Jennifer Garner seems like a pretty private celebrity most of the time, so the Internet is in love with her new interview in March's Vanity Fair, in which she talks about her divorce from Gone Girl villain Ben Affleck. (He was the villain of that movie, right? That's the right reading of that movie?) She even addresses THE NANNY he was maybe cuckolding her with (allegedly).
The lovely actress said that her time post-Bennifer has been a "year of wine." "It was a real marriage," she said. "It wasn't for the cameras. And it was a huge priority for me to stay in it. And that did not work."
That's so sad! Don't you just want to reach out to Garner, hug her, and tell her that someday, she'll find another role that rewards her appealing mix of strength and vulnerability like Juno, Alias, and 13 Going on 30 did?
As for the nanny:
Let me just tell you something. We had been separated for months before I ever heard about the nanny. She had nothing to do with our decision to divorce. She was not a part of the equation. Bad judgment? Yes. It’s not great for your kids for [a nanny] to disappear from their lives.
That comes close to a confirmation that Ben Affleck was cheating on her with the nanny (something he still denies, according to Vanity Fair) without saying it outright. Tactful as f*ck, Elektra!
Still, Garner and Affleck are apparently still very close, which is kind of sweet (he even still lives on the same property as her—in the guest house). She called him "the love of my life," and said that if she had to go back in time, she'd still marry him. She explained:
It’s not Ben’s job to make me happy. The main thing is these kids—and we’re completely in line with what we hope for them. Sure, I lost the dream of dancing with my husband at my daughter’s wedding. But you should see their faces when he walks through the door. And if you see your kids love someone so purely and wholly, then you’re going to be friends with that person.
But she still made fun of his horrible phoenix tattoo. "You know what we would say in my hometown about that? 'Bless his heart.' A phoenix rising from the ashes. Am I the ashes in this scenario? I take umbrage. I refuse to be the ashes."
It's important to note that Garner is from West Virginia, where "Bless his heart" translates to "f*ck you."