Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck celebrate their 5-year anniversary

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Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck just celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary. For the momentous event, they went out to dinner, just the two of them. These are photos of them leaving the restaurant. CB noticed that Jennifer seems to be wearing the gigantic diamond ring that Ben bought her last year.

Here’s a question: did you think they would make it this far? I didn’t. I honestly thought Ben’s self-destructive nature would win out, and he would send this marriage down in flames. I thought he was too damaged from Jennifer Lopez to jump right into another long-term commitment. I also thought it probably wasn’t the best idea for Jennifer Garner to get pregnant like two seconds into their relationship and then run off and get married. But I guess this shows, sometimes shotgun marriages do work out, and they can be very happy.

Although they don’t look all that happy in these photos. That could be because they’re being photographed, and they don’t like the paparazzi. Or it could be that Jennifer’s hair is really bothering her, because she seems way more into her hair than her husband. Maybe I’m just overanalyzing (I do that). Do you think Ben and Jennifer will make it another five years? Or are they already white-knuckling it?

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Jennifer and Ben on June 28, 2010. Credit: BauerGriffinOnline.

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  1. Lisa Turtle says:

    I think it’s incredibly odd that this couple gets lauded for being “great parents” and their relationship is celebrated, but the Jolie-Pitts get attacked incessantly in the press for their family & relationship.

    When Ben & Jen met she was married to someone else and he was engaged to someone else. They started a relationship and two seconds later she was pregnant.

    Is it because nobody cares about Scott Foley? Is it because Jennifer Lopez moved on and had a family of her own? Is it because Jennifer Garner is so good at portaying herself as a whitewashed All-American soccer mom?

    Anyway, I don’t think these two will make it another 5 years. Frankly, I think Jennifer Garner is a type A personality and I think Ben Affleck is a basket case and still struggling with his demons (booze, coke, gambling, hookers).

    I see them going the way of Reese & Ryan Phillipe.

  2. bite me says:

    lisa turtle, bravo

  3. denise says:

    Ben and Jen seem to be not married to each other. SHe is always alone with her kids, like a single parent. Ben does’nt seem to be such a good husband.

  4. mln says:

    I hate speculating on anyones’ marraige because there are only two people who really know what is going on.

    So eventhough I am not a fan of either one I’ll say congrats.

  5. e says:

    Yep I agree that they don’t look happy and probably won’t make it another 5 unless she gets knocked up again. She also looks like she got lip injections?

  6. JJ says:

    The camera flash looks incredibly bright. I can’t imagine I’d look happy with that thing in my face, either.

  7. pooky says:

    “I think it’s incredibly odd that this couple gets lauded for being “great parents””.

    That’s probably because every photo of Violet has her with a big, beaming smile on her face, whereas the JP kids quite often look miserable as heck!

  8. Alliehandra says:

    They appear to have strong family values. Ben has really settled down since being marrieed. I see them having one more baby and staying together for several more years at least. Jennifer looks nice here. I love it when she dresses up as she is very pretty. Need to see more of this kind of look. What’s with the JP kids looking miserable? Every time I see them in photos they are jumping up and down, happy as larks…WTF?

  9. Lisa Turtle says:

    @ pooky

    Oh please! All of the candid pictures I have seen of the JPs the kids are smiling and seem completely happy. Anyway, you missed my point entirely. I’m not saying that the Garflecks are bad parents, I’m saying there is hypocrisy in the media coverage of these 2 families that were started in very similar ways. Garner is just as much of a “home wrecker” as Angelina, but she is NEVER portrayed as such in the tabloids. Why is that?

    For the record the little Afflecks and Jolie-Pitts are adorable and all seem to be very happy kids.

  10. Lizzard says:

    I don’t quite remember their romance starting before they were apart from their significant others. I thought JLo broke up with Ben because she was moving on with Marc and he didn’t like all the attention the two of them were getting, and I thought Jen just out-grew Scott once she became a bigger star. I thought they had met on the movie and decided to get together after all of that happened, but maybe that’s just my memory of it or how the media portrayed it. They’ve always portrayed Angie and Brad as the scandalous couple, even though I don’t think it matters really.

