Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s daughter Violet, 18, reveals health condition and demands mask mandate at LA hearing

BEN Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s daughter Violet has put her foot down regarding mask mandates and revealed her scary health condition.

The 18-year-old spoke at a city board meeting in Los Angeles on Tuesday, about the lack of mask mandates in the city’s hospitals.

Violet Affleck spoke at a city board meeting in Los Angeles


Violet Affleck spoke at a city board meeting in Los AngelesCredit: LA County Board of Supervisors
Ben Affleck with his oldest daughter Violet


Ben Affleck with his oldest daughter VioletCredit:
Ben Affleck and his daughter Violet walking into Michael Rubin's White Party in July 2023


Ben Affleck and his daughter Violet walking into Michael Rubin’s White Party in July 2023Credit: Splash

In her speech, Violet, who is the eldest child of exes Ben, 51, and Jennifer Garner, 52, opened up about her health issues after contracting a post-viral condition.

A clip from the meeting was shared on X, in which she says, while wearing a facemask, “Hi, Violet Affleck, Los Angeles resident, first-time voter. I’m 18. I contracted a post-viral condition in 2019.

“I’m OK now, but I saw first-hand that medicine does not always have answers to the consequences of even minor viruses.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown that into sharper relief.”

A post-viral condition, also known as long Covid, occurs after a viral infection, per the Mayo Clinic.

Symptoms can include fatigue, lethargy, memory loss, inability to focus, and exhaustion, and can potentially go on for months.


“One in 10 infections leads to long Covid, which is a devastating neurological and cardiovascular illness that can take away people’s ability to work, see, move and even think,” Violet continued.

“It stands to exacerbate our homelessness crisis, as well as the suffering of many people in our city. It hits communities of color, disabled people, elderly people, trans people, women, and anyone in a public-facing essential job the hardest.”

The teenager then urged the board to make masks mandatory in medical facilities and other public places where Covid could spread.

“To confront the long Covid crisis, I demand mask availability, air filtration and far-UVC lights in government facilities, including jails and detention centers, and mask mandates in county medical facilities.”

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She added, “We must expand the availability of free tests and treatment, and, most importantly, the county must oppose mask bans for any reason.

“They do not keep us safer. They make vulnerable members of our community less safe and make everyone less able to participate in Los Angeles together. Thank you,” Violet concluded.

Violet has often been seen sporting a medical mask, including when she attended Michael Rubin’s White Party last year with her dad, Ben, and his current wife, Jennifer Lopez, 54.

She took photos with the other celebrities at the bash, donning a white face mask to match the theme.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck relationship timeline

JLo and Ben were first linked together in 2002 and became engaged later that year. However, they called off the wedding just two years later. They rekindled their romance in 2021 and finally got hitched in 2022. Here is a timeline of their love story:

  • June 2002 – Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck met on the set of Gigli and JLo divorced from her second husband Cris Judd
  • November 2002 – Ben proposed to JLo with a six-carat pink diamond ring
  • September 2003 – JLo and Ben called off their wedding and blamed it on ‘excessive media attention’
  • January 2004 – The celebrity couple announce they are heading separate ways
  • July 2021 – JLo posts an intimate photo of herself beside Ben and they begin dating again
  • April 2022 – Ben proposes to JLo for a second time
  • July 2022 – The celebrity couple officially celebrated their nuptials in a Las Vegas, Nevada, ceremony
  • August 2022 – Ben and JLo have a second A-list wedding at their $8.9million George estate

Despite everyone looking cheerful in the snaps, Ben and JLo have faced some challenges behind closed doors.

Rumors have circulated that the pair – who tied the knot last August – are supposedly having marriage problems and might be heading for divorce.

Ben and JLo reunited at Violet’s high school graduation ceremony in May, looking tense throughout the celebration.

The Hollywood duo have also been spotted on solo outings without their wedding rings, fueling speculation they’ve separated.

Ben split from his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner, the mother of his three children — Violet, Seraphina, 15, and Samuel, 12 — in 2018.

JLo was previously married to singer Marc Anthony, 55, with whom she shares 16-year-old twins, Max and Emme.

Violet Affleck and her mother, Jennifer Garner, at the White House state dinner in December 2022


Violet Affleck and her mother, Jennifer Garner, at the White House state dinner in December 2022Credit: Getty
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