Jen on Ben's Oscar Speech Marriage 'Diss'
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
April 04, 2013
Some speculated that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's marriage wasn't as rosy as it appeared to be, when Ben Affleck decided to thank his wife during his Oscar acceptance speech by revealing that their marriage took "work."
"I want to thank you for working on our marriage for 10 Christmases. It's good. It is work, but the best kind of work and there's no one I'd rather work with," he said, which some viewers deemed as a less than flattering thank you to his wife.
And now even Jennifer herself is acknowledging that his words wasn't interpreted in the best light in a new interview with The Telegraph.
"I had a friend call and say, 'Are you OK?,'" she tells the British newspaper. "[But] I know Ben, I knew he meant it as the hugest, warmest compliment in the world. I think he was saying, 'Look, what we have is really real and I value it above all and I'm in it with you and I know you are in it with me.' That's the way I took it."
In the end, she makes it clear that no apologies were needed from her husband on Oscar night.
"Poor guy," Garner says about the misinterpretation. "It's so horrible to put yourself out there – he didn't have to worry about it from my point of view."