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."
"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.'"
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.