In a recent interview with Details magazine, Ben Affleck opens up about being just like every other husband and father by letting Jennifer Garner do absolutely everything. He also finally publicly acknowledges that he pretty much totally regrets his engagement Jennifer Lopez (and most likely that gaudy pink diamond ring), the trainwreck that was Gigli, and the entire year of 2003:
I got shorthanded as That Guy: Jennifer Lopez, movies bombed, therefore he must be a sort of thoughtless dilettante, solipsistic consumer blah blah blah. People bring up 2003, and I get it. Jennifer Lopez, and Gigli, and all this s*** just kind of blew up. But, you know, in 2003, Barack Obama was a state senator in Illinois! Okay?
I was only a senior in high school in 2003, and even I knew their relationship was absolutely ridiculous. You can’t blame a guy for getting caught up in the “J.Lo Glow” or for being mesmerized by her ass, but on a scale from 1 to Mariah-Carey-Reality, I give Jennifer Lopez a solid 9.
He also confessed that Jennifer Garner, like 99.9% of all wives and mothers in the world, does “most of the work at home.”
I am not very present in the rest of my life. My wife’s very patient. She does everything.
I personally have decided that Ben Affleck needs to stop being such a backseat parent and husband, because I need more Jennifer Garner in my life. She’s absolutely adorable and enjoyable in every movie I’ve ever seen her in, and quite frankly I could use another 13 Going on 30.
I’m sure when he’s “present” he’s a great dad and all, but I wouldn’t mind if he stopped making Martin Scorcese copycat films for a bit and slaved away at home while Jennifer got to make a blockbuster or two. Ok, so her youngest child is only six months old and probably needs her more than her fans do, blah blah blah. Whatever.
All in all, I’m just relieved that ol’ Ben got it right with the second Jennifer, if for no other reason than they make really cute babies: