Hollywood’s gene pool is something serious. Many celebrities have children who look just like them, even though some tend to think otherwise— ahem, Reese Witherspoon and her twin Ava Phillipe. There’s some celebrity-bred kids that carry faint resemblances to their famous parents. However, there’s a select few who are legit miniature versions of their parents, almost as if they were perfectly cloned. Violet Affleck — the 17-year-old daughter of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck — falls in the latter category, and Twitter is in awe of how much she looks like her mom.
Over the weekend, Michael Rubin held his annual Fourth of July “White Party” in the Hamptons. Many celebrities (including Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé and JAY-Z, Swizz Beats, Kevin Hart and DJ Khaled to name a few) attended the buzzy event; however, it was Violet’s appearance that had social media doing a double take. She attended the party with Ben and her stepmom Jennifer Lopez, and for a split second, fans thought Violet was her mom. Honestly, it’s not a far-fetched assumption, being the teen is a spitting image of the 13 Going On 30 actor.
Twitter user Nathan (@868nathan) pointed how strong Garner’s genetics are, and other people couldn’t help but agree in the comments.
One user commented, “You mean to tell me that’s not Jennifer,” while another teased Ben’s genetic DNA was nowhere to be found. While that may be true (sorry, Ben), Violet certainly took after him in the height department. As seen in Rubin’s celebration video and other photo carousels from the event, she’s nearly as tall as him. Another added, “Jennifer Garner gave birth to herself,” which only adds to this user’s observation that “Jennifer’s DNA is really DNA’ing.”
This isn’t the first time Violet was her mom’s doppelgänger. In December 2022, the teen accompanied Jennifer to the White House for a state dinner hosted by President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden. Better yet, she did so on her 17th birthday. At the dinner, the mother-daughter duo were photographed smiling and holding hands. The resemblance is absolutely uncanny, from their similar wide grins to their deeply-rooted dimples.
Violet’s attendance at the state dinner was a nice surprise, especially since she doesn’t make many public appearances. Prior to the presidential gathering, she’d only been publicly seen twice: At her mother’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony in August 2018, and when Ben appeared in a congressional testimony in Washington D.C. in March 2015. There, he spoke about the importance of the United States providing foreign aid to African countries.
Garner and Affleck, who were together for 10 years before splitting in 2015, also share a 13-year-old daughter Seraphina and a 10-year-old son Samuel.
With these latest photos, it’s safe to say Violet and Jennifer belong in the ever-growing pool of mother-daughter twins.
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