Ben Affleck with Taupe and Violet are back in Cali after an extended stay in New York. Check out the family this weekend looking busy being a family. And check out Ben looking hotter than he has in a long, long time. Like almost Lopez-era hot. Yum.

Ben of course is coming off a comeback year. Gone Baby Gone was a critical success and Amy Ryan’s performance, under Ben’s direction, is considered a lock for an Oscar nomination. As such, with the strength of his wife’s popularity with the MiniVan Majority, thanks to Vi’s adorable dimples, Ben’s career is on the upswing. He recently co-starred with Jennifer Aniston on He’s Just Not That Into You and will begin shooting State of Play with a stellar cast this month.

Taupe meanwhile has landed herself a role in Ricky Gervais’s new film. Parenthood has many many benefits, see?

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