Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel became fast BFFs while filming their upcoming romantic comedy, Valentine’s Day. On a rare girls’ night out, the stars dished to Marie Claire about the pros and cons of having a famous significant other and a funny story about Jen’s adorable 4-year-old daughter Violet.
“Sorry I’m late, but I got lost and—” Garner stops herself upon seeing Jessica in full makeup and says, “You look gorgeous! And look at me. I didn’t even change my clothes to come here,” she says in the exhausted-but-happily-so tone of a mother with two young children.
Jessica then shared a sweet story about Jennifer’s daughter Violet.
Oh, I heard the sweetest story about Violet the other day. One of Violet’s classmates came up to her and said, ‘I heard Jennifer Garner lives in your house.’ And Violet said, ‘No, she doesn’t.’ The other kid kept insisting, so Violet came home and asked you, ‘Mom, who is Jennifer Garner and why are people saying she lives with us?’”
Jen confirms the cute story. “That’s true. She just knows me as Mom, so I did have to explain to her for the first time about the difference.” She adds, “I’m just holding down the fort while Ben works right now,” she says of her hubby Ben Affleck, who has 10 more days of filming The Town, a movie he wrote, is directing, and stars in. “I’m so impressed by his discipline. He gets up and works out every day at 4 a.m. before heading off to work. Every day. I used to do that sometimes for Alias,” Garner says of the television show that put her on the map. “But not every day. And I’d do it for 30 minutes, maybe 45. He does it for an hour-and-a-half. He comes home and collapses, and then rewrites scenes for the next day, then crashes and does it all over again. He’s worn out. Jon Hamm is in it, too. It’s kind of a heist movie, and Hamm plays the FBI guy.”
Jessica has her own famous beau to gush about. She’s been dating Justin Timberlake since 2007. When asked if they often talk about their men, Jen jokes, “From time to time we talk about swapping.”
Jessica giggles then turns serious. “It does help to have a partner who understands what fame is about and can share that with you. It’s a hurdle you don’t have to get over.”
So how do these famous women cope with fame? “I think I have it all in perspective,” says Jen. “If you’re healthy and happy and you have a roof over your head, then that’s what’s important.”
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