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Ben Affleck is every bit the doting dad as he takes son Samuel to swim class

He is said to have rekindled his romance with a super famous ex-fiancée.

And Ben Affleck was spotted Friday in the Pacific Palisades, California, with his son Samuel on their way to the youngster’s swimming class.

The hunky 48-year-old actor wore a flannel shirt and jeans combo that made him look like something of a lumberjack as he walked along the sidewalk in the California sunshine. 

Lumberjack vibes: Ben Affleck was spotted Friday in the Pacific Palisades, amid renewed attention on his rekindled romance with ex-fiancee Jennifer Lopez

Ben rolled the sleeves of his gray and red plaid shirt up slightly on his forearms.

Underneath, he donned a black T-shirt. 

He also sported gray and red New Balance sneakers which picked up the tones of his shirt.

The Justice League star had on a standard blue surgical face mask.  

Dad duty: Ben was with his son Samuel on their way to the youngster's swimming class

Dad duty: Ben was with his son Samuel on their way to the youngster’s swimming class

Ben rolled the sleeves of his gray and red plaid shirt up slightly on his forearms.

Ben rolled the sleeves of his gray and red plaid shirt up slightly on his forearms.

Getting out of his ride: Ben rolled the sleeves of his gray and red plaid shirt up slightly on his forearms

His son Samuel, nine, wore a pale blue wetsuit over white and blue layers.

The youngster, who Ben shares with ex-wife Jennifer Garner, shouldered a large backpack.

Samuel walked along in blue Adidas slide sandals, and had a multicolored face covering on.

Coordinated: He also sported gray and red New Balance sneakers which picked up the tones of his shirt

Coordinated: He also sported gray and red New Balance sneakers which picked up the tones of his shirt

As Ben walked with the boy to the swimming pool entrance, he tousled his son’s long blonde hair.

At one point, Affleck also stopped to sign a poster of his 2014 film Gone Girl for a fan.

The sighting comes as the Good Will Hunting star and his former fiancée Jennifer Lopez have been heavily in the press of late, due to an apparent rekindled romance.

Sweet: As Ben walked with the boy to the swimming pool entrance, he tousled his son's long blonde hair

Sweet: As Ben walked with the boy to the swimming pool entrance, he tousled his son’s long blonde hair

As he tended to his son: Affleck gave a peek at his elaborate phoenix back tattoo

As he tended to his son: Affleck gave a peek at his elaborate phoenix back tattoo

The starry pair rocked the rumor mills last week when photos of them emerged on a romantic getaway in Montana where they could get to know each other all over again after calling off their engagement 17 years ago.

And even though the two are on separate coasts at the moment – Ben is in Los Angeles as Jennifer is in Miami – the relationship is gaining ever more momentum with intimate phone calls, it has been claimed.

‘Jennifer is in touch with Ben every day,’ a source told People on Friday. ‘They are making plans to see each other.’  

At one point: Affleck also stopped to sign a poster of his 2014 film Gone Girl for a fan

At one point: Affleck also stopped to sign a poster of his 2014 film Gone Girl for a fan

And the source hinted that distance has not cooled her feelings. ‘Jennifer is still very excited about how things are going with Ben,’ said the friend.

‘She is spending time with her kids in Miami. She has been working, too,’ it was added. 

But Lopez dropped a clue on Thursday night that her mind is on her famous ‘Bennifer’ days.

She took to Instagram to say her favorite album so far is the one she made in 2002 when she was engaged to Ben. She and the Argo star were together from 2002 until 2004, and he figured prominently in the flashy music video for the most successful track off that record, Jenny From The Block.

At the time, she dedicated that album to Affleck. In the liner notes she shared: ‘You are my life … my sole inspiration for every lyric, every emotion, every bit of feeling on this record.’  

Seen way back in 2003: The sighting comes as the Good Will Hunting star and his former fiancée Jennifer Lopez have been in the press of late, due to an apparent rekindled romance

Seen way back in 2003: The sighting comes as the Good Will Hunting star and his former fiancée Jennifer Lopez have been in the press of late, due to an apparent rekindled romance

This comes after it was claimed by People on Thursday that Lopez is ‘in a different place’ since the last time she dated Affleck.

The Hustlers star has been spending time with the two-time Oscar winner following her recent split from Alex Rodriguez, and sources have said the pair have both grown since their break-up.

An insider said: ‘It doesn’t seem possible that [Jennifer] would ever get back with Alex, but I can’t say that about Ben. Time has passed, and they are each in a different place with children.’

Jennifer reportedly wants to spend ‘as much time as possible’ with Ben, but sources insist they aren’t rushing into anything just yet.

In full color: The starry pair rocked the rumor mills last week when photos of them emerged on a romantic getaway in Montana where they could get to know each other all over again after calling off their engagement 17 years ago

In full color: The starry pair rocked the rumor mills last week when photos of them emerged on a romantic getaway in Montana where they could get to know each other all over again after calling off their engagement 17 years ago

The source added: ‘She wants to spend as much time with Ben as possible to see where this could go. They are certainly not making any plans about the future.’ 

Ben thinks their current arrangement is ‘good for both of them’.

Speaking to People magazine, the source said: ‘Whether they end up together or not it’s good for both of them now. And not that surprising.’

Meanwhile, another insider recently said Jennifer, 51, is ‘happy’ spending time with the ‘Argo’ star, after they took a quick getaway to Montana together.

They said: ‘She had a great time with Ben. She is happy with him and enjoys spending time with him.’ Jennifer and Ben – who were pictured in a car together near a resort in Big Sky – are believed to have rekindled their romance and have a ‘strong connection’ with one another.

Another source said: ‘[Jennifer] spent several days with Ben out of town. They have a strong connection. It’s all been quick and intense, but Jennifer is happy.’     

The actress got engaged to her Gigli co-star in 2002 and they were due to marry in 2003 but postponed the ceremony just days before it was due to take place and officially split in January 2004. 

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