Well, now that Jennifer Aniston is married to Justin Theroux, people need a new successful actress they can pretend is completely ruined by the dissolution of her marriage to a famous man.
Enter Jennifer Garner, who ended her decade-long marriage with Ben Affleck in the summer of 2015. She’s a Jen and everything — you barely need to rewrite the headlines!
She is also an actress who is this month’s Vanity Fair cover star. Garner opened up to the magazine about her heartbreak and what’s next for her career.
Garner has two movies coming up. In Miracles from Heaven, she plays the mother of a sick child whose condition mysteriously improves after a brush with death. In Wakefield, she stars opposite Bryan Cranston in an adaptation of a Nathaniel Hawthorne short story.
The profile also features praise from collaborators including Victor Garber, Steve Carell and Jason Reitman. Her pal J.J. Abrams from Alias also discusses wanting to work with her again.
But mostly, the profile focuses on her divorce.
“I didn’t marry the big fat movie star; I married him. And I would go back and remake that decision,” Garner told Vanity Fair. “I ran down the beach to him, and I would again. You can’t have these three babies and so much of what we had. He’s the love of my life.”
According to Garner, the couple separated before she found out about Affleck’s relationship with their children’s nanny. The experience was painful, but she doesn’t want that to get in the way of them working to be the best parents they can be to their children.
Her single life could free up some time for her and J.J. to reunite for Star Wars. Garner’s going to be fine.