Jennifer's Most Revealing Interview, Ever!
Despite dating (and marrying) a few high-profile men, Jennifer Garner has remained classily silent throughout the years.
But in a new long-form interview with The Sun's Garth Pearce, Jennifer not only addressed the subject of her 2003 divorce from Scott Foley, but what a decade in the spotlight has taught her about fame, family and self-worth!
Here are a few choice quotes!
"I did marry in my twenties and I found divorce a crushing experience. I thought the divorce statistics would never apply to me. I was beyond heartbroken when they did. But I got up and got on with it. I also kept my belief in marriage. I did not have a fairytale vision of the future but still believed I would find someone to commit to and raise kids with.
On Ben Affleck:
"Ben is not only my husband, he has helped me in every way. He is the base of my life. He is an incredibly loving and generous man. I expected he would be a great dad and he is. But what really surprised me was how, when something goes wrong, he is so much calmer than I am."
"In the film business, you have perks beyond your dreams. You can make a sick child smile and raise money for charity, just by being well known. The flipside is that you can lose the illusion of having a private and personal life and your family is intruded upon. But don't complain — the good outweighs the bad. I also strongly believe in treating people well, whatever their job and whatever happens. I think good manners are important."
On Aging Gracefully
"The great thing about growing older is that you do become more confident. If I have to dress up for something, I wear something true to myself, otherwise it feels like a costume. So my policy is to wear a dressed-up version of something I would normally wear. I don't dread it any more. It is a reality of the job. I always try to keep it simple. I love being the age that I am and am looking forward to being 40. I have figured so much more out about life and feel the older women get, the more beautiful they get. We become ourselves — which is something you can't teach anyone at 18."
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