It took him a few years to catch on, but admittedly, the guy has been a little busy. But finally, Ben Affleck has joined Facebook! Late last month, one of our favorite Beantown boys joined the millions of us that have already been using the service for some time. Among his status updates and other revelations, Affleck shared photos from a philanthropic trip to Africa he recently took. His Eastern Congo Initiative, a nonprofit organization he founded in 2009, works to help rebuild the area following years of armed conflict. Since founding the organization, Affleck has made many trips to the area, and the photos show him interacting with some of the people that are helped by his good work.
Just 10 days after setting up his Facebook account, Mr. Affleck had another important announcement to make—the birth of his first son! Samuel Garner Affleck was born on February 27th, the 3rd child of Ben and Jennifer Garner. Older sisters, Violet, 6, and Seraphina, 3, were said to have wanted to name the little one after a Disney character, but their parents wisely upheld the responsibility themselves.
In other Boston baby news, Beantown born Uma Thurman, 41, recently announced she is expecting her 3rd child with current boyfriend, Arpad Busson. Busson, a multimillionaire financier, has been dating Thurman on and off since 2007. Busson has two children from his former relationship with supermodel Elle Macpherson, and Thurman has two children with her former husband, actor Ethan Hawke.
Photos: 1: Affleck in Congo with Heal Africa (Photo: Barbara Kinney Photography), 2-4: Ben, Jen and Children, (Photos: Perizitos) – 5: The Beautiful Uma Thurman (Photo: Rottentomatoes.com)