Ben Affleck: Raising Kids Is The Greatest Thing In My Life

June 15th, 2013 9:07pm EDT

Ben & Jen Take The Kids To A Park With Father’s Day upon us, let’s hear from one of our favorite celebrity dads.

When chatting with Us at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Film Festival on Thursday, Oscar winner Ben Affleck opened up about his biggest role to date: fatherhood.

The Argo star and his wife, fellow actor Jennifer Garner, are busy parents to three kids: daughters Violet, 7, Seraphina, 4, and son Samuel, 15 months.

“They’re sweet,” he said of their brood. “It’s great. Raising kids is the greatest thing I think a person, or at least I, could ever do in my life. I know what the best part of my life is and it’s my kids and it doesn’t mean there aren’t other things that aren’t great, but I know sort of what the center is.”

The Academy Award winner is taking a break from showbiz this summer as his lovely wife dives into a few roles.

“For me, I’ve discovered that I work best with having a kind of balance in my life,” he shared. “I work really, really hard. I’m at a point in my life where I don’t want to do anything for a living if I can’t really work hard at it, work 18 hour days and be completely dedicated and also feel like you have to be invested and work on your family.”

And he went on to say that family always comes first.

“If you’re not working on spending time with your kids, then why’d you have a family to begin with? At least, if you’re able to,” he continued. “Some folks can’t even, don’t have that time. So I’m trying to do both and you know, just figuring it out as it comes. I certainly don’t pretend to have all the answers.”

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