Ben Affleck Gets Candid About What Drew Him To Jennifer Garner

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As he promotes his new film, Argo, Ben Affleck shares why he fell for Jennifer Garner.

Ben, who has been married to Hollywood sweetheart Jennifer since June of 2005, says that her kindness is what won him over. “[My wife] truly is kind. She means no one any harm. She doesn’t have ill will for any person. She’s not competitive with other people. She’s not spiteful.”

And then he joked that those same qualities can drive him crazy – or at least make him feel bad about his own inner meanie. “It’s one of those things where it becomes almost aggravating at times. Every time I go, ‘F*** him!’ I see in her face that she just thinks that’s petty and small.”

The father of three (to daughters Violet and Seraphina, and son Samuel) says that turning 40 this year was not an easy milestone for him. “It was not fun for me. It’s this moment of bifurcation between youth and middle age. One wants to think of oneself as young. One does not want to think, ‘Wait a minute! How can I be halfway to death?’”

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