'She's a spectacular world-class mum': Ben Affleck pays tribute to wife Jennifer Garner in Mother's Day video
10:11 GMT, 12 May 2012
He's been married to his actress wife for seven years who recently gave birth to their third child.
And this weekend, ahead of Mother's Day, actor Ben Affleck paid tribute to Jennifer Garner and praised her for being a 'world-class mum'.
He took to his Facebook page yesterday to post a video of him speaking to camera and thanking all the mothers in his life.
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She's incredible: Ben Affleck praised his actress partner in a special Mother's Day video
He thanked his own mum and then gushed about his actress wife in the video to celebrate Mother's Day, which is observed in the US tomorrow.
He said: 'I just want to say Happy Mother's Day to all the mums in my life.
'My mum, Chris, and my amazing wife, Jennifer, who is an
incredible, spectacular, world-class mum, and I want to thank her.'
He also acknowledged African women in the video, having founded the Eastern Congo Initiative in 2010 after visiting the war-torn region several times.
Family day: Ben and Jennifer collected daughter Violet from her karate class in Los Angeles yesterday
Making memories: Ben left the karate armed with his camera
He added: 'I want to say thank you to all the mums I've met in the Democratic
Republic of Congo who are on this video.
'I urge you to share
it… to celebrate all the mums in the world working at the very hardest
job there is every single day.'
Ben, 39, posted his video the day before
he was snapped out with Jennifer, 40, as they picked up daughter Violet,
six, from a karate class.
Yummy mummy: Jennifer looked happy and proud after her daughter's class
The couple – who also have
three-year-old daughter Seraphina and two-month-old son Samuel – were
joined by Jennifer's mother Patricia, who is staying with her daughter
for the Mother's Day weekend.
And Jennifer has been equally as gushing about her husband, who she praised during an awards ceremony in Las Vegas last month.
Accepting the CinemaCon's Female Star of the Year Award, she thanked Ben for 'for taking over drop-offs and pick-ups and bedtime'.
Girls' day out: Jennifer's mother Patricia is visiting the family for the Mother's Day weekend
She then added: 'And thanks for making me feel like maybe
someday I will get to relax in a hair and makeup chair again and leave
the maniacs at home with you!'
She also joked that she hasn't been too busy acting in recent months, something her mother pointed out to her.
She said: ''I
told my mum the other day I was getting this award, and I was excited
and feeling proud and thought she was going to be proud, and then there
was this pause on the other end of the line.
said, “Jennifer, do these people know you haven't worked in the last
year” I said, “Yeah, I feel they probably know what I've been up to. I
haven't stepped foot on a set. You are correct, mum!” '