Ben Affleck wants to be present father

Ben Affleck with his daughtersBen Affleck‘s ”biggest fear” is only seeing his children on the weekends.

The 43-year-old star, who recently split from Jennifer Garner after 10 years of marriage, reportedly wants to spend as much time as possible with their three children, Violet, nine, Seraphina, six, and Samuel, three, because ”he didn’t grow up with a present father.”

A source close to the Gone Girl actor, who was raised by his single mother Christine after she split from his alcoholic father, said: ”Ben wanted children and a family his whole life. He didn’t grow up with a present father, so his biggest fear was being the dad that only saw his kids on the weekends. He never wanted that.”

The Oscar winner, who escaped to the Bahamas with his estranged wife and their children last week, flew to be with them in Atlanta after a brief trip to Los Angeles for a meeting in recent days.

The source said: ”The minute he could get on a plane to see his kids, he did. It’s important. He wants them to be stable.”

But it seems he has little to worry about, as he and Jennifer both have close bonds with their children.

A friend told PEOPLE magazine: ”[Ben] was a family man when he could be. And his kids adore him. He travelled a lot, but when he is with the kids, he’s really with them. And there is nothing more important to Jen than being a good mom.”

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  1. Grandma Sue • July 11, 2015 @ 3:49 PM

    If Ben truly wanted to be a present Father why did he choose to cheat on his wife? Anyone can cheat – there is always someone out there willing to wreck someone’s life for their own pleasure. Anyone who truly wants a happy family makes a commitment to love, honor, and cherish – that doesn’t include extracurricular affairs in most books. If you truly want a close-knit, loving family, Ben, you will have to win them back and it won’t be easy. But it will be worth it! You can prove to yourself and family that you truly are a hero – it’s all there for the asking – it just takes work. You’re a bright boy – get on it!!

  2. Swissmslady • July 30, 2015 @ 7:25 PM

    Jennifer deserves a much better man and husband than BEN turned out to be , she’s a great lady with a lot of class and he’s cheating with the spotlight seeking nanny .

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