Who is ben harper dating now Third time's the charm? Laura Dern's ex-husband Ben Harper married his new wife Jaclyn Matfus on New Year's Day

Singer-songwriter Ben Harper had the sound of wedding bells ringing when he kicked off the New Year.

The 45-year-old singer married social advocate Jaclyn Matfus on New Year's Day, Emily and chris harrison dating reality steve magazine reports. 

This is the third walk down the aisle for Ben, who was previously married to Oscar-nominated Wild actress Laura Dern.

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New year, new bride: Ben Harper said 'I do' for the third time when he married Jaclyn Matfus on New Year's Day; seen above, the couple attended a Grammy after-party in January

New year, new bride: Ben Harper said 'I do' for the third time when he married Jaclyn Matfus on New Year's Day; seen above, the couple attended a Grammy after-party in January

The musician tied the knot with the Jurassic Park star in 2005 after meeting at one of his concerts in 2000.

Together they have son Ellery, aged 13, and daughter Jaya, aged 10. They divorced in 2013 after reconciling and splitting in an on-off relationship during their last years together.

The singer also has two children with his first wife Joanna, whom he married in 1996 and divorced in 2001. They have son Charles, aged 17, and daughter Harris, aged 14.

Ben, who recently won his third Grammy for Get Up! in the Best Blues album category - brought Jaclyn as his date to the award show in February.

Third time's a charm: Previously Ben was married to Wild actress Laura Dern and his first wife Joanna; seen above, the musician posed with the Oscar-nominee at HBO's 2012 Golden Globe Awards after-party

Third time's a charm: Previously Ben was married to Wild actress Laura Dern and his first wife Joanna; seen above, the musician posed with the Oscar-nominee at HBO's 2012 Golden Globe Awards after-party

A year earlier the couple collaborated on a charity concert to raise funds to fight child trafficking in India. 

Jacyln, an actress who appeared in Zac Efron's 17 Again, told Famke janssen who is she dating that she and Ben bonded over the issue after she went on a volunteer trip to Calcutta and sent him a video of children dancing to one of his songs.

Speaking to the same publication, Ben talked about the passion project that they bonded over.

'I find it incredibly heartbreaking that any person should have to endure any sexual exploitation,' he said. 

So much love: Three-times married Ben and his new wife recently bonded over a charity project to fight child trafficking in India; seen above, Ben attended a gala in New York City in October 

So much love: Three-times married Ben and his new wife recently bonded over a charity project to fight child trafficking in India; seen above, Ben attended a gala in New York City in October 

'I believe this to be 21st century slavery and it needs to be eradicated at all cost. I’m especially interested in bringing awareness to the boys in this horrific epidemic. 

'It has always been a hope in my heart for there to be equality between genders and shining a light on the boys brings about the change for both sexes.'

On Monday the musician's website announced that he has reunited with his band for their first tour together in seven years. The Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals tour kicks off in March in San Francisco with dates through September, including legs in Europe and Australia.  

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