• Tue, Jan 28 - 8:33 am ET

It Wouldn’t Be A Ben Affleck Interview If He Didn’t Squeeze In A Jennifer Garner Insult

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Once upon a time Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner got married in the fairy tale land of Hollywood and they lived happily ever after. Until they didn’t anymore. And then Ben Affleck wanted everyone to know that they didn’t live happily ever after anymore. “I hate my wife!” he shouted from in between the lines of everything he said going forward, “I would like to never ever wake up to her stupid, shiny Neutrogena face ever again!”

Take his acceptance speech at the Oscars last year as an example. Rather than taking the opportunity to talk about the movie he made, he used it to talk about how much work it was to be married to his wife. Or look at the fact that Jennifer Garner cut off his good luck beard at a Oscars party because she hated it. Or, if you need a more recent example that things aren’t going so great in their marriage, check out what Ben said about Jen during an interview with Playboy (that’s on Gawker?) when asked about Daredevil being a failure:

No, it’s something else. Look at Daredevil. That’s where I found my wife. We met on Pearl Harbor, which people hate, but we fell in love on Daredevil.

So good, so far, right? Just a husband reflecting on the movie that brought him and his wonderful wife together. He could stop talking right there and the answer would be complete. But alas, he didn’t.

By the way, she won most of the fights in the movie, which was a pretty good predictor of what would happen down the road—my wife, holding swords and beating the living shit out of me.

And there you go. He had to throw in a “by the way.” Nothing good ever follows a “by the way.” It’s always tacked onto the end of a conversation haphazardly.

“Have a great day at work! Oh and by the way, I can’t afford to pay rent this month,” says your roommate on her way out the door.

“The food at this restaurant’s so delicious. By the way, everyone hated your boyfriend in college,” says your best friend as she orders another drink.

“Call me when you get home safely. By the way the dog is dead,” says your mom as she confuses her Facebook status with a wall post.

“I love my wife. By the way, I’ve never been more miserable in my life,” says Ben Affleck as he does an interview that he knows will be published.

I could go on and on and on. But I think you get my point. Also, by the way, love is dead.

(Photo: MHD, PacificCoastNews)

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  • Kathy

    I read those comments as being from a guy who likes to tease his wife, and he doesn’t know the right way to do it. That’s not the same thing as hating her. He could say “I hate my wife” but instead he says “I love my wife but sometimes she’s a pain in the butt.” A lot of men do this, and they think it’s cute.

    • Jenni

      If this was the first comment, sure. But it seems that every time they talk about each other, they say more “teasing” things than nice things.

    • guest56

      You are an idiot. I see Nothing wrong with their marriage but you obviously have got a chip on your shoulder.

    • Ria

      I agree. My brother does this to his Latin wife and it never ends well.

  • http://maitribathbody.com/ Maitri

    They make cute kids, though.

    • Jenni

      ADORABLE kids.

  • Elizabeth Aspen

    Ridiculously stupid hateful article.

    • Jenni

      Thank you!

    • Vergil Kent

      Are you married?

    • guest56

      I second that. Hopelessly stupid and hateful.

  • jenny

    he sounds like an ordinary guy who has to work at his marriage like everybody else does with normal issues like everybody else. I don’t imagine they live in a fairy tale just because they are movie stars.

  • JennyWren

    It’s so weird that so many guys (and I’m speaking from personal experience, so it’s entirely possible I’ve just met a lot of idiots) think it’s hilarious to joke about hating their wife, or hating being married. It’s not like anyone can force you to get married. If you didn’t like her you presumably wouldn’t have married her, and if you didn’t enjoy being married presumably you’d get a divorce. It just comes off as weirdly misogynist in a 1950s way. I don’t think for one second Affleck dislikes Garner or being married to her- but I do think these jokes make him sound like a moron.

    • Jenni

      It’s the ugly husband/hot wife sitcom sense of humor

    • Isabelle

      Really? I read it as being self deprecating to himself, not jokingly insulting his wife.

  • David Wilkinson

    Good grief people read way too much into things.

  • Kelly

    Lol!

    I would really hope people don’t actually think he hates his wife.

  • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

    Ben just puts on the interviewers. Makes fun of them. Remember how he learned to hate them with JLo. He hasn’t forgotten or forgiven. Glad he is giving them nothing to work with. Jenni is just creating some controversy but it isn’t working. Go back to the two whose names I’m not allowed to mention here anymore. That will get hot hits quick.

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