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Ben Affleck announces birth of son on Facebook

Published: Thursday, July 30 2015 9:04 a.m. MDT

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2007 file photo, Ben Affleck, left, and Jennifer Garner arrive for the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Affleck has confirmed the Feb. 27, 2012 birth of his son Samuel Garner Affleck with wife actress Jennifer Garner on his official Facebook page. This is the couple's third child.    (Mark J. Terrill, File, Associated Press) FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2007 file photo, Ben Affleck, left, and Jennifer Garner arrive for the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Affleck has confirmed the Feb. 27, 2012 birth of his son Samuel Garner Affleck with wife actress Jennifer Garner on his official Facebook page. This is the couple's third child. (Mark J. Terrill, File, Associated Press)

NEW YORK — Ben Affleck is using Facebook to announce the birth of his son with wife Jennifer Garner.

The actor posted on his timeline that he and Garner are "happy" about the arrival of Samuel Garner Affleck, born Feb. 27. He describes the baby as "healthy."

This is the couple's third child and first son. Samuel joins sisters Violet, 6, and Seraphina, 3.

Affleck and Garner were married in 2005. They met on the set of the movie "Daredevil," based on a comic book series.

Online:

http://www.facebook.com/benaffleck

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