Garner Fights Against 'Affleck's Wife' Label

by 8:37 AM PDT, August 13, 2013
Photo: Allure

Jennifer Garner was a big, bright star (and a Golden Globe-winning one to boot) in her own right before marrying Ben Affleck in 2005, but in a new interview the actress reveals she actively works against being known solely as "The Wife of Ben Affleck."

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"It's a very conscious decision," she tells Allure of not always attending events on Affleck's arm. "Sometimes it’s a pain because my heels are so high and it would be nice to have his arm. And he's such a great date! But it can be too much. I think especially for women, they can really lose their identity and just become 'wife of.'"

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That's also one of the reasons why Garner vows to never (again) star alongside Affleck on the big screen. "Really, you don't want to see a couple onscreen ... people see paparazzi shots of us together all the time. There's no mystery. People are sick of us."

For more from Jennifer's Allure interview, click here.