Ben Affleck Reacts to Jennifer Garner's 'Vanity Fair' Tell-All: 'She's Allowed to Talk About It'

by Jackie Willis 9:53 AM PDT, March 14, 2016
Playing Ben Affleck Reacts to Jennifer Garner's 'Vanity Fair' Tell-All: 'She's Allowed to Talk About It'

Ben Affleck has opened up about what he really thought of his estranged wife's recent tell-all with Vanity Fairin which she dished on the dissolution of their marriage.

"She felt like she wanted to discuss it and get it out there and get it over with, so she could say, 'Look, I already talked about it -- I don't want to do it again,'" Affleck told The New York Times with regard tothe VF article that hit the web last month. "It's fine. She's allowed to talk about it."

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The 43-year-old actor was adamant that he still has an amicable relationship with his ex. "Jen's great. She's a great person," the two-time Oscar winner said. "We're on great terms. I just saw her this morning, so that's the reality that I live in."

In a no-holds-barred interview with VF, Garner shared, "I'm still the only person that knows some of his truths. ...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."

Affleck also reacted to Ricky Gervais' joke at the Golden Globes where he introduced Matt Damon as the "only person who Ben Affleck hasn't been unfaithful to."

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"It's the way Ricky Gervais perceives me, I suppose," he quipped. "Whatever. I've had jokes made at my expense before. It's part of the deal."

Affleck is currently promoting Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and told the Times that he hopes his body of work outweighs the "personal stuff" that's made headlines. "The whole lesson of my career has been that what's really important is the work you do," the father-of-three explained. "Even in the tough spots, if your movies are good, people will see them. And if you're not good, you can't get away with it. Eventually it catches up to you. Both ways, good and bad."

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Garner and Affleck's 4-year-old son, Samuel, is already a fan of his Dark Knight dad. "He knows that I am Batman. It's a mixed blessing," he joked. "He also thinks that for some reason -- I don't know if it's the color combination or whatever -- that the FedEx guy is the Joker. Whenever there's a FedEx delivery, he's like, 'Dad, the Joker's outside.' The burden's on me to go out there and give the guy an extra $20 to pantomime a whole Adam West Kung Fu battle."

Garner's ex isn't the only one who was supportive of her Vanity Fair tell-all. The 43-year-old actress told ET that the response to her interview has been "very loving."