Jennifer Garner Has the Most Epic Response to Ben Affleck's Giant Back Tattoo: 'Bless His Heart'

Don't blame Jen Garner for Ben's big phoenix tattoo!

Don't blame Jennifer Garner for Ben Affleck's big phoenix tattoo!

The actress covers the latest issue of Vanity Fair, where she had the most hilarious response to the gigantic back tattoo her estranged husband was spotted with last year.

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"You know what we would say in my hometown about that? 'Bless his heart," Garner jokes. "A phoenix rising from the ashes. Am I the ashes in this scenario?"

"I take umbrage. I refuse to be the ashes," the Miracles From Heaven actress playfully adds.

In case you don't remember, here's the ink in question:


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The Ben's back beat actually has somewhat of a history. The Batman v Superman actor first revealed a glimpse of the artwork last July, just days after his split from Garner -- after 10 years of marriage -- was announced. Though, it was not until the above on-set photo in December, when we witnessed the mythological beast in all its glory. And while Affleck has spoken regretfully of tattoos he's gotten in the past, that did not stop him from this bold new look.

Meanwhile, Affleck is set to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! after the Oscars on Sunday, leaving all of us to wonder whether he will address his former flame's playful dig at his body art.

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Watch the video below for more on Affleck's tattoo.