Poor Samuel Affleck. Between his mom Jennifer Garner’s embarrassing costume at his 7th birthday party and his dad Ben Affleck’s obsessive and creepy Patriots makeover/takeover of his room, the kid just can’t catch a break this year.
Garner just posted a pic from Samuel’s birthday party, the theme of which was How to Train Your Dragon (yes, there was even a Toothless cake, in honor of the film’s brave, adorable dragon). Mama Jen happily brought out the special birthday cake, surprising Samuel with her outfit: the costume of How to Train Your Dragon’s female Viking fighter, Astrid. Oh yes. Garner was decked out in fur boots and shawl and leather armor and — it gets better — blue face paint.
Was Samuel thrilled to pieces? Not so much. Garner captioned her Instagram post, “Well, guess what. It turns out seven is the age my kid stops thinking it’s cool when I dress up for the party.” The actor added hilarious hashtags: “youngest child,” “first eye roll,” “anyone need an Astrid?”
But America Ferrera (whom Garner tagged on Instagram in the post) was beside herself with joy over Garner’s cosplay. “Ahhhh!!!! Yeeeeessss!!! AMAZING @jennifergarner as ASTRID!!” Ferrera — who voiced Astrid in the films — wrote on her Instagram Story.
Samuel is not alone — there are two other Affleck-Garner offspring who no doubt get similar treatment: Violet, 13, and Seraphina, 10.
Affleck and Garner are active co-parents (the entire family just went to a wedding together in Los Angeles), but the former partners have moved on when it comes to romance. Garner is currently dating John Miller, and there are rumors swirling that Affleck — now out of rehab — is back together with ex Lindsay Shookus. Will the whole co-parent clan show up in costume to the next kids’ birthday party? We’ll just have to wait and see.
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