Jennifer Garner has experienced a week that has involved finally opening up about her take on her very public and painful split from actor husband Ben Affleck. Fans and onlookers have waited for months to hear from either Jen or Ben on the subject of the split since they jointly announced their decision at the end of June last year. Jen finally stepped forward and was forthcoming about the relationship, how it ended, and how she has dealt with the fallout since parting from Affleck during an interview with Vanity Fair.
The perception of Jennifer Garner, until her recent interview, has always been of a beaming beauty who appears to be content and geared towards taking on roles that are suitable for a PG-13 audience. She appears to be a kind soul, right to her core, unable to speak a dishonest or nasty word about anyone. In fact, she didn’t speak ill of her ex-husband, who allegedly had an affair with the couple’s former nanny.
Garner remained a poised and truthful beauty during her interview with VF, yet she was sure to state what it was about her ex that made her decision to end things, mainly that Affleck “can cast a very long shadow,” but that he is “the love of my life.”
Garner even relayed that the nanny scandal was not at all the reason the marriage ended, seeing as the two had decided to separate long before the news broke of the alleged affair.
This all being stated, it seems as though Garner is finally experiencing her moment to shine as more than a gorgeous, bubbly being, but as a symbol of the woman with an enduring spirit, thriving and shifting to suit her newly-single state, following total hardships brought on by the difficult divorce process.
Garner has stayed strong throughout the whirlwind and media frenzy surrounding her and her family. The actress even shared that she totally shut off all media outlets to remain unaffected by what was being said about her and her family.
At the moment, it seems that Garner is in mid-transformation, ready to re-establish herself as a force in the entertainment industry as she is. The Huffington Post communicates the fact that Garner has set herself up for a new direction and image in Hollywood.
“Garner seems to have the ability to be candid without stirring the pot. She spoke openly about her marriage and separation, but you never get the sense that she’s saying anything that’s not true. Now 43, and looking absolutely amazing, Garner may have found her edge with which to launch the next phase of her acting career. There’s certainly no better time than a break-up to orchestrate a massive image transformation. There’s no doubt that this is exactly what’s on Garner’s agenda right now, and she’s definitely on top of her game.”
Recently, fans got a surprising treat when Garner read expletives out of a favorite children’s book surrounding the frustrations of parenthood. Vanity Fair relays the details about the unusual performance by the formerly PG-categorized star.
“Adam Mansbach and illustrator Ricardo Cortés published their parody children’s book Go the F*$# to Sleep, in 2011, they drew the attention of a number of celebrity readers…But what those and other celebrity readings lacked was the chipper-but-frazzled delivery of a mother on the verge. That’s exactly what Jennifer Garner delivers in this poolside reading of the best-selling book.”
Watch this video on The Scene.
Garner has remained graceful and dignified, attending the Oscars with her ex arriving at the same event. Ensuring to wear a smile and enjoy her time while having no problem joking and being lighthearted about the situation demonstrates that the actress should be viewed with admiration. She’s letting it be known that the last eight months will not deter her from being awesome in all areas of life.
Michelle Zunter puts it best via the Huffington Post that “Jennifer Garner has won the hearts of women everywhere as she struts her stuff.”
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