Jennifer Garner has spoken out about her former partner, Ben Affleck, and how their divorce influenced their three children. The star of 13 Going On 30 sat down with The Hollywood Reporter for a candid interview for their new cover story, which was revealed on March 10. She said of Ben, “People are in awe of him.” “He’s achieved amazing stuff, he’s six-four, he’s… him, and they revere him. People are known to treat me as though we were in the middle of a discussion, and they want to revive it. ‘Yeah, I’ve been meaning to tell you…’ they’ll say when they see me.
The actress clarified that the media interest in her and Ben’s relationship soared in the early 2000s. The relentless paparazzi swarm has had a serious impact on their three children, Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, 9, who grew up while afraid of cameras. “When they were younger, and there were surprising things out there, my request to them was always, ‘Let Dad and I speak to you about whatever it is,'” she added, pointing to the media circus that engulfed Ben when he was dealing with substance abuse. “When you see a picture on the cover of a magazine, I’ll look at it with you, and we’ll process all the scary emotions that happen together,” I’d tell them.
Ben revealed in a 2017 Playboy interview that he met Jennifer while filming the 2003 film Daredevil and fell in love with her. In October 2004, the pair revealed their partnership by kissing and cuddling in the stands at a Boston Red Sox game. On April 17, 2005, Jennifer, the star of Alias, was proposed to on her 33rd birthday. On June 29, 2005, they married in a four-person ceremony on the Turks and Caicos beach.
Jennifer said of their very public divorce, “Going through it in public isn’t what’s hard; going through it is what’s hard,” My children’s gaze is fixed on me.” Despite their previous problems, the former pair seems to be on considerably better terms these days. “I know we’ll dance [together] when our kids get married,” the Valentine’s Day star explained. “We’re going to boogaloo and have a nice time. That is no longer an issue for me.”
Jennifer Garner’s Relation with Her Children
Jennifer Garner says that her children enjoy seeing her laugh. She spoke about how she lets her kids run and do sit-ups and how she couldn’t manage it when the tables were turned on her, and she was forced to work out.
“Now that my children are older, they enjoy torturing me. But they want to make me look ridiculous, which is why we have it in the film; they want me to be out in the world looking silly,’ Garner explained. “I do this with my kids that I call ‘Coach Mom,’ where I just bring them in the back yard and make them do like, twenty jumping jacks and put on loud music and make them sprint wraps around the little yard, and I make them do sit-ups and carry a plank, and you know, just for entertainment like before bed to get the last zoom out, so I do Coach Mom a lot with all of them and then one year they did Coach Kids and a lot of them did Coach Kids and a lot It was a nightmare – I was on the brink of dying!” Jennifer Garner added to the talk.
Ben Affleck Also Speaks About His Divorce from Jennifer Garner
Earlier, Ben Affleck said that his life experiences have helped him become a stronger actor. The 48-year-old actor talked candidly about the real-life events that influenced his career in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, including raising children and his divorce from his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner.
“For me, the movie was a lot more about the reality that — if it’s having lived enough years, having experienced enough ups and downs, having had children and divorce — I’m at a stage now in my life that I have some life experience to add to a role to make it very interesting for me,” Affleck said of his 2020 film The Way Back.
Those encounters, according to Affleck, helped him develop as an actor while also making his chosen career choice more appealing.
“As I’ve grown older and had more vivid and significant personal encounters, acting has become even more important to me, and as a result, I’ve become attracted to the kinds of movies that are about flawed characters,” he said.
Last year, while advertising The Way Back, Affleck talked with Diane Sawyer of Good Morning America about his sobriety and public divorce from Garner, 48.
Sawyer, 75, read aloud a public thankyou he made for his ex-wife after showing the pre-recorded interview with Affleck. “‘Thank you,’ I like to say both publicly and privately. Thank you for being a good mother and human who is compassionate, considerate, and responsible.’ “Sawyer sat down to read.
During the interview, Affleck revealed that he never wanted his addiction to lead to Garner’s divorce. He said at the time, “I didn’t want to get divorced; I didn’t want to be a divorced guy, I didn’t want to be a broken family with my children.” “It troubled me because it meant that I wasn’t who I thought I was, which was both painful and disappointing.”
Affleck has previously spoken out on his substance abuse and divorce from Jennifer Garner. “The greatest regret of my life is this breakup,” the star admitted in an interview with The New York Times.
He went on to say, “Shame is very poisonous.” “Shame has no positive side effects. It’s just a poisonous, dehumanizing sense of low self-worth and self-loathing.” “For a long time, I drank pretty normally,” he told the outlet. “When my life began to fall apart, I began to drink more and more. 2015 and 2016 were the years in question. Of course, my alcoholism worsened my marital troubles.”