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Jennifer Garner is West Virginian of the Year

Jennifer Garner is West Virginian of the Year

Jennifer Garner spends New Year’s Eve together with 2-year-old daughter Violet, walking through New York City on Monday.

Yesterday, Jen was excited to be named West Virginian of the Year (she was born in Houston but moved to Charleston when she was four).

“She’s pretty passionate about her love of West Virginia,” Jen‘s mom, Pat Garner, told the Charleston Sunday Gazette-Mail. “She just considers it home.”

Jen honored “for her dedication, work ethic and unique role as role model and ambassador for West Virginia.”

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Posted to: Ben Affleck, Celebrity Babies, Jennifer Garner, Violet Affleck

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  • sara the fan

    cute,violet is adorable.

  • kate


  • Misimo


  • Cute kid but …

    Why on Earth don’t we ever see the three of them together or even Ben with her daugher or Ben and Jen together ?

  • Misimo

    Hmmz…ben in hairy….mite scare the baby…i know doesnt make sense…but yeah…lol

  • Cheerios

    Do they own a home in West Virginia? or it just her family that lives there?

  • cissa

    Cute!!!! Violet is a Doll…

    There are news pics of Ben, Jen and Violet together in pizza place in 28 december… but Ben hates the paps,…

    They’re a beautiful family!


    Its newy years day. Where on earth is Ben? When does he ever spend time with his family? Not christmas not new year? He is a total D bag.

  • jenny

    OMG, Violet is so cute!
    Jen looks a great mom…
    I love them!

  • Interesting

    Something is totally up with this couple. They are very rarely seen doing anything alone together or will Violet. They were seen getting pizza with Violet on the 28th. I’m beginning to think this blind item is correct:

    Blind Item Reveals

    July 13, 2007

    #2 This parasite was seen giving a lap dance to a record producer you don’t want to cross. A photo was taken of the incident and immediately the record producer’s thugs grabbed the camera, took the memory card out and gave the camera back to the photographer.

    #3 This A list actor is already very tired of his fairly new wife. The problem is his fans expect him to be a certain way and getting divorced from the mother of your child(ren) is not something they want to see. So, he puts on a happy face and tries to find other people to act as a buffer.

    #2 – Paris Hilton / Suge Knight
    #3 – Ben Affleck

  • Misimo

    ENERGY…..I totally agree….I think I should be daddy.

  • tony

    Beautiful ladies!!!!

  • stu

    People please… stop…

    Ben and Jen make a great couple, they don’t get a divorce… Ben just don’t like the paps…

  • candy

    Awwwww, violet is so cute… and so is Jen!!!

    And people… she and ben are soooo ok, sooo fine… I’m certain of this!!!

  • ben_fan

    I love Ben and Jen, they are a great couple! Violet is a doll!
    I loved this pictures too!

  • violetanne

    Cute, cute, cute!

  • namcy

    Ben and Jen come back to LA next week?

    They’re a nice family.

  • Interesting

    Why are people thinking they’re ok? They’re barely ever together. She’s the one working and she’s up and out with Violet everyday by herself or with her assistant. Ben’s no where to be found. He went to Africa to discuss business investments in Rwanda but even before then he barely is seen with Jennifer alone or the three of them together. When he is with them he covers Violet’s face from the paps, Garner does the same and then when Ben isn’t there she’s out there yukking it up for photogs. I’m telling you right now, she’s laying the ground work so that when they do split it won’t be any shock…because folks will remember that he never did anything with them or spend time with them. She looks like h*ll too

  • love

    awww what a gorgeous little girl
    every time i see a new pic of Violet she looks even more beautiful
    love Jen :)

  • j

    Ugly and uglier

  • Sarah

    She should be named West Virginian of the year. She fetches the hubby’s coffee while toting a kid around all while making movies and working on Broadway. And from what I understand, those West Virginians like their women barefoot, submissive and usually pregnant (maybe later on this one). She fits the mold, so yeah, I guess this does make her special and she definitely should have the title of West Virginian of 2007. Just as a sidenote, any man who would let his wife take the brunt of paparazzi hell because he “hates” them, isn’t much of a man nor is she much of a woman for putting up with that BS. She would probably kiss his ass to hang on to the louse.

  • JG fan forever

    V looks so happy! I really wanna see a video of this she looks like she is talking

  • Well

    She loves the attention. Even before they were in NY she’s out pimping Violet everyday for the paps and then pretending it bothers her when she’s with Affleck. They obviously are NOT on the same page with that one. I’m sorry but there is a very weird vibe from all of these photo’s of Jennifer by herself with Violet on an almost daily basis. Once in awhile you could understand but Ben is never with his family. If anyone saw him on Larry King Live he seemed angry and just going through the motions, She’s going to have divorce number 2 on her hands soon

  • Well

    She looks like death warmed over here

  • namcy


    You’re so wrong, they have a baeutiful family! Ben doens’t like the paps, he almost never is photographed alone. They were in pizza place in 28 december with violet. They’re Banana Republic near Lincoln Center in 24 december ALONE. Last month Ben and Jen were in a coffee house together ALONE, and after in central park ALONE…

    So pleaseeee leave Jen and Ben alone… We don’t know their lives in their home…

  • HAHA

    Of course she was named WV of the year. Who else would it be? Michael Vick? lol . I agree with everyone who says there’s something up with Affleck and Garner. They only got married because she had an oooops pregnancy and now what are they going to do? She won’t have another baby with Affleck, watch. She always said she wanted kids when she was 40 and she continues to say maybe, one day another but she needs to work.

  • Kaka

    You haters are soooooo funny!!!!

    He just wants privacy… he doesn’t like paps. I think Jen likes the paps too… tom cruize likes too… but BEN AFFLECK doesn’t like, it doesn’t mean theis marriege is wrong!

  • C’mon

    C’mon people she is taking her kid out because they are living in hotel right now and their kid don’t have enough space to play.they can’t lock her in their hotel’s romm just because you don’t want to see them every day.I remember the time jps were in NYC,they also were seen so much with their kids out and people were complaining about it please I guess you are not parent and you don’t actually know the things that infant and kids need.

    V and Jen look adorable.thanks JJ.

  • Sarah

    ^^ Well if I recall correctly she was photographed with Scott Foley (riding their bikes) and seemed all happy and such not long before their separation was announced back on April 1, 2003. They even traveled to NYC together in February so she could appear on SNL ….by March rumors were rampant of problems. Togetherness photos mean nada in my book.

  • !

    the pics are fron yeterday morning not from today!

  • HAHA

    They’re so over. lol

  • Well

    Of course they’re going to take Violet out. That’s not the issue. The issue is that Affleck NEVER does. He’s not even working right now, Jennifer is and she’s hauling her a** out everyday with Violet. Sheesh she was even getting coffee by herself with Violet in a stroller. No Ben to even help or better yet let Jennifer sleep in or give her a break.

  • agree

    Sarah @ 01/01/2008 at 11:33 am

    ITA.remember those last pics of BP and JA on their vacation.they were kissing and huging all the time and just two days later they anounce their for me If Ben and Jen suddenly start to act in fron of camera and start kissing or more affectionate toward each other,it can mean something but now things are just per usualy in their 4 of their togetherness.

  • summers

    Some people want they get a divorce… BUT THEY DON’T!!! ahahahahahhahahaha….
    I love this family!

  • sara

    That little girl is ugly!

  • vanessa

    Cute baby!

  • Well

    I don’t think anyone wants any family to break up but get real they’re just not together, a lot. It’s odd especially since Ben isn’t working.

  • Emma

    cute baby but not the mom

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  • Hmmmm

    