Recently, Ben Affleck and his wife of 10 years, Jennifer Garner, announced their plans to divorce. Although divorces in Hollywood are not that shocking, many people were still stunned by the news. In a statement released by the couple, they stated, “After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce. We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time. This will be our only comment on this private, family matter. Thank you for understanding.” Although it hasn’t even been a week since the announcement, people are already speculating what Ben and Jen will do next. With they each play the field or move on immediately. With their good looks and star status, it’s safe to say neither of them will be single long. Here are 10 potential female suitors for newly single Ben Affleck.
Okay, forget Gigli for just a second and remember what an awesome couple Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck used to be. The original Bennifer, the couple was engaged back in 2002 and although they never made it down the aisle, fans loved seeing them together. In fact, there are a lot of people who never got over their break up, and seeing them together again would seem like a happy ending. Lopez has already released a statement saying that she had nothing to do with Affleck’s divorce from Garner, but now that they’re both back on the market anything is possible.
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Sandra Bullock may be a little bit older than Affleck, but they would definitely look great together. Bullock is also a successful Hollywood star and she understands the demands of the industry and what it means to be with someone else in the spotlight. Both parents, and both with a divorce under their belts, Affleck and Bullock might actually make sense together.
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Serena Williams and Ben Affleck may seem like an unlikely match, but lets face it – Serena is hot. In most cases, there’s nothing more attractive than a successful and driven woman and Serena Williams is all that and then some. She’s currently the best women’s tennis player in the world, and it might be nice for Affleck to be with someone outside of Hollywood for a change. Although she is rumored to be dating her tennis coach, you never know what could happen!
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Now that it seems like Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling are never getting back together, it would be nice to see her with another Hollywood hunk. Affleck and McAdams worked together in the 2012 film, To the Wonder, and they had great chemistry. Admit it, you’re already picturing Affleck and McAdams together on the red carpet, and they look great.
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Jennifer Lawrence is nearly 20 years younger than Ben Affleck, but it’s no secret that he has a thing for Jennifers. With going through a divorce in his early 40s, it won’t be a surprise if he goes for a younger woman once he’s finally ready to get back on the dating scene. Although Lawrence and Affleck may seem like an unlikely couple, stranger things have definitely happened in Hollywood.
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Patricia Velasquez may not be the most well-known actress in the industry, but she’s been getting steady work since the mid 90s. Velasquez is also a model who has worked on some of the biggest campaigns in the fashion world. As an established woman in her early 40s who is also a mother, she could definitely be the type of person to keep Affleck grounded, and it might be a nice change of pace for him to date someone who isn’t so involved in the spotlight.
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Similar to Affleck, Idina Menzel and her husband of 10 years recently called it quits and she’s been single ever since. The talented actress and singer is definitely one of the hottest celebrity women and she’s had a very successful career. Menzel and Affleck could definitely make a cute couple with an even cuter blended family.
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Miranda Kerr has been separated from her husband, Orlando Bloom, since 2013. Although the couple seems to have every intention of divorcing, Kerr hasn’t really been a player in the dating game. However, it may be time for her to jump back into the swing of things, and she could be a great potential match for Ben Affleck. Both are well established in their careers but also enjoy spending time with their kids, this could end up being a match made in Hollywood heaven.
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Recently divorced Gwyneth Paltrow has been back on the market since her split from Coldplay hubby, Chris Martin. Although both Paltrow and Affleck are still newly single, sometimes it’s easier to start dating again when you’re in the same situation as the new person you’re trying to move on with. Plus, Affleck and Paltrow have a past together, and split up because Affleck wasn’t in a “good place” during their relationship. But now he seems to be a changed man, and maybe that change could mean something good for him and Paltrow.
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Demi Moore may be 10 years older than Ben Affleck, but it’s no secret that she usually goes for younger men. These two could be a nice change of pace for each other as it seems Moore loves to take life by the horns. However, she could definitely benefit from dating someone whose not close to her children’s age, and Affleck will probably be looking for some fun and excitement in his life after his divorce proceedings are over with.
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