While actor Ben Affleck’s kids might have a super celebrity as a father, they still felt more than a little starstruck to meet their favorite singer, Taylor Swift. Believe it or not, Affleck’s daughters couldn’t say a single word. That’s right!
Ben Affleck’s Daughters Meet Their Idol
On a recent episode of Kelly Clarkson’s titular daytime talk show, actor Ben Affleck recalled a time when his daughters met their favorite singer: Taylor Swift. However, despite the fame of their father, the two children simply could not speak! It all started when Clarkson, 39, brought up the time that her son met the actor behind Aquaman, Jason Momoa. “My kids, like loudest kids on the planet, will not speak,” Clarkson explained. That’s when the 49-year-old Argo star admitted the same thing happened to him!
According to Affleck, the exact same thing happened to his two daughters, Violet, 16-years-old, and Seraphina, 12-years-old, when he took them to meet Swift. “We came all the way here, it’s Taylor Swift, say something!” the actor recalled telling them. Apparently, they just gave him blank stares! “I’m telling you they’re fans,” he remembered telling them. Still, his daughters continued their silence!
During the interview, Clarkson nodded along, completely understanding. “You look like a liar, you’re like ‘I swear they know your songs,'” Clarkson added, laughing along with Affleck. The conversation was just one small part of a bigger conversation the two had about Affleck raising his children alongside ex-wife, actress Jennifer Garner…
Supporting Family Ties
In addition to his appearance on Kelly Clarkson Live, Affleck also talked about his love for his children and family in an appearance on the morning show Good Morning America earlier this month. In addition to his two daughters, the actor also has a son, Samuel, 9-years-old, all with Garner.
“My life is better and I am happier the more I am around my kids,” Affleck explained on Good Morning America. “We all want to pass on the best of ourselves to our children. I don’t care who you are, I’m quite sure you feel at some point in your life you’ve taken missteps, nobody wants to transfer that to our children and that is a real task that everybody faces, whatever those issues are.”
Affleck is currently also doing press for his newest movie, an Amazon Original Film, The Tender Bar. The film, directed by George Clooney, follows the life of famed Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist J. R. Moehringer. “I knew that this was kind of mine to screw up,” Affleck said of the film. “I couldn’t imagine there wasn’t a long line of people that wanted to take this part, so I really respected [Clooney’s] confidence and faith in me, and I wanted to do well for him.”