Ben Affleck has a lot of love for his family.
The Live by Night
star praised his children -- 11-year-old Violet, 7-year-old Seraphina, and 4-year-old Samuel -- as well as his estranged wife
, Jennifer Garner, while speaking at the New York Times
' Times Talks
on Monday night.
Asked what the defining moment of his life was, the 44-year-old actor said unequivocally, "the birth of my children," while calling Garner the "world's greatest mom."
"It's a joy to hang out with them,” Affleck explained. "I think the meaning of life is to make good people."
Last month, the two were spotted attending church services together, along with their three children.
"They sat very close to each other," an eyewitness told ET. "There wasn't any distance between them."
Meanwhile, Garner was recently seen getting coffee with Affleck's mother.
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