Mom-of-three Jennifer Garner covers the September issue of Allure and opens up about her first marriage to Scott Foley, and her happy family life with husband Ben Affleck and their three children: daughters Violet, 7, Seraphina, 4, and 1-year-old son Samuel.
On always wanting to be a mother: “I had a baby doll tucked under my arm everywhere I went.” When she was a young teenager, “my friend and I ran a babysitting service, C&J Babysitting. I think we made $2 an hour. If you’d said to me, ‘You could be a mom or you could be anything else in the world,’ I would have been a mom.”
On her first marriage to Scott Foley: “Oh, he’s a great guy. We were full-on grown-ups, but looking back I’m aware we did not know what hit us. We didn’t have a shot. He’s a really good guy, and we just imploded.”
On her fitness regime: “I’ve been working out with Valerie Waters for 13 or 14 years. I’ll do different things. I did Spin for a little while, and I like yoga. I’ve been doing Pilates with this woman who was trying to get my abs back in shape after the last baby kind of did me in.”
On Ben getting into politics: “Right now [Ben] feels like he can do more good for people politically from outside the system. Would I be surprised if one day he did go into politics? No. But not now…I’m along for the ride.”
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