    Congrats to Ben and Jen! I really hope they make it way more than 5 years, they make adoreable babies together…

  11. snowball says:

    When these two started off, I thought they were actually a perfect sort of match for each other. He was disastrously paired with JLo, she was totally not his type. Sorry, but anyone looking at Foley could see he wasn’t her type either, he was a cocker spaniel and she needed a big labrador. Can’t explain it, but I dated some of those too. He needed her more than she needed him.

    JA maybe has a bad rap because she managed to break up more than one home, eh? Laura Dern, anyone?

    But @denise is right. Lately, it’s her and the kids and he’s off doing whatever it is he does. They were great until it came time to have the one thing he said he always wanted, a family. Then boom, he was gone. He seems good with the kids, just not so good as a family unit guy.

    Those kids look tremendously happy though, so they’re obviously doing something right. She looks like a terrific mom. I hate to see any family break up, so congrats on the 5th.

    I just have a bad feeling about them.

  12. Eileen Yover says:

    Lisa Turtle: I don’t attack the Pitt-Jolie family, or care for that matter… but you’re comparing apples to oranges.

    Take jolie who months before adopting bragged to the press about f#cking in limos on the way to award ceremonies, wearing blood around her neck and hooking up with just about every leading man she’s worked with including the married ones.

    Take Garner who had one affair, never talked about it and certainly didn’t advertise it. Constantly photographed taking her kids to the park, get ice cream and grocery shopping like any normal family would.

    I don’t see how the Jolie-Pitts can be brought up in this thread at all. What the hell is the point?

  13. Hautie says:

    Oh yea, they are white-knuckling it.

    I recall Garner left her husband for Michael Vartan.

    Then she suddenly dumped him when Affleck became single and went chasing after him. It seems like Vartan was left heart broken. And then had to continue to work with her on that show.

    So I tend to believe Garner is very astute in hiring the correct PR person to get it handled. She has been able to be very cavalier in her relationships, without any of the negative being tossed back on her.

    So no I don’t think they would have ever been married… or still married… had she not injected two children into the mix.

  14. bite me says:

    JA is the only person without children , so she doesn’t count :D this thread is going to be fun :D

  15. kismet says:

    she looks pretty preggo in these pics, don’t you think?

  16. Liana says:

    Congrats to them on 5 years of marriage. I will not speculate on how happy or unhappy they are, because you cannot tell happiness from a few photos. I’m sure there will be photos of me on my wedding day (T minus 2 days and counting) where I look unhappy – nobody has permasmile, after all. I can only say that I have seen them around out alone together and with their children, and they look happy. I wish them luck and continued happiness.

    And as for the Angelina/Brad good parents thing – I think they are good parents. Their kids look happy and normal most of the time, too.

  17. sharylmj says:

    Love them, love their sweet girls.. GO Ben and Jennifer.. you guys rock!! I hope you have a long and happy marriage!!

  18. mln says:

    actually Jenn had an affair on her first husband Scott Foley with her co-star Michael Vartan .
    She then dumped MV for Ben so yeah she is a two timer just like other actor in the world. But like I said I wish her well

  19. Ogechi says:

    CONGRATS to them. God bless and many more years.

  20. Lulu says:

    They look thrilled to be together, as usual.

  21. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    Jennifer Lopez didn’t damage Ben, Ben was a p*ssy and couldn’t handle their lifestyle. Jen Garner always had a hard on for Ben, watch old interviews of when she worked with him on Daredevil. Bitch was “smitten” and wanted his jock pretty much. I think she wanted him since Pearl Harbor to be honest. They don’t look happy to me. I remember Ben used to grin like an idiot when he was with Jennifer Lopez, but whatever their kids are adorable. Idk if they are happy, I hope for their babies sake they are happy.

  22. julie says:

    i’m not one to speculate on a marriage i know nothing about. no, they do not look happy here but that’s probably due to the fact that the person taking the picture seems to be right in front of them. i’d be angry too if i was trying to walk and someone was in my face with a camera flashing bright lights at me.

  23. bellaluna says:

    Congrats to them! I think they’re good together, and for one another. Today is our 9th wedding anniversary, and we’re happier now than we were earlier in our marriage.

