The world’s been keeping a close eye on Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez’s rekindled relationship and recent engagement of late – but what has his ex been up to since they split seven years ago? Garner has remained family and career focused since her split from Affleck, and was described by Vanity Fair as the “silent centre of a tabloid hurricane” after the couple’s divorce. The Alias actress has also kept things low-key on the romance front for the last few years – a far cry from her ex-husband, who is often “caught” on camera in PDA with Lopez and just splashed out on a multimillion dollar mansion with her. Although their relationship remains firmly under the radar, Garner has reportedly been dating 44-year-old American businessman John Miller. So what do we know about the pair’s love affair so far? The Oscars slap aftermath: what will happen to Will Smith’s career? Their on-off relationship View this post on Instagram A post shared by Anna Davidson (@themagazinecity) Garner and Miller started dating in 2018, split up in 2020 and got back together in 2021, according to US Weekly . In the time that they were apart, Garner was spotted on what appeared to be dates with Bradley Cooper, including a Malibu beach outing. However, sources close to the pair denied that they were dating, telling US Weekly that they were just friends and in fact had been “forever”. The CEO and chairman of CaliGroup, famous for its CaliBurger brand, reportedly met Garner while he was divorcing violinist Caroline Campbell. The couple had been married for 13 years. Merging families Family is famously important to the actress, who often shares snippets of life with her three kids and parents online. She shares her children, Seraphina, Violet and Samuel, with her ex Affleck. She met Miller’s parents for the first time at a dinner gathering she hosted in 2019. “John’s parents had dinner at Jen’s house recently and met her for the first time,” a source told Radar Online. “It’s getting more serious!” And as for the children? A month after Affleck introduced their children to J-Lo’s twins Emme and Maximilian, Garner reportedly began to integrate her trio and Miller’s two children from his previous marriage into their outings. And apparently they get along, as Garner’s kids were said to have been missing Miller during his brief split from Garner in 2o20, according to In Touch Weekly . The luxury lives of Kourtney Kardashian’s children Garner’s friends approve Miller has won votes from the 13 Going on 30 star’s pals too. According to US Weekly , her Alias co-star Victor Garber gave his blessing to her new romance. “Yes, I have [met him]!” he said. “I think he’s adorable. They’re great! What’s wonderful is they’re taking their time and they are just enjoying each other’s company.” Miller’s reluctance to live a showbiz lifestyle has also been a draw for Garner, sources close to the actress told Entertainment Tonight. “They went for romantic dinners far out of town or at his home. He is warm, fun and incredibly smart. He is a real success in the business world and has no interest in being in the entertainment industry.” Miller was reportedly Garner’s support system when she was helping Affleck with his substance abuse issues too, with an unnamed source saying that he wasn’t “envious of Jen’s dedication to Ben, and he accepts it”. Her broken silence on Affleck’s new engagement Days after the highly-publicised Bennifer proposal, Garner took to Instagram to share an inspirational quote alongside a sun-kissed photo of herself on a yacht looking happier than ever: “Wisdom from mum – happiness is your own responsibility. The life you’re living while you wait for the grade, the college, the job, the man, is your actual life. Decide to enjoy it and work towards your own peace and contentment.” According to Elle , she’s happy about her ex-husband’s new-found happiness and believes Lopez has been a positive influence on him. Affleck, who suffered from alcoholism during his marriage with Garner, previously told The New York Times that the biggest regret of his life was his divorce from the Catch Me If You Can beauty. Who is the richest Pink Floyd member? The band’s net worths, ranked Could they be engaged? The recent news of Bennifer’s engagement has us wondering – could Garner and Miller also be ready to move on from their ex spouses and tie the knot? The couple sparked rumours late last year when Garner was spotted with what appeared to be an engagement or wedding ring on her finger, but the actress never confirmed or denied the speculations. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jennifer Garner (@jennifer.garner) It wouldn’t be surprising if they have plans to wed though, according to sources. “Jen and John are serious,” an insider told US Weekly in October 2021. “They are totally set on a long-term future together. They’ve taken their time to get this committed.” For now, “they’re being quite old-fashioned and respectful until that happens,” the source added, saying “it’s unlikely they’d live together before things are formalised”. Want more stories like this? Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .