Jennifer Garner Breaks Her Silence on Painful Ben Affleck Divorce, Calls Him "the Love of My Life"

Garner, whose new film 'Miracles from Heaven' opens next month, calls Affleck "brilliant" but "complicated."

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Jennifer Garner is speaking out about her 2015 split from Ben Affleck, calling the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star a "brilliant" but "complicated" man. Garner, whose new Christian-themed film Miracles from Heaven also opens next month, appears on the March 2016 cover of Vanity Fair armed with some fascinating insight on her current relationship with her ex-husband and the impact it has on their three children.

"I ran down the beach to him, and I would again," Garner says of her ten-year marriage to Affleck. "You can’t have these three babies and so much of what we had. He’s the love of my life." Though Garner admits Affleck is a "complicated guy," she also calls him the "most brilliant" and "most charismatic" person in "any room." Discussing the strength of their bond and its status following their highly publicized split, Garner is confident they will remain friends for the sake of the family. "The main thing is the kids," Garner says, "and we're completely in line with what we hope for them."

Shortly after news of the couple's split reached news outlets, reports of a possible affair between Affleck and the family's nanny started to surface. According to Garner, however, there's no truth to any of them. "We had been separated for months before I ever heard about the nanny," Garner reveals, adding that the nanny had "nothing to do with" their decision to split. "We don’t have to beat the guy up," Garner insists. "Don’t worry—my eyes were wide open during the marriage. I’m taking good care of myself."

As for her decision to star in the aforementioned Miracles from Heaven, her first major production since the divorce, Garner says she could relate to the pain of the story's mother and daughter duo. "[Christy Beam's book] was so compelling and tangible," Garner recalls of her experience. "Her pain, the daughter’s pain, what it did to the family. Christy was so steadfast."

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