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People.com gives us more from Jen’s InStyle cover story!

A lot can change after nine years of marriage. Even for A-listers.

“You can’t expect to be courted all the time, and I don’t want to court him right now – I don’t have the energy!” Jennifer Garner says of husband Ben Affleck in InStyle magazine’s October cover story.

“But we’re definitely in a very mindful place where we’re making an effort to be together, do things at the same time, and be loving.”

Add three children into the mix, of course, and that further changes the dynamic.

“When we had our first [child] we had only been together a year. We were babies. It happened so fast, I hardly remember what we were like before the kids got here,” says Garner, 42, of Violet, 8½, Seraphina, 5, and Samuel, 2. “Now we’re just starting to go away for a night here and there.”

She and Affleck, 42, who has been hard at work portraying a brooding, brawny Batman, may be in sync when it comes to making time for overnight dates, but they’ve got decidedly different roles when it comes to parenting.

“I know who wants what lunch, and I’ve done all the school paperwork and filled out the emergency cards. Ben doesn’t know that stuff exists,” says Garner.

“He is in charge of laughter. No matter how much I tickle them or toss them or chase them around, it’s not the same. If I’m the slow, steady drumbeat, he’s the jazz.”

The October issue of InStyle hits newsstands Friday.

 

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InStyle.com gives a sneak peek at Jen’s cover story!

In the October issue of InStyle, on newsstands and available for digital download September 19, writer Laurie Sandell got an unprecedented peek into cover girl Jennifer Garner’s life with husband Ben Affleck and their three kids. The following is an excerpt of that insider access.

At 5:45 a.m., while most of Los Angeles still sleeps, Jennifer Garner is bustling around her open kitchen, brewing a much-needed cup of coffee. She and her husband, actor-director and soon-to-be Dark Knight Ben Affleck, share the sprawling ranch house with their kids (Violet, 8, Seraphina, 5, and Samuel, 2). A single glance around the space and you immediately understand what’s No. 1 on their list. Family photos adorn almost every surface, a pint-size backpack lies on a sofa, and the sliding glass doors that lead to the outdoor deck are covered with drawings. “Sorry things are such a mess,” Garner says, gesturing to the many art projects in progress. This is a family home.

Her trainer of more than a dozen years, Valerie Waters, leans against a kitchen counter, waiting to take her famous client (and me) through her daily workout. Clad in a faded blue sweatshirt over a gray tank top and blue leggings, Garner follows Waters out to the long, winding driveway flanked by tall trees—and more than a few tricycles. There, under the dark predawn sky, the actress warms up with a brisk walk, touching the gate that protects her hive, then returns to take a sip of coffee.

The workout proper takes place in her gym, housed in a building across the courtyard. While Garner and I are stretching inside, a figure appears in the doorway: It’s Affleck, tall and ruggedly handsome with morning stubble, wearing a gray hoodie and black nylon gym shorts, a towel slung over his shoulder. “Hey guys, can I crash your workout?” he asks before climbing onto the elliptical machine.

Garner turns to me and jokes, “How bummed are you that you thought you were just working out with me, and now you have to exercise in front of Ben Affleck?”

 

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Here is the first look at the cover story that Jen did for InStyle’s October issue!

Come October, the style set will be recovering from September’s whirlwind of trend-spotting for spring 2015 at runway shows in New York, London, Milan, and Paris. But inside the October InStyle, on newsstands and available for digital download Sept. 19, we’re telling you what to wear right now, starting with some of our favorite fall trends styled on cover girl Jennifer Garner.

The actress, up next in Disney’s adaptation of the children’s book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (in theaters Oct. 10), arrived at the shoot at a cliff-top ranch overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Carmel, Calif., wearing a Brunello Cucinelli cardigan and R13 jeans, but was soon wrapped up in some of our favorite looks for fall. On the cover, she wears layers of rich fabrics with a poncho, dress, and scarf by Burberry Prorsum (complimented by jewelry by Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. and Van Cleef & Arpels), while inside the issue, the actress transforms into an intrepid outdoors woman, donning cozy textures by Céline, Michael Kors, Stella McCartney, and more. Still, “I’m too happy to be a moody nomad all the time,” the 42-year-old told us, and between takes dropped character to chat about her three kids and a recent vacation the family—which also includes husband of nine years Ben Affleck—took with friends Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen.