    Technically, Ben & Jen met when they worked together on “Pearl Harbor” (2001) so unless that’s the movie everyone is talking about, I must be confused.

  24. qb says:

    I think they are perfect for each other , they both have that simple, laid back vibe.

    Plus to me it was clear that he was completely uncomfortable when he was with JLO and he was being paraded around town , JLO loved the glitz and Glamor and Ben appears not to like them as much.

  25. Atticus says:

    I like them together and hope they make it. If they seem strained now, it wouldn’t surprise me. I’m in a similar phase of my life – two spouses who work full time (outside of the home – staying at home with kids is still full time work, in my opinion), two little kids who need a lot of attention and care..it is a tough phase of life. Doesn’t mean I’m getting divorced tomorrow, just means it’s life. And that’s without the constant presence of paparazzi or strangers on blogs ripping my personal choices apart and creating false storylines about my life.

    I hope Ben and Jen make it. And I hope Brad and Angelina do, too. And Tom and Katie and every other couple, celeb or not. I like celeb gossip as much as the next person but it’s not much fun when the general feeling out there is to wish for the demise of other people’s relationships.

  26. Lara says:

    Well said, Atticus.

  27. mln says:

    Atticus you get a standing ovation
    Good luck to you and your family

  28. Kim says:

    Atticus
    That is the most sensible, smart and fair comment I’ve read in a long time not only re this couple’s relationship but the others you mentioned as well. Point is nobody knows what is really going on between Ben and Jen, we assume from the pics we see that they are either miserable with each other or it’s a planned photo op staged to put rumors to rest. They can’t win, and truthfully I really doubt they know or care about what all of us “armchair psycholigists” think anyway. Good luck to them. And Kaiser, don’t believe everything you read, you of all people should know this.

  29. Chris says:

    I just never believed he was that into her, still don’t. She obviously is crazy about him. He rarely speaks of her and when he does he is so blah. I think she works her butt off to keep them together.

    I think he married her to repair his image after the JLo fiasco. I am sure he loves her and the kids but he just doesn’t seem that excited about it.

    Garner left Foley for her costar Michael Vartan, not Ben.

  30. DoMaJoReMc says:

    @bellaluna: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! : )

    Ben seems to be very detached and Jen seems to be a little on the sad side. But hey, I wouldn’t want flashbulbs in my face and my personal life (because it’s SO exciting HaHa!) scrutinized 24/7. I hope they ARE happy and fool us all! BTW, if she IS pregnant, I really hope it’s a boy!

  31. Emma says:

    5 years? Isn’t that like, 30 years in Hollywood-Years? Congrats to them. They seem like a sweet couple.

  32. Cinderella says:

    Not the happiest anniversary pictures I’ve ever seen in my life…but I hope that whatever they do as a couple, they keep doing the great job they’re doing with Violet and little Seraphina.

  33. rrrca says:

    @lisa turtle: jennifer wasn’t with scott foley when she started with ben, michael vartan was her boyfriend after that marriage (or during, whatever). just sayin’…

  34. popcorny says:

    No congrats coming from me.
    I think he’s been cheating on her for a while now -and I don’t think they’re happy but, rather, are just keeping appearances up to save face (and commercial appeal) as long as he keeps his philandering out of the headlines.
    And if Ted C.’s articles are as about them as they seem, then honey isn’t just “competing” with other chicks …

  35. Amy says:

    It’s pretty obvious they aren’t looking happy because they have bright flashes from the paps’ cameras in their faces. Look how dark it is behind them. They probably can’t see anything as they’re being blinded by the flashes. I would look grumpy too.

    I thought Jen was single when she finally hooked up with Ben for real. Anyways I don’t think we should feel too bad for any of their exes, they’ve all moved on, including Michael Vartan (he is engaged now). I hope these two last, I really like them together.

  36. Mistral says:

    That’s nice. Hope they make it to a 65th. Their kids are very cute.

