Hollywood hunk Ben Affleck has stepped forward to offer his congratulations to ex-girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow after learning she's expecting her first child.

The pair enjoyed a romance from 1998 to 1999 before moving on to other relationships, with Affleck now engaged to Jennifer Lopez and Paltrow pregnant with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin's baby.

And despite Paltrow saying that Affleck "makes life difficult for himself" and has "a lot of complication" during a TV interview in October (03), the DAREDEVIL star still offers his former belle his best wishes for her summer (04) arrival.

He says in a statement, "I'm delighted for them and I wish them the best."

05/12/2003 09:06