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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner: Hollywood's Happiest Couple? (Photos)

One of the couple's first public photos together in 2005.

He was engaged to someone else.

She was married to someone else.

Eventually they found each other.

It’s been seven years since they got married and Ben and Jen are still going strong.  Every photo I’ve ever seen of this hot Hollywood couple showcases a smiling, laughing family.

By all accounts, Jennifer Garner is a down-to-earth, sweet girl who keeps Ben from straying over to his dark side which is said to include excessive drinking and gambling.

But, in recent years, the couple keeps a low profile, seen by the public only because the unrelenting paparazzi likes to capture the doting mom out and about with her gorgeous daughters.

Now, the couple is back in the spotlight after welcoming their third child and first son, Samuel Garner Affleck.

Here’s a look back at the happy family, from beginning to now.

What do you think? Are Ben and Jen Hollywood’s happiest couple?  If the photos you’re about to see are any indication, I’d say yes.  The family that plays together stays together.

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  • January 2005 1 of 25
    January 2005
    Jennifer Garner paid regular visits to the set of "Man About Town", after just starting to date Ben. The couple met while working together on the 2001 movie "Pearl Harbor" and rekindled their friendship on the 2003 movie, "Daredevil".
  • July 2005 2 of 25
    July 2005
    A newly married and pregnant Jennifer Garner has a glowing smile as she leaves a friend's house in Santa Monica. Ben and Jennifer were married on June 29, 2005 when the sun was setting at the Parrot Cay resort in the Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos.
  • September 2005 3 of 25
    September 2005
    Just a couple months after getting married, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner take a stroll close to their Brentwood home that was under construction at the time. Jen is noticeably pregnant with Violet.
  • November 2006 4 of 25
    November 2006
    Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck spend a family day out with their baby daughter Violet, nearly a year old.
  • December 2006 5 of 25
    December 2006
    Jennifer Garner plays with her daughter Violet Affleck in a sandbox.
  • December 2006 6 of 25
    December 2006
    Jennifer Garner takes her daughter Violet out to lunch with friends at Amici Restaurant in Santa Monica to celebrate her first birthday.
  • January 2007 7 of 25
    January 2007
    Jennifer Garner and husband Ben Affleck take Violet to an eye doctor in Santa Monica.
  • June 2007 8 of 25
    June 2007
    Ben Affleck spends some quality time with his daughter Violet. The actor, who celebrates his two year wedding anniversary with wife Jennifer Garner on Friday, took his little girl shopping.
  • October 2007 9 of 25
    October 2007
    The couple with Violet in NYC.
  • August 2007 10 of 25
    August 2007
    Jennifer Garner has a busy day visiting friends and camera shopping in LA. Wearing a simple white sundress, which had the unfortunate side effect of becoming see-through when the sun was behind her, a smiling Jen went to see a friend in Santa Monica before driving to West Hollywood from a trip to Samy's Camera (pictured). The actress, who is married to Ben Affleck, looked rounder in the tummy area than normal. Perhaps a little brother or sister for toddler Violet is on the way?
  • June 2008 11 of 25
    June 2008
    Ben and Jen take Violet to lunch at the 'Early World' restaurant.
  • October 2008 12 of 25
    October 2008
    Ben and Jen visit one of their properties that is under construction in Brentwood. She is pregnant with second daughter, Serpahina.
  • December 2008 13 of 25
    December 2008
    Garner, pregnant with daughter Seraphina, and Ben do the daily school run with daughter Violet.
  • December 2008 14 of 25
    December 2008
    Due any day with her pregnant belly hanging out of her sweater, Jen and Violet enjoy quality girl time during some New Year's Eve shopping at Williams Sonoma in Santa Monica.
  • December 2008 15 of 25
    December 2008
    Ben and Jen arrive at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on the New Years Eve morning in Los Angeles to give birth to second daughter, Seraphina Rose.
  • January 2009 16 of 25
    January 2009
    Ben takes Violet to pre-school shortly after the birth of Seraphina Rose.
  • February 2010 17 of 25
    February 2010
    Ben and Jen takes Seraphina and Violet to a birthday party.
  • July 2010 18 of 25
    July 2010
    Date night at Malibu's Nobu restuarant.
  • August 2010 19 of 25
    August 2010
    Too cute! Jennifer takes Violet on a horse and carriage ride around New York's Central Park.
  • April 2010 20 of 25
    April 2010
    Jen and Ben at the American Cinematheque Tribute to Matt Damon.
  • December 2011 21 of 25
    December 2011
    Jennifer covers up her burgeoning baby bump in a gray sweater as she takes Violet and Seraphina to Ballet class.
  • December 2011 22 of 25
    December 2011
    Jennifer plays with Seraphina and Violet on the playground at a park in Los Angeles.
  • December 2011 23 of 25
    December 2011
    Ben snaps pictures of paparazzi taking his picture while out with Jen and the kids.
  • February 2012 24 of 25
    February 2012
    A very pregnant Jennifer Garner picks Violet and Seraphina from their ballet class in Santa Monica. Afterwards, Garner brought her daughters along to a manicure and pedicure appointment.
  • January 2012 25 of 25
    January 2012
    Ben Affleck and his wife Jennifer Garner are seen leaving the Bel Air Hotel after having lunch with their daughters Violet Anne and Seraphina. This is one of the last public photos of the entire family before the birth of Samuel Garner on February 27, 2012.
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