Expectant couples Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner and Matt Damon & wife Luciana turned out for a Miami fundraiser Saturday for Barack Obama.
Garner, sporting a small baby bump, looked radiant in a chic short black cocktail dress and sexy high-heeled sandals. Luciana, very pregnant, was decked out in a long black skirt with a strapless tank top.
The couples attended a private $1,000-per-person VIP reception at club SET to support the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate.
After spending orientation time in The Trophy Room, the four friends headed for SET’s Hip Hop Room to socialize with guests before giving speeches from the stage.
“Jennifer Garner gave the first speech supporting Obama, and she was very witty, clever and funny,” says a source at SET. “She was followed by her husband Ben, then Matt Damon. The men gave serious political speeches on how the country needs change.”
The stars drank bottled water and took pictures with the guests.
“They were all in great moods and very friendly to everyone,” says another source, accompanied by a host who plunked down $5,000 for his group to meet the stars and support Obama.
Several hundred people paid anywhere from $250 to $5,000 for a chance to rub shoulders with Matt Damon, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck.
“It comes down to a simple choice for all of us. If you like the direction the country is going, you should vote for McCain.” Actor Matt Damon was determined to drive the point home, “But if you want a candidate who rejects those policies but has a vision, then Obama’s your guy!” Damon says he was an early supporter.
Jennifer Garner agrees with Damon, “Ultimately I felt inspired by him and I don’t think anyone in our generation has had that experience.”
Whether or not the star power on South Beach brings in the bucks for Obama, Damon downplays celebrity influence on voters.
“I’m not out here trying to change anybody, but I feel he will do a better job leading the country and changing the course we’re on, which has been disastrous.”
We asked voters what they thought. They say it’s not about the people, but about the issues and policies. “It doesn’t really matter to me, but I do respect their views,” one party-goer told us.
Source: CBS News Florida
Matt Damon, wife Luciana and pals Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner will appear at a Generation Obama fundraiser at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2 in Miami Beach, Florida. VIP reception is $1,000 per person; it’s $250 general admission. Info: go.barack obama.com or email@example.com.
Their family is about to grow, and now Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck may be in the market for roomier digs.
“I guess they are looking for a bigger place now,” pal Kevin Smith told PEOPLE at a the Maxim magazine party on Saturday in San Diego where he attended Comic-Con.
The director-actor, who is a longtime friend of Affleck and starred with Garner in 2006’s Catch and Release, also revealed how he learned the news that the couple – who are parents to daughter Violet, 2 – are expecting again.
“I saw him last week. Ben came over to watch my movie (Zack and Miri Make a Porno) at the house, and he told me, ‘We’re having another baby,'” recalls Smith.
He added that parenthood comes naturally to both stars. “[Jen] is such a Martha Stewart type. She is a perfect mom,” he says. “And [Ben] is a great dad, which I found not that surprising, but it’s a side of him that I never thought about before he became a dad. He’s a great father. He loves that kid of his.”
LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) — Canadian actor Victor Garber is denying he told a magazine that his former “Alias” co-star, Jennifer Garner, is pregnant with her second child.
Usmagazine.com quoted Garber as saying, “Yes, she is,” when asked if Garner and her husband, actor Ben Affleck, are expecting a sibling for their 2-year-old daughter, Violet.
Usmagazine.com quoted another source as saying, “(Garner) is five months pregnant. They are very happy.”
Rumors about Garner’s alleged second pregnancy have been swirling for weeks, mainly due to Garner’s and Affleck’s recent comments about wanting to expand their family. Adding fuel to the spectulation is the fact Garner has been photographed wearing loose-fitting clothes this summer.
Garber told E! News that Usmagazine.com took his words out of context.
“I haven’t confirmed that at all, no,” Garber told E! News. “I know they want to have another child and hopefully that’s true, but I don’t know that. … No, I know that they are hoping to be. I just don’t know that it’s for sure. It’s a very… personal thing.”
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Jennifer Garner and husband Ben Affleck are expecting another baby, Garner’s former Alias co-star Victor Garber confirms to Usmagazine.com
“Yes, she is,” Garber – who officiated the couple’s 2005 wedding – told Us when asked if recent speculation was true that the couple is expecting.
A source adds, “She is five months pregnant. They are very happy.”
Garner, 36, and Affleck, 35, are parents to two-year-old daughter Violet – one of Us’ Babies of the Year.
“Honestly, that child is so inquisitive and so full of life — it’s all Jennifer and Ben!” Garber gushed to Usmagazine.com in November 2007. “I have to say, he’s an amazing dad and together, she’s a very fortunate little girl to be in that family!”
Garner hinted in October that she wanted to have another child.
“We definitely wonder what it would be like to have another – hopefully, knock on wood, someday,” Garner told Britain’s Marie Claire. “My job is great to have as a mom. I get to take breaks and then work in a really concentrated way. During that concentrated time, it sucks, but whatever.”
Photos of Garner in loose fitting tops have had Web sites speculating about a bun in the oven for weeks.
Reps only confirmed Garner’s first pregnancy after she and Affleck tied the knot on the Turks and Caicos on June 29, 2005.
When it comes to Violet, Garner has revealed she’s a total daddy’s girl.
“You know how as a kid you picture yourself with a tall, handsome husband, and you imagine him cuddling your baby?” Ben is like that, like, on crack,” she told the May 2007 issue of In Style. “Violet prefers him to anyone. He’s a teddy bear of a guy. Nothing makes me happier than to see the two of them together and her little hands on his face. He has a prevailing calm. Of course, he has the benefit of sleep.”
Affleck recently opened up to Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush about his happy family life.
“Things couldn’t be better. We’re kind of taking it easy and just kind of enjoying a little downtime at home,” Affleck said.