When was the last time that either Jennifer Garner or Ben Affleck did an interview without taking potshots at the other one. Can you remember? I want you to think back real hard, because I’m pretty sure the answer is 2008.
In any case, it definitely wasn’t Jennifer’s most recent interview with Allure, in which she calls Ben out for his sunscreen hubris and reveals that he makes fun of her for her fashion choices. The conversation starts out with Jenn revealing some of her tricks for getting her kids to wear sunscreen every day, like being able to choose whether they want the face and body stick or the lotion, or letting them choose a song and her having to be done applying the sunscreen by the time the kid is done singing. She says ‘it can be a game or it can be a battle, but it’s going on one way or the other’.
But while her kids Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel sometimes choose the game option, it sounds like Ben is pretty set in his ways as far as making it a battle:
“Fifty percent of men say they have not worn sunscreen in the past year. I cannot tell you how many battles with [Ben] I’ve had about sunscreen when we’re at the beach and I see him crisping up. He knows how I feel about it; he knows what I do for a living . If I can sneak it in, I spray it on him.”
By ‘what she does for a living’, Jennifer’s referring to the fact that she’s a spokesperson for Neutrogena. So it wouldn’t really do for her to have a lobster for a husband…and that’s in addition to the fact that she’d probably also prefer that he not get melanoma. Maybe get a little more polite about her fashion choices, but let’s not get crazy.
“I’m not someone who should be in a beauty spotlight. I was one of those people who wore pajamas to class every day in college, and I would still be that way if I could! I’m in New Balance sneakers every day. I try not to be because I get made fun of by my husband and friends, but it’s not natural for me to think about how I look on a daily basis. So I’m kind of my own walking beauty disaster.”
…which is a perfectly respectable thing to be when your day job involves getting super gussied up. At least in my opinion, but what do I know? These comments aren’t a super big deal, but when layered on top of all the other things they’ve said to and about each other through the media, it paints a pretty telling picture.
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