Ben Affleck looks casual as he puffs on a cigarette

Ben Affleck looks casual as he puffs on a cigarette before picking up his 11-year-old son Samuel from basketball practice

Ben Affleck cut a relaxed figure as he picked up his son Samuel from a basketball practice in LA on Wednesday.

The 51-year-old “Gone Girl” actor puffed on a cigarette before taking his son home, looking demure in a blue sweater and jeans.

Ben shares Sam with his ex-wife Jennifer Garner, 51. The couple also have daughters Violet Anne, 18, and Seraphina Rose, 15.

The couple separated in 2015 after ten years of marriage and officially divorced three years later.

Sam – who wore a junior Lakers jersey – is an avid basketball fan and he and Ben are often seen playing together.

Ben Affleck puffed on a cigarette before picking up his son Samuel from a basketball practice in LA on Wednesday

Sam - who wore a junior Lakers jersey - is an avid basketball fan and he and Ben are often seen playing together

Sam – who wore a junior Lakers jersey – is an avid basketball fan and he and Ben are often seen playing together

Ben and Jennifer became friends on the set of films like Pearl Harbor and Daredevil and began dating in 2004.

The couple tied the knot during an intimate wedding ceremony in 2005 and welcomed Violet the same year.

The couple added Seraphina and Samuel to their family in 2009 and 2012, respectively.

The cast finally separated in 2015 and their divorce was finalized three years later.

The actor, who also dated Ana de Armas, resumed his relationship with Jennifer Lopez, to whom he was briefly engaged in the early 2000s.

The filmmaker and the 54-year-old singer tied the knot in Las Vegas in July 2022.

Ben also acts as stepfather to his wife's 16-year-old twins Emme and Maximilian, whom she shares with her former husband Marc Anthony.

Lopez spoke about her blended family in an interview with Vogue, explaining that her children quickly adjusted to the new dynamic.

Ben shares Sam with his ex-wife Jennifer Garner, 51. The couple also have daughters Violet Anne, 18, and Seraphina Rose, 15 (seen in 2013).

Ben shares Sam with his ex-wife Jennifer Garner, 51. The couple also have daughters Violet Anne, 18, and Seraphina Rose, 15 (seen in 2013).

After his split from Jennifer Garner, Ben resumed his relationship with Jennifer Lopez, to whom he was briefly engaged in the early 2000s

After his split from Jennifer Garner, Ben resumed his relationship with Jennifer Lopez, to whom he was briefly engaged in the early 2000s

“The transition is a process that must be handled with the utmost care. You have so many feelings.

“They're teenagers.” “But so far it's going really well,” she said.

The Jenny From The Block singer went on to discuss her wishes for her extended family.

“What I want to cultivate with our family is that his children have a new ally in me and my children have a new ally in him, someone who really loves them and cares about them but who has a different perspective and me can help me see things that I see.” “That’s not possible,” she explained.

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner