Ben Affleck Says Baby's Health More Important Than Gender

08/31/2008 at 08:00 AM ET

When Ben Affleck, along with his wife Jennifer Garner, traveled out to Denver this past week for the Democratic National Convention, the 36-year-old actor’s thoughts weren’t far from his best buddy, fellow actor and new dad Matt Damon, whom he had been communicating with via text. Sharing that both Matt and his wife Luciana are doing great after recently welcoming their second daughter together, Gia Zavala, Ben — a parent himself to daughter Violet Anne, 2 ½, and another baby due this winter — insists that although Matt had mentioned he was outnumbered, at the end of the day, a healthy baby is all that is important.

"Anybody who has a child is excited, I think, no matter what the gender is. They are thrilled. The thing that people really want, when you get down to it, is a healthy child."

In addition to Gia, Matt and Lucy are also parents to Isabella, 2, and Alexia, 10, Luciana’s daughter from her previous marriage.

Source: People

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Nancy on

Ben’s comment is very wise! I guess that he also doesn’t really care whether he has a son or another daughter. :o) A healthy baby is all that matters to every parent!

Katie on

Anyways it wouldn’t be bad if he had another girl. The baby would just be a cute as Violet. But a little boy would be cute too. I agree you want a healthy child and that all any parent can wish for. Good Luck Ben & Jen!!!:)

Amel on

Does anybody think that these
two get their wives pregnant at the same time, on purpose?
that’s so sweet they want their daughters to be friends.

Nancy S on

I like his philosophy!
I shared the ssme when I was pregnant with my daughter – we didn’t find out the sex and when anyone asked us what we were hoping for we always said “10 fingers and 10 toes on a healthy baby!”.

Rosy J on

I agree with Ben a healthy child is definitely what every parent wants. Both boy and girl babies are a blessing and a healthy baby of either gender is all that matters. Good luck to them on expected birth of their new addition.

That being said, I can wait to see Violet’s little brother. hehehe

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