Jennifer Garner Speaks Up on Divorce, Ben Affleck & Nannygate in New Tell-All Interview

By Arvin Matthew Paculaba, Parent Herald March 01, 03:10 am
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Jennifer Garner recently shared juicy details about her divorce with actor-director Ben Affleck. The "Alias" actress also addressed speculation that it was the family's nanny who caused the breakup.

In an interview with Vanity Fair's Krista Smith, Garner revealed that her 10-year marriage was a real one and not something made up for the cameras. Making it work was her top priority but sadly, things didn't work out it the end.

"He's the love of my life. What am I going to do about that? He's the most brilliant person in any room, the most charismatic, the most generous," said Garner. "He's just a complicated guy. I always say, 'When his sun shines on you, you feel it.' But when the sun is shining elsewhere, it's cold. He can cast quite a shadow."

According to US Weekly, Affleck and Garner first met on the set of 2001's "Pearl Harbor." The two got to know each other more, and eventually fell in love, while co-starring in 2003's "Daredevil." They tied the knot in a private ceremony on the Turks and Caicos Islands in 2005.

Divorce rumors started to fly in 2015 after Affleck and Garner were spotted separately on several occasions. The couple and their three kids Violet, Seraphina and Samuel spent their vacation it the Bahamas in June. The kid's nanny Christine Ouzounian was also with them.

ET Online reported that Ouzounian's fiancé broke up with her shortly after the trip. The reason for the break up was unclear but one source said something happened in the Bahamas which infuriated the man.

Garner clarified that her marriage with Affleck was already on the rocks way before she heard rumors about the nanny. She added that Ouzounian was not part of the couple's decision to divorce.

The 43-year-old mother of three said the most important thing for her and Affleck now is to prioritize their kids. She said she and her ex-husband will continue to be friends despite their highly-publicized divorce.

"Sure, I lost the dream of dancing with my husband at my daughter's wedding. But you should see their faces when he walks through the door," said Garner. "And if you see your kids love someone so purely and wholly, then you're going to be friends with that person."

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