Ben Affleck on Wife Jennifer Garner: "She's More Perfect Than I Am"

February 26, 2013, 1:38 pm WHO Magazine whomagazine

Affleck thanks his wife for being "committed" and "working hard" on their marriage

Ben Affleck on Wife Jennifer Garner: She s More Perfect Than I Am


Ben Affleck's greatest achievement in life has nothing to do with nabbing the award for Best Picture at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24. According to the 40-year-old director, star and producer of Argo, his proudest accomplishment is finding a soulmate in Jennifer Garner.

After thanking the Odd Life of Timothy Green actress during the ABC broadcast, the two-time Oscar winner -- he was first honored for co-writing the screenplay for Good Will Hunting 15 years ago -- spoke to Access Hollywood about how much Garner, 40, means to him.

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"All marriages, all relationships to a certain extent, require your work. They require work and investment," Affleck said, riffing off his heartfelt, off-the-cuff acceptance speech. "We work on it together, we try our best. Nobody's perfect. I would be lying to you if I said that either she or I were. She's more perfect than I am, I can tell you that."

The filmmaker continued, "We do our best. She's committed. She's as committed as I am. We work together, and we have three great kids." (Married since June 2005, the A-list actors are parents to Violet, 7, Seraphina, 4, and Sam, 12 months.)

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  1. christinem09:22am Thursday 28th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    John, more perfect is not a blatant grammatical error, in fact it is not a grammatical error at all. The point made is ironical since you can't have more than perfect and since Ben Affleck actually said he was not perfect in the first place. Ben Affleck is paying a playful compliment to his wife, which is rather nice. Also, you may have chosen a word other than immodesty, the primary meaning of which has sexual connotations: after all, Ben Affleck is depicted above wearing a suit, not a G-string. I presume you mean arrogance or pride, or perhaps bluster, maybe conceit, pretension, swagger, vanity, self-importance, gall, hubris??? Your comment is blatantly lacking literacy. It is also lacking humour and generosity. On the other hand, it is well endowed with prejudice: the film is anti-Iran, Hollywood is owned by Jews... Pass the bucket indeed!

  2. Monte01:20am Thursday 28th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    I was just saying the same to my neighbour the other day. Jennifer Garner-whew. What a woman. Now I hope that the Aus Bonnie & Clyde end up in the same way as the original B&C. I would really like to see that on TV but just to hear it had happened would be enough..

  3. John12:41am Thursday 28th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    I have to agree with Steve H on this, pass the bucket please ! Does anyone else see the blatantly obvious grammatical error ? And this from a script writer ? If she is "more perfect" then is he perfect to begin with ?? The level of absolute immodesty is breath-taking !! And don't forget who owns Hollywood, if it's a film decrying Iran, the enemy of the jews, then give it an Oscar !!

  4. Glib05:20pm Wednesday 27th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    If she is perfect, she must have great fetishes.


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