  37. mrsodie2 says:

    I have always loved Jennifer Garner, even when she was Felicity’s romantic rival for the love of Noel. I think Ben Affleck has a lot of baggage and I wonder about his ability to be a good husband. Five years is not that long as far as marriage goes, but I guess it is long for a double celeb marriage. She sure doesn’t look pregnant, does she.

    They both look like they don’t want to be photographed. I’m sure their date was lovely.

  38. Tia C says:

    And the award for Most Boring Couple in Hollywood goes to …. them.

  39. Atticus says:

    Thanks, mln – and thanks to you, too, lara and kim!

  40. Kris says:

    Looks more like PR than a happy marriage. Thanks to their publicists first People magazine had a whole article about their 5 year happy marriage followed by rare pictures of Ben at the park with the family, the only time you ever see Ben is when he has a movie coming out and now these pictures of them out celebrating 5 years of marriage and the paparazzi just happened to be there.

  41. Lulu says:

    When you’re happy, it shows.

  42. lisa says:

    I don’t judge these shots as proof of anything. There are paps in front of them taking pics and screaming their names. ONLY people that would smile and laugh are those out for fame. I saw some early pics of them at the beginning of their relationship at another site, can’t recall.. but they were so giddy together. He looked at her like he could just melt..and she did the same to him. I have not seen them that way before. Even in moments when the camera are far away. but maybe they just don’t like PDA. I think Ben wants to go into Politic one day. Jennifer has upped her Charity work and so has he. I think she looks and act the way a Political wife does.. “perfect kids” “perfect mom”.

    I am not prejudging just going on what I have seen from Ben and what he says in interviews. Ben has become Vanilla. Matt Damon was always more low key, but not Ben.. so yes I think there is an agenda. That being said.. I agree with Atticus.. I hope their marriage works. I don’t understand people creaming themselves wanting CERTAIN COUPLES to break up. That is all kinds of sick.

  43. Darlene says:

    How many times have we seen *happy* photos of celebrity couples and the next couple weeks (days) they annouce a separation?

    Ben and Jen work hard (even at premieres and other red carpet events) to keep their relationship tabloid free. They have both stated this is done to keep paps from getting the *money shots* they need for gossips rags and internet blogs. Harder to do when out with your kids. Jen tries to keep them anxiety free and usually succeeds however Ben struggles to do so, he get very hostile where his kids are concerned as they did not sign up for the notoriety. They are innocent kids and their privacy should not compromised. Congrats to them and may they share many good years together.

  44. Hugh Betchya says:

    I am not giving them the benefit of the doubt due to paparazzi… if they didn’t want the attention they wouldn’t be walking on the sidewalk, they would have found a more discreet way to either enter or exit the restaurant. They probably are required by their PR flacks to take this “walk of affirmation” on this day, to alleviate rumors and show a united front.

    Too bad they couldn’t try and enjoy this scripted and staged moment a little more convincingly; they are actors after all!

  45. Grace says:

    @LisaTurtle: I can’t speak for those who think that they’re wonderful parents because I’m not one of them. I’ve read way too many autobiograpies written by grown children of celebrities to believe that a celebrity is automatically a great parent just because they appear to be a decent parent while in public.

    But I had no idea that she was still married when she took up with Ben. I didn’t pay any attention to her until she had a kid and daily pictures of her appeared on nearly every gossip site (which I still don’t understand because I think she’s boring) and I never paid much attention to Ben until he began to make a gigantic fool of himself on a daily basis while with Jennifer Lopez. Perhaps others who praise her are unaware of that as well. Or maybe they’re just simpletons who will praise anyone who cranks out a kid and appears to not be beating it.

  46. Tiffany says:

    Let me see if I understand this:

    It was practically pulling teeth to get an announcement of the marriage and the first pregancy.

    Constantly talking about paparazzi and keeping them at a distance.

    No one would have know it was their anniversary unless one of their people, I am banking in Garner, tipped off the press to the date.

    I’m sorry, but of all the celebrity relationships out there, no one follows the wedding date of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.

    This woman knows how the play the game and if she would be more honest about, I might believe the things that come out of her mouth.

