Jennifer Garner and her daughter were rescued lost at sea in Sweden

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After staying out of the spotlight since the announcement of their separation, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner and their family have made headlines twice in the past week alone.

Ben and Jennifer were reportedly warned that their divorce may not be proceeded if they don’t hurry up with the paperwork, with a source explaining how the former couple were ‘in no rush’.

But news of their divorce possibly being null and void seemed like nothing after it emerged that 46-year-old Jennifer and her daughter Violet had a terrifying experience in Sweden, having to be rescued after getting lost in a kayak.

That’s right. Jennifer took to her Instagram account last week to reveal the eventful holiday in Stockholm, and how she and her 12-year-old daughter got lost at sea.

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‘On a pre-middle-school sneak away with my eldest… Did I get us lost in a kayak? Yes. Did we paddle as hard as we could for 100 hours and end up in a shipping lane? I’m afraid so,’ she captioned a snap of them. 'Did we have to be rescued? Yup. #thesunsetwasabigupside #shenevercomplained.’

The actress also thanked Mattias, a member of the Langholmen Kayak team who found the mother and daughter duo, tagging his Instagram account and adding the hashtag, ‘#thankyoumattias’.

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‘Mattias, one of the champions of the Långholmen kajak team, got a call from Jennifer Garner one evening,’ the Langholmen Kajak official Instagram account shared to their feed alongside a photo of the two of them. ‘She was lost on the waters of Stockholm with her daughter in one of our double kayaks. Mattias got into a kayak of his own and started searching for them. Fortunately he found them not too far away and was able to guide them back to our rental. Quite an adventure! 😃👏🏼 Thank you @jennifer.garner for your visit, we hope to see you soon again! ❤️’

We’re glad Jennifer and Violet are safe and sound!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.