.
He also attended Al-Anon support meetings. In his later life and even when he was married and had children, including Sera, Ben still dealt with alcohol-related problems and received a lot of support from his first wife.
In 2017, he returned to residential treatment but relapsed again in 2018 and became sober in 2020 after an embarrassing stumble on the street of New York.
Sera’s father is not the only member of her family to go through the path of alcohol addiction struggle 2 of her great grandparents were alcoholics. Her great-grandmother was addicted to alcohol and barbiturates and died by suicide at the age of 46. In addition, her granduncle was also an addict who died of another suicide by gunshot.
Seraphina Affleck’s Career
Seraphina is still going on with her education and has not taken any career as much as the public is aware of.
While there is the possibility that she may take a career in the entertainment industry like her parents, her father had opened up that he wouldn’t want his children to become child stars.
Whatever the case, Ben Affleck and Garner’s careers continually bring Sera to the spotlight.
Her father’s acting career started when he was 7 in 1981 when he appeared in an independent film, The Dark End of the Street. His career breakthrough came in 1984 when he appeared in the Children’s series, The Voyage of the Mimi and he later featured in The Second Voyage of the Mimi in 1988.
In later years, the older Affleck became a leading man in Hollywood. Some of his award-winning roles are in Argo (2012), Good Will Hunting (1998), and Shakespeare in Love (1998).
On the part of her mother, Jennifer Garner, gained her first lead role in 1997 when she played Mary Rose Clayborne in Rose Hill. She was later featured in The Adam Project (2022), Yes Day (2021), Peppermint (2018), Dallas Buyers Club (2013), and The Invention of Lying (2009).
Seraphina Affleck has been Identified as Non-Binary
Sera reportedly identifies as non-binary. She is in this movement with her half-sister, Emme Muniz.
Even though it is difficult to state the exact time that the younger Affleck declared herself non-binary, there are suggestions on the internet that Emme may have inspired or encouraged her.
In July 2022, Sera was seen wearing a Pride edition Dr. Martens Oxford Loafers with some rainbow colors designed on it. The proceeds of the sales of the shoes are donated to the Trevor project which deals with a number of societal issues, including support for LGBTQIA+ young people.
Due to this, it is revealed that she supports the LGBTQ community while identifying as non-binary.