  47. Darlene says:

    I think it so sad that this couple in trying so hard to stay off the front pages of tabloids and gossip sites have in fact ended up being put there for the all the wrong reasons. Highy publicized couples who tell all always wind up on these formats because of their so-called hot and heavy romances but because Ben and Jen seem to run away that sort of thing and by doing do managed to keep things private, stories about them have been spiraled out of control and speculated to the nth degree. So sad really.

    It is true that mystery always involves intrigue and will always be a source of interest. What we don’t know about will surely make or break us. They both have a lot of enemies from all camps (Vartan, Lopez, Foley, Alias & etc) and somebody always manages to claim no interest in them but they are always the subject of heated debates. These two have been put on the list of one of the most talked about Hollywood couples and I would love to read a tell-all book about them one day.

    Having said that, I am truly pulling for them and hope that they stand the test of time. Good look and happy anniversay to them!

  48. Liana says:

    How DARE they walk on the sidewalk? The horror of it all. And you would be surprised what information about celebrities is available. I mean, there’s this thing called Google, it’s one of them thar newfangled search engine thingamabobs and with a couple of clicks, someone can find out pretty much anything they want to about you. And tabloids have all this information at their disposal. On any given date, they simply look at their database, see what’s going on, who has a birthday, who has an anniversary, then send out their photogs to get a shot for the occasion. No one has to tip them off.

  49. Lou says:

    Once and for sll, Jen was SINGLE when she got together with Ben Affleck. She had been casually dating Vartan before that (briefly) but it wasn’t serious. They in fact broke up several times according to the gossip rags at the time then she got together with her old co-star when Ben cameoed on Electra. Their relationship had nothing of the scandal that was Jolie. No husband stealing there! I think they are doing the opposite of trying to publicize their relationship, they have kept it low key from the beginning although I disagree that Ben is never seen with his family – in fact he is seen WAY more than any other celebrity father with his children, other than maybe Hugh Jackman who is out there being papped constantly I in fact don’t think they care about “strangers on blogs ripping my personal choices apart and creating false storylines about my life.” so more power to them. They keep it real! Hope they are together another 65!

  50. I hate catchy names like Hugh Betcha says:

    Jennifer was divorced long before she and Ben got together, and Jennifer Lopez was too much of a diva for him. I don’t believe their exes are “enemies”. Garner and Affleck are perfectly suited for each other, and try to keep their children as normal as possible and not treating them like props(i.e., no designer labels or fancy premieres, a la the Katie Holmes and Tom Mapother or the Jolie-Pitts). Have you seen Ben yell at the paparazzi for trying to talk to his children?? He and Jenn are very involved parents, and show their generosity by being involved in charitable organizations which are close to their hearts. They are great partners, and whether their marriage lasts is not for us to decide.

  51. Nuharoo says:

    “s it because nobody cares about Scott Foley? Is it because Jennifer Lopez moved on and had a family of her own? Is it because Jennifer Garner is so good at portaying herself as a whitewashed All-American soccer mom?”

    Exactly. She pulls the “Gee Golly Snickledooders” act quite well. She’s more concerned with appearances and knows what America wants.

    “Anyway, I don’t think these two will make it another 5 years. Frankly, I think Jennifer Garner is a type A personality”

    Perhaps not, but that doesn’t make it his fault entirely.

    “I think Ben Affleck is a basket case and still struggling with his demons (booze, coke, gambling, hookers).”

    How do you know he does drugs and hookers? Just because he isn’t in the press playing at being “perfect Dad” does not mean that he isn’t working and doing well enough. He’s just not worried about appearances. He’s likely a great Dad and loving, just not for the cameras. He doesn’t make the press his life.

    He might not be Type-A, but that doesn’t’ make him a bad person.

    “see them going the way of Reese & Ryan Phillipe.”

    I just hope he isn’t accused of adultery.

  52. armstrong says:

    Excuse me… Jennifer Garner ended her marriage way before she went with Ben Affleck. She divorced Scott Foley, and was with Michael Vartan… then BAffleck

  53. I hate catchy names like Hugh Betcha says:

    Garner is more concerned with appearances?? Have you SEEN Jennifer Lopez????? I remember seeing Ben take Lopez to a baseball game…she wore a fur coat and filed her nails the entire time. No joke! Ben takes his wife to a baseball game, and she will wear her glasses and write down box scores. I’m just saying.