Yet even ensconced in all that glamour, Garner remained true to most-loved role: mom. “You can tell Jennifer is a mother,” hairstylist Ben Skervin says. “She kept reminding me to be careful when we were working near the edge of a cliff!”

For more from Garner on balancing life with Ben, working out like a demon, and her “mom grunge” style, pick up the October issue of InStyle, on newsstands and available for digital download Friday, Sept. 19.

 

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US Magazine shares how Jen was a bit upset with Ben after he tossed her into their pool during his ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video!

The wrath of the wifey! Jennifer Garner may have adorably helped her husband Ben Affleck complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last month, but he took his wife — and her cell phone —down in the process.

As witnessed in Affleck’s video last month, Garner helped dump freezing ice water over her husband’s head — and then he grabbed her and they both fell into an adjacent pool fully clothed.

“If you drop your phone, or if your husband tosses you in the pool on the ALS Challenge,” Garner, 42, told Access Hollywood on Sunday, Sept. 7, “and you weren’t expecting it, and your phone was in your back pocket and it got killed… you have to go a day without your phone!”
Garner, who was at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival this past weekend to promote her new movie Men, Women and Children, said she was upset at first about her husband’s sneak attack. “I had a day without my phone, and at first, it was, ‘Ben, you could have told me, so I could have taken it out of my pocket,'” she recalled.

Still, Garner said there was an upside to being without a phone. “But it was so liberating not to have it and not to check it, and just be like, ‘Well, people will have to call me [at home] if they need me!'”

In her new movie, the 13 Going On 30 actress plays a strict mom who tries to curb her teenage daughter’s Internet usage and phone consumption. In real life, Garner says she’s just as strict about parenting her three kids, Violet, 8, Seraphina, 5, and Samuel, 2, and told Entertainment Tonight Canada that her little ones will not be owning cell phones “for a long time.”

Garner explained, “They don’t need it. Until I really feel the need, that’s where I’m strict. But I don’t know — I still have an 8-year-old, so I just know that I’m a long way from feeling like that’s something we need in our lives.”

The same goes with computers. “I don’t let my kids on a computer without me right there,” Garner told ET Canada. “You have to be on top of it because it would take so little for them to see something that could be an image that sticks in their head they don’t want to see.”

Both mom and dad are on board when it comes to controlling their phone and Internet usage at home. “We police each other, we police ourselves,” Garner revealed. “We just try to have guidelines and say ‘okay, we gotta… we have to… put it down, and let’s figure that out together,’ and we’re on the same page about it.”

 

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Jennifer is featured on the cover of the October issue of InStyle Magazine! I have added scans to the gallery!

Gallery Links:
Jennifer Garner Online > 2014 > October | InStyle

 

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Here is the interview from Variety Studio of the cast of Men, Women & Children.

 

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I have added two more sets of portraits that Jennifer participated in during her time in Toronto while promoting Men, Women & Children.

Gallery Links:
Jennifer Garner Online > Outtakes > 2014 > 002

 

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Jen speaks with Vanity Fair while promoting her new film at the Toronto Film Festival this past weekend and shares her thoughts about Social Media & Ben as Batman.

Are you reading this on your phone while you’re in the middle of something else? Then you’re already the subject of Jason Reitman’s Men, Women, and Children, which weaves together a series of stories about the many ways out lives are utterly consumed by the devices we own. The film stars Adam Sandler, Ansel Elgort, Judy Greer, Kaitlyn Dever, J.K. Simmons, and Jennifer Garner, who— as the mom of three kids— knows as well as anyone how tough social media can make our lives.

“It makes you feel kind of sick to your stomach,” Garner tells Krista Smith about the movie’s topics, namely the ways parenting, relationships, and everything else is influenced by our lives online. And for Garner in particular, social media buzz poses her some very specific unanswerable questions, about the member of her household about to become a superhero. “Everybody’s excited for Batman,” she admits about her husband’s big new role, while pointing out it will be another year and a half before any of us actually get to see him in the cape and cowl.