Jen's Second Chance: I Haven't Given Up On Love
New Zealand Woman's Weekly|April 12, 2021
The actress has come through heartache with flying colours

There’s no denying Jennifer Garner is a class act. For the past 15 years, she’s juggled a successful showbiz career with raising three children – and when her marriage to Ben Affleck spectacularly crumbled amid headlines of his cheating, she kept calm and carried on for the sake of the kids.

Now, six years since her marriage imploded, the 48-year-old Peppermint star is still resolutely loyal to her ex.

“People are in awe of him,” says Jennifer of the Argo actor, also 48. “He’s done incredible things. He’s six-four, he’s… him, and people treat him with a kind of reverence.”

Despite the heartache of finalising her divorce from Ben in 2018 – something the actor himself has since called “the biggest regret of my life” – Jennifer has continued to support him through a series of relapses that have seen him checking back into rehab.

“Going through it in public is not what’s hard,” she says of the difficult times her family has faced since 2015. “Going through it is what’s hard.”

Throughout it all, Jennifer’s biggest concern has always been for her brood, Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Sam, nine.

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