  54. Sticky Wicket says:

    Ask Ben about a certain 29 year-old woman named Samantha Pierson and watch the color drain from his face.

  55. el polacko says:

    couples who have been together for five years do not hold hands unless they are in a phony relationship that is geared toward publicity cameras. i don’t care how many children they have, allegedly, had together..she is a beard and ben is the gayest, and saddest, person on earth. cary grant redux, without the talent.

  56. Missfit says:

    Well everyone made a good point. It’s hard to know. But ya, I see her out in public more with the kids, than he is. I mean in pics, not real life,lol and he has gone out with the kids with her, just rarely, she’s more out there with them. I agree with Atticus though, that’s life. I am a stay at home mom myself with my kids and my husband works. It’s stressful and when we are out and about, we bicker alot, so we don’t look all “happy” or sunshines and daisies all the time or anything. We don’t have lots of time alone, we always go somewhere with the kids, so it’s stressful, but then the next minute we talk like nothing. That’s just how it is, no relationship is perfect, everyone argues and what not. I try to make the best of it. And I even hate when people having a staring problem, so I’ll get pissed and I’ll get claustrophobic with crowds. So I can imagine if it were paps up my ass, I’d be pissed too. However, she doesn’t seem to mind in the day time with her kids, so I don’t know. I’d still hate paps taking pics of my kids, I’d get all Linda Blair on them too about it, if they were too close to my babies. I would be holding on to my hubby’s hand too out at night, with nosy people taking our pics, cause I’d feel safer with him holding my hand and leading the way, but that’s just me. And no, we don’t always hold hands either, but I would to feel safe.

  57. Liana says:

    couples who have been together for five years do not hold hands unless they are in a phony relationship that is geared toward publicity cameras.
    ________________

    I’ll be sure to tell my parents that. They’ve been together 36 years (married for 33) and still hold hands. I’m now devastated that it’s apparently all a sham.

  58. Mia says:

    Helps that he left one A list Jennifer at the altar (and J-Lo wanted him baaaad) and hopped into bed with another A list Jennifer.

    Afleck could get confused by a new name, and it was best for all of us he didn’t have to learn one.

    That said, how many women would want to follow right after a big butted woman in their same profession, with their same name? It’s really quite weird.

  59. serena says:

    I hope so. I like them together.

  60. Kris says:

    Samantha who? Don’t tell me he knocked her up too LOL! So that’s what he was doing in California while his wife was away in Louisiana working.

  61. Liana says:

    Like someone said above, it’s really sad how many people appear to be hoping this marriage (and the marriages and relationships of others) fails.

  62. Kali says:

    @polacko – couples who have been together 5 years don’t hold hands? According to who? I’ve been with my husband for 7 years and we still hold hands while walking down the street.

    I hope Ben and Jen make it another 5 years. They seem like nice people and they don’t deserve all of the negative attention. I agree that celebrity’s kids definitely don’t deserve being followed around either.

  63. 777 says:

    Bravo!DARLENE.I agree with what you said.

    There are 62 replies to mostly people who claim to hate them but can’t stop talkING about them ..LMAO!This just proves how retarded haters are.I don’t like Paris Hilton or Lindsey Lohan but I wouldn’t waste mine time talking about them.hy would you?Which makes me think this is about jealously.So all you haters{Vartan fans ,JLo lovers, Brangelina freaks…)
    KEEP ON YAPPING BECAUSE IT ONLY MAKES YOU LOOK LIKE FOOLS AND MAKES JEN AND BEN LOOK BETTER ;-)

  64. Lisa says:

    For whatever reason, and maybe we should do an online poll, this couple is facinating to a lot of people, even though they say they are “phony” or “cant act” or “cant dress” or whatever I agree, I don’t care about Angelina, and think she’s a home wrecker and a phony, so I NEVER bother getting on any website about her. WHy these haters like Liana and Lisa Turtle cant help themselves about having to comment on her is beyond MY comprehension.

