3 Times Ben, Jen Got TMI on Marriage

They kinda made it seem like a drag
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 3, 2015 11:58 AM CDT

(Newser) – So we've collectively gone through the denial stage and skipped right to acceptance on the Jennifer Garner-Ben Affleck divorce news. But maybe we should've seen it coming, based on some of the statements they made about their union during their 10-year marriage. ETOnline.com has compiled some of the most memorable ones, including:

  • Ben's acceptance speech at the 2013 Oscars, after winning the best picture award for Argo. "I want to thank you for working on our marriage for 10 Christmases," he told his wife, who sat in the crowd sporting a scrunched-up smiley-sad face. "It's good, it is work, but it's the best kind of work, and there's no one I'd rather work with." That's four variations of the word "work" crammed into two sentences, in case you're not counting.

  • Jen addressing hubby's habit of not mentioning her in interviews in a 2010 W interview: "Ben asks me, 'How come when I do an interview I manage to keep you out of it completely?' And I'm like, 'Either because you don't think about me or because boy magazines don't care about what I make you for dinner. But they should!"
  • Ben's comparison of his home life to that of what ETOnline calls a "feudal laborer" during a 2010 chat he had with Ellen DeGeneres: "I just know what it's like to be a serf that just does things. When one of the vassals comes and points at something. … I take orders from people that cannot speak. And yet still they are higher up on the food chain than I am. I have three women in the house. … I get to be wrong three times a day."
Check out ETOnline.com for four more "hmmm" Jen-Ben moments.

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