Jen Garner: I would do anything for Ben
December 14th, 2011
09:01 AM ET

Jen Garner: I would do anything for Ben

Jennifer Garner gushes adorably about husband Ben Affleck in InStyle’s January 2012 issue.

The 39-year-old actress, now pregnant with baby No. 3, looks fabulous on the cover. Unfortunately, she has some doubts about her mom-to-be body.

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“I wish I was one of those cute pregnant girls who wear skinny jeans throughout their pregnancies,” Garner tells InStyle. “But I just gain weight. I’m trying really hard to be mindful, but when I’m making the kids mac and cheese, I want it badly.”

She also doesn’t seem to care for husband Ben’s advice. “He says to me, ‘Just don’t have it.' I tell him, ‘I will come at your throat if you say, 'Don’t have it!’”

Despite humorous mac and cheese disputes, Garner says her seven-year relationship with Affleck - with whom she has daughter Violet, 6, and Seraphina, who turns 3 next month - is going strong: “We both know we couldn’t do what we do without each other.”

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The actress reveals that appreciation is a big part of her successful marriage. “Ben always says, ‘If you love it, we can make it happen.’ … He has been amazing at finding ways of telling me how much he appreciates what I do. Honestly, I would do anything for that man, because I know it’s not taken for granted.”

She’d do anything for Ben, but she's not a pushover! The “Butter” star says her therapist has helped her to learn how to fight when she needs to.

“She kicked a little bit of the Southern girl out of me,” the actress shares. “She helped me to take charge a bit more, to not be so passive. She taught me to fight. I didn’t know how…. Ben and I aren’t big fighters. But there are times you have to have a hard talk. That’s a conversation I couldn’t have before. But now I can talk frankly in a way I couldn’t do—that’s pretty major.”

soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. AJ

    Why do we need to make people's mental health lives part of public news? her therapist should be her private business that shouldn't have been published.

    January 11, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Purple Elf

    Kudos to Jen and Ben for making their marriage work!

    December 14, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  3. @ lol

    enjoys get c.u.m shots n big blk d!ck in a5$ cuz enjoys that

    December 14, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  4. sthrnbelle

    Girls rule... Boys drool...

    December 14, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  5. all women

    in general always makes their feelings known because they never know when to stfu. U can tell some on here like u two above.

    December 14, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  6. From the South

    Ummm.....what part of the south is she from? Almost every southern woman I have ever known has NO problem letting her feelings be known. Myself included!

    December 14, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  7. lol

    Grow a pair jennifer, u dont need a therapist for that. Sheesh !

    December 14, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
    • melvinslizard

      Ummm, Jenn's got a very nice pair, thank you very much 😉 ... and, if she'll do whatever Ben says, then tell her Ben said to CALL ME!! 8^)

      December 20, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |

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