Ben Affleck treats his three kids to cupcakes after family lunch with father Timothy in New York3 min read

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Ben Affleck took his family out to lunch on Friday in New York City.

The A-lister, 45, was with his three children with ex Jennifer Garner – daughters Violet, 12, Seraphina, nine, and son Sam, six – and his father Timothy.

The Justice League actor wore a white T-shirt with blue jeans and grey sneakers for the afternoon out with his brood. 

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Fun day: Ben Affleck, 45, was with his three children daughters Violet, 12, Seraphina, nine, and son Sam, six - and his father Timothy in NYC Friday

Fun day: Ben Affleck, 45, was with his three children daughters Violet, 12, Seraphina, nine, and son Sam, six - and his father Timothy in NYC Friday

Fun day: Ben Affleck, 45, was with his three children daughters Violet, 12, Seraphina, nine, and son Sam, six – and his father Timothy in NYC Friday

The Gone Girl actor, who’s currently in a relationship with Saturday Night Live producer Lindsay Shookus, 38, sported a graying goatee.

Timothy wore a navy blue vest over a green button-up top with navy blue slacks and black shoes.

The family seemed delighted to come across a luxe Sprinkles cupcake ATM, with each purchasing their own sweet treat to-go.  

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Timothy made headlines earlier this year in speaking out against the culture of Hollywood – calling it ‘a disgusting place’ that ‘has taken a toll on both of [his] sons’ Ben and Casey, as they’ve each dealt with controversies in recent years. 

Summer style: Ben wore an off-white T-shirt with a graphic of a surfer on it

Summer style: Ben wore an off-white T-shirt with a graphic of a surfer on it

Summer style: Ben wore an off-white T-shirt with a graphic of a surfer on it

New fad: The group checked out a cupcake ATM on the day out

New fad: The group checked out a cupcake ATM on the day out

Nationwide: There are cupcake ATMs in cities including Atlanta, LA, Houston and Las Vegas

Nationwide: There are cupcake ATMs in cities including Atlanta, LA, Houston and Las Vegas

New fad: The group checked out a cupcake ATM on the day out 

Treats: All four held boxes of cupcakes as they made their way forward 

Treats: All four held boxes of cupcakes as they made their way forward 

Treats: All four held boxes of cupcakes as they made their way forward 

‘I think that’s been a major factor in Ben’s drinking,’ he told Grazia in February. ‘You’re kind of forced to develop a persona that is hard to shed and go home to your family.

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‘It affects your whole life. I think that’s one of the dangers of the film industry.’

Ben and Casey found themselves in the eye of controversy amid the #MeToo movement that kick-started last fall.

Casey withdrew from presenting the Best Actress Oscar last spring amid residual controversy from a 2010 lawsuit he settled accusing him of sexual harassment during production of the movie I’m Still Here. 

Casual: Timothy wore a navy blue vest over a green button-up top with navy blue slacks and black shoes

Casual: Timothy wore a navy blue vest over a green button-up top with navy blue slacks and black shoes

Casual: Timothy wore a navy blue vest over a green button-up top with navy blue slacks and black shoes

Ben apologized last October over a clip in which he groped actress Hilarie Burton in 2003 on MTV’s TRL; the actress later said via Twitter she ‘didn’t forget’ about it in the 14 years that had passed.

Both had splits from their longtime partners two years ago, as Casey parted ways with Summer Phoenix, as Ben and Garner separated that same year.

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Timothy defended the Oscar-winning sons as ‘both kind and good men’ who ‘treat women well,’ adding, ‘I can guarantee that. After 40 odd years, you know your kids.’

He added: ‘Both of my sons are hard workers. They have a tremendous amount of empathy, they don’t forget where they came from, they’re very kind and generous. Those are the qualities that I value.’ 

Outspoken: Timothy earlier this year spoke out against the culture of Hollywood - calling it 'a disgusting place' that 'has taken a toll on both of [his] sons' Ben and Casey

Outspoken: Timothy earlier this year spoke out against the culture of Hollywood - calling it 'a disgusting place' that 'has taken a toll on both of [his] sons' Ben and Casey

Outspoken: Timothy earlier this year spoke out against the culture of Hollywood – calling it ‘a disgusting place’ that ‘has taken a toll on both of [his] sons’ Ben and Casey

Summer fun: The kids are with their dad for the seasonal vacation to the Big Apple 

Summer fun: The kids are with their dad for the seasonal vacation to the Big Apple 

Summer fun: The kids are with their dad for the seasonal vacation to the Big Apple 

Dapper: The actor wore a grey jacket and white button-up as he was snapped at a Broadway show with Seraphina 

Dapper: The actor wore a grey jacket and white button-up as he was snapped at a Broadway show with Seraphina 

Dapper: The actor wore a grey jacket and white button-up as he was snapped at a Broadway show with Seraphina