Jennifer Garner Dishes on Her 'Happy Chaos'

04/28/2009 at 01:00 PM ET
Jen Lowery/Startraks

Some lessons are learned the hard way and for Jennifer Garner, the downside of being open and honest about her private life is one of them. “When I first started out, my natural inclination was just to tell you everything that you could possibly want to know about me, my husband, my kids, my family, my childhood, any dark scene that ever happened to me,” she admits to the Pasadena Star-News. “I’m an open person that way; so it has taken me years to learn.” And while she still — at times — says more than she wants to, at the same time, it’s hard not to talk about the “happy chaos” of her personal life.

A mom of two — together with husband Ben Affleck, she has Violet Anne, 3, and Seraphina Rose Elizabeth, 3 ½ months — Jennifer says she’s grateful for the “absolute bliss” of her recent extended hiatus from acting. She’s currently making the rounds in support of her latest film Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, and this summer will be back on set in the film Butter, which she’s also producing. “It will be a week or so of chaos with everybody readjusting and hating it for a while, but that’ll work for a couple months and I’ll be done again,” she explains.

“Every working woman in the world has a difficult balancing act. As a matter of fact every mother in the world has a difficult balancing act…I’m certainly not special because I’m an actress. In fact it’s probably easier for me than it is for most women.”

There are also days where it’s easier to say goodbye than others! “I wasn’t sorry to leave the house this morning,” she admits. “It’s a little messy.”

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past is in theaters May 1st.

Source: Pasadena Star-News

— Missy

FILED UNDER: News , Parenting

Share this story:

Your reaction:

Add A Comment reserves the right to remove comments at their discretion.

Showing 0 comments


Is it pathetic that I love her so much? LOL I dont know why I do, I just think she is sweet and a nice lady.

kmf on

Oh I’m so with you, she just seems like she’d be such a genuine, sweet person. I can’t help it, I adore the girl. 🙂

jessica on

Thank god I’m not the only one who has days like that:)


She seems like such a down to earth, kind person. The kind of person you could have a cup of coffee with and talk about basic everyday things we all deal with in life.

Rosy J on

I love her too. When she smiles, it’s almost like she is smiling directly at you. So heartwarming.

Rosy J on

I think my eyesight is failing. I meant to type “directly”. lol