  65. Lisa says:

    I meant they can’t help but comment on Jennifer

  66. Milli says:

    Angie is so scndalized in the media because she is so fascinating to talk about! She has that extra allure, the IT and very sexy factor going on there that no other in Hollywood matches up to. Jen Garner is pretty, but she is like vanilla, oatmeal type, not interesting. So no matter how slutty women like Jen Garner or Jen Aniston are, no matter how many guys they sleep with, its not interesting. Jolie is the mysterious one. And scandals suit her, it adds to her persona.

  67. Liana says:

    WHy these haters like Liana and Lisa Turtle cant help themselves about having to comment on her is beyond MY comprehension.
    ______________

    um, Lisa, I am not a hater. Apparently, READING is beyond your comprehension. Find me ONE post where I have said ANYTHING negative about Jennifer Garner. I happen to be a HUGE fan of her.

    Here are my posts in this thread. How, based on these, am I ANY kind of a hater? You really owe me an apology for singling me out for something that I absolutely have not done.
    ______________________

    (my last post) Like someone said above, it’s really sad how many people appear to be hoping this marriage (and the marriages and relationships of others) fails (actually agreed with YOU there, Lisa).

    ***

    I’ll be sure to tell my parents that. They’ve been together 36 years (married for 33) and still hold hands. I’m now devastated that it’s apparently all a sham (sarcasm on the comment that people married for 5 years don’t hold hands).

    ***

    How DARE they walk on the sidewalk? The horror of it all. And you would be surprised what information about celebrities is available. I mean, there’s this thing called Google, it’s one of them thar newfangled search engine thingamabobs and with a couple of clicks, someone can find out pretty much anything they want to about you. And tabloids have all this information at their disposal. On any given date, they simply look at their database, see what’s going on, who has a birthday, who has an anniversary, then send out their photogs to get a shot for the occasion. No one has to tip them off. (heavy sarcasm about the fact that someone said they shouldn’t be walking on the sidewalk if they don’t want attention and that they are not the people who tip off the paps)

    ***

    (my first post) Congrats to them on 5 years of marriage. I will not speculate on how happy or unhappy they are, because you cannot tell happiness from a few photos. I’m sure there will be photos of me on my wedding day (T minus 2 days and counting) where I look unhappy – nobody has permasmile, after all. I can only say that I have seen them around out alone together and with their children, and they look happy. I wish them luck and continued happiness. (defending the fact that they’re not happy smiling in the photos and how that proves nothing)
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    Not a “hater”

  68. Mingo says:

    Who wouldn’t be irritated if during a private moment someone ran up and took multiple photographs? Honestly I don’t know how any of these celebrity marriages survive the constant strain and pressure of being in the public eye constantly whether they want to or not.

  69. Becka says:

    Jennifer Garner made a point of saying Ben wooed her with letters and email… and many years ago there was a rumor that Jennifer Lopez got access to Ben’s internet account and saw emails to Jennifer Garner (and to other women) from his email address.

    If you are aware of that rumor then Jennifer Garner unknowingly or not CONFIRMED it by divulging those courtship facts.

    In addition to that crew members from Daredevil said that Jenn Garner used to show up to set on her days off (which was considered HIGHLY unusual) and watch Ben film his scenes. MAybe it was a brief fling and they hooked up more legitimately later on but she was definitely into him and he into her and/or fooled around.

    Very fishy.

    I also want to say that it’s unfair how people assume Jennifer Lopez was the one who WANTED all the publicity. It happened and either decided to have fun with it and/or roll with it but it wasn’t JUST Jennifer. And also if they had stayed together people would have been over it and who isn’t to say that Jennifer Lopez wouldn’t have been doing charity work and laying low like Garner?

    As #21 said (and I agree with you 100%) Ben wussied out.

    As a result Jennifer Lopez was embarrassed and devasted. I think that hurt her more, his actions and how he let her take all the crap. Which is why her career is sort of in limbo and people are soo prejudiced against her. I wasn’t a JLo fan but I feel sorry for her.

  70. rot - c says:

    Seriously, Becka, you need to get a hobby.

  71. Connie says:

    rot – c, you’re a loser. Jennifer Garner is a cheater and so is Ben. They deserve each other. Now you go get yourself a hobby.

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