Tonight Jennifer arrived on the red carpet at the Academy Awards. She looked beautiful in a stunning black gown by Atelier Versace which Jen coordinated with sandals by Rene Caovilla.
– Jennifer Garner Online > 2016 > February 28 | The Academy Awards
Jennifer is featured on the cover of the new issue of Vanity Fair magazine. In the feature she talks about her her new film, her children, and opens up about her divorce from Ben.
The silent center of a tabloid hurricane, Jennifer Garner is finally speaking out. With the lead in this month’s “Miracles from Heaven”, she talks about breaking up with Ben Affleck, dealing with the pain, and keeping her kids and career in focus.
In an unassuming Italian restaurant in Santa Monica, I wait for Jennifer Garner. You’ve seen thousands of photographs of her: jeans, sweater, thick chestnut locks swept up in a ponytail—the definition of what it is to be California casual. This native West Virginian’s relaxed, unpretentious style has made her arguably one of the most respected public mothers in America and still a draw at the box office.
Her walk is brisk and to the point as she joins me at a table in the back. She lives up to expectations—flawless skin, no makeup, big smile. This is one of her favorite places; the busboy even asks how the children are. The reason she was a few minutes late: “I didn’t think I was nervous, but then I realized I was at the wrong restaurant.”
It’s been a “year of wine,” as the 43-year-old actress describes it, laughing. Late last June, after their children (Violet, 10, Seraphina, 7, and Sam, 4) were finished with the school year, Garner and her husband, Ben Affleck, announced their plan to divorce one day after their 10th anniversary—an eternity for most Hollywood marriages. A month later, plastered over the tabloids and gossip sites, came reports that Affleck was having an affair with the family nanny, 28-year-old Christine Ouzounian, something his camp adamantly denies. It’s a mother and wife’s nightmare. (After a few inappropriate Instagram moments, the nanny has since dissolved into the background.)
“When I can’t sleep—and I am not someone who typically has that problem, but I really have in the last year—and I need something to switch my brain off, it has been Tina Fey and Amy Poehler,” Garner says. “God bless those girls. I used to think I would never watch television on my phone, but there I am, because I am sleeping next to my daughter.” Garner tells me she and Violet have become temporary roommates. “I’m happy to have her; she’s happy to have me.”
We live in a visual world, where a picture paints a thousand words. Millions of people had grown accustomed to seeing photos of this family to the point where we felt we knew them and their daily routines: getting coffee, going to the farmers’ market, working out, dropping the kids off at school. The combination of the two movie stars and their perfect family was both tabloid gold and aspirational ideal. After all, Garner and Affleck were a glamorous version of normal that almost defied believability. “It was a real marriage,” Garner tells me. “It wasn’t for the cameras. And it was a huge priority for me to stay in it. And that did not work.”
Now to end on what the gossip pages call “nannygate”—it’s all so unsavory and such a cliché. “Let me just tell you something,” Garner says. “We had been separated for months before I ever heard about the nanny. She had nothing to do with our decision to divorce. She was not a part of the equation. Bad judgment? Yes. It’s not great for your kids for [a nanny] to disappear from their lives.” Months later, she’s still assessing the damage. “I have had to have conversations about the meaning of ‘scandal,’ ” she says, with her children.
Jennifer along with Christy Beam were interviewed by Fox 4 in Dallas, Texas. Christy is whom the story is about. She is the author of the book which inspired this film. Jennifer talks about why she decided to take on this role and Christy shares about her feelings on Jennifer playing the part.
I have added images of Jen at the Dallas premiere of her new film Miracles from Heaven. While there she also attended a Q&A to discuss the film.
– Jennifer Garner Online > 2016 > February 21 | Miracles From Heaven Premiere In Dallas
– Jennifer Garner Online > 2016 > February 21 | Miracles From Heaven Premiere In Dallas – Presentation
As we are getting closer to the release of Jen’s film Miracles from Heaven production stills are being released. I have added some new ones to the gallery.
– Jennifer Garner Online > 2016 | Miracles From Heaven
Found a bunch of new stills from Jennifer’s film “Catch and Release” that she filmed back in 2006 where she starred as Grey.
US Weekly talked with Jennifer about her hairstylist Adir Abergel that she presented an award to last night.
Mom hair, don’t care! Jennifer Garner admitted to having “mom-chic” hair while presenting an award to her hairstylist of 15 years — Adir Abergel — at the first-ever Marie Claire Image Maker Awards at Chateau Marmont in L.A. on Tuesday, January 12.
Although Garner, 43, was blown away by the roped braid Abergel created for Rooney Mara at the 2016 Golden Globes, she has faith he’d never take such risks on her own head. “I have no funk. It would not go,” the Miracles from Heaven star said. “But he knows that. And he knows how to give me mussed-up, undone mom-chic. He gets me. He gets my hair.”
Abergel, who works with Reese Witherspoon and Anne Hathaway, also knows how to give Garner, who split from Ben Affleck in July, confidence. “When all is said and done, and he’s sprayed you into place, you kind of look in the mirror and go, ‘Ah, wow. Thank you. Oh, that’s lovely. I wish I had a date!'”
Garner raves about Abergel’s professional talents, but it’s his friendship that she counts on the most. “[When] all else fails, like the bottom drops out of your life, you call Adir,” she explained.
Throughout the festivities, an insider tells Us Weekly, Garner looked happier than ever and was absolutely radiant in her platform heels and silver Prada dress. “She couldn’t stop smiling as she chatted with girlfriends at the party,” they observed.
Last night Jennifer attended Marie Claire’s inaugural Image Maker Awards. She wore a beautiful blue Prada dress to the event. Jennifer presented an award to her hairstylist Adir Abergel.
– Jennifer Garner Online > 2016 > January 12 | Marie Claire’s Image Maker Awards
– Jennifer Garner Online > 2016 > January 12 | Marie Claire’s Image Maker Awards – Inside
– Jennifer Garner Online > 2016 > January 12 | Marie Claire’s Image Maker Awards – Ceremony