Over the years, fans have loved watching Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck‘s three adorable children grow up in the spotlight. As their eldest daughter, Violet Affleck, gets older, the resemblance between her and her famous mama becomes more and more uncanny. In fact, Jen’s firstborn child looks like the actress’ total mini-me!
Even though Violet — who was born on December 1, 2005 — has always looked like the Peppermint star, the similarities between the two became especially evident after Jennifer and her kiddo were spotted taking a stroll around their L.A. neighborhood in early April. The mother-daughter duo looked like twins as they enjoyed fresh air while spending some quality time together.
“Violet [is] a real mommy’s girl,” a source told In Touch Weekly. “Not only does she look identical to Jen, [but] they share similar personality traits, too, like their passion for cooking.”
The gorgeous teenager is also just as caring as her mama — especially when it comes to her younger sister, Seraphina, and baby brother, Samuel. “Violet’s extremely protective and really watches out for her siblings,” the insider shared. “She’s extremely mature for her age.”
When Violet’s not in the kitchen with the Alias alum, you can usually find her outdoors with her friends and family. “She loves sports, especially soccer,” the source continued. “They play in tournaments with other kids but also have a blast practicing with Ben in his backyard! Samuel gets involved too.”
Considering Violet is quickly growing up, it won’t be long before she starts dating and doing other things. However, Jen previously shared why she won’t let her eldest daughter on Instagram despite already being a teen.
“Without even having parents who are well-known, I worry about all kids having to deal with this new pressure. My daughter’s at an all-girl school, and it’s such a huge problem,” the Academy Award winner explained during an episode of “Next Question With Katie Couric” in November 2019. “She’ll occasionally talk to me about getting Instagram, and I can see why because I’m on there and it’s something kind of fun that I do, and I am modeling the opposite of what I want for her to do.”
It looks like we’ll have to stay tuned for the day when Jen lets Violet join social media!
Scroll through the gallery below to see photos of the mother-daughter duo through the years.
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