UPDATE: Violet Anne Affleck is here!

12/01/2005 at 08:00 PM ET

Baffleck_2 UPDATE: A source close to Jennifer tells us that the baby has been named Violet Anne Affleck. Both Violet and Anne are family names.

UPDATE AGAIN! People.com has now posted the news, as Ben and Jen’s reps have finally confirmed the birth. Apparently, it just took place at 3:26 pm PST / 6:26 EST – not early this morning as previously reported – no wonder we didn’t have any confirmation!  Apparently Jen was admitted to the Los Angeles hospital around 9pm last night, but labored most of the day today. "Mother, father and baby are doing great," reps Ken Sunshine and Nicole King said in a statement. No further details were released. I want to hear a weight for this kid! I bet she was a big girl.

Baby Violet was born early this morning at an LA hospital, according to published reports. Jennifer was apparently induced last night, although she was not due until December 8th. Ben is said to have been by her side the entire time.

According to Us Weekly, last night, when asked by Us when Garner would be giving birth, Garner’s Alias co-star Joel Grey said ”tonight.” When contacted by Us, a rep for Jennifer wouldn’t confirm nor deny news of the birth. A rep for Affleck could not be reached.

In Alias-related news, the show was cancelled last week by ABC.  It will finish up this, its fifth, season in May after an eight week hiatus starting in January, giving Jen a much deserved maternity leave. 

Source: US Magazine and People

Thanks to all the CBB readers who emailed – Rachel was the first!

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Melissa on

Talk about smoke screens – there was a lot of conflicting info, wasn’t there? So, was the baby born Nov 30th or Dec 1st and any word on weight and names?

Melissa on

Sorry. I was in the middle of posting when you updated with the date. Can’t wait to hear about the name.

Kauai17 on

YEAH I am so excited for them. They are going to make the cutest parents!!!

Penny Lane on

Congratulations to Ben, Jen, and their familes! I hope everyone is doing well and what a wonderful Christmas gift!

DJ on

CONGRATULATIONS! Hope we get to see pictures soon. Considering her parents, I bet she is absolutely gorgeous!! Yeah for them!!!

tink1217 on

CONGRATS TO BEN & JEN!!!!!! I can’t wait to see pics and hear the actual name. I wonder if they still went with Violet????

melissa story on

woo hoo! Congrats!

DJ on

I am not crazy about the name, but that is okay. They like it, and that is all that matters!!! I bet she is absolutely beautiful!!

joy on

wow so all that guessing and she’s already here! woohoo!

I hate the name Violet but I’m happy for the two of them! congrats. Ben’s a daddy I know he’ll be awesome!

Courtney on

Yay – its about time!!! Didnt think that kid would ever come out – cant wait to see pics!

Courtney on

p.s. It would be kinda interesting in about 15-20 years if Violet and Sean Federline hooked up😉 ya never know….

Scarlett on

I love the name Violet but I really don’t like Ann at all! I bet she is a very pretty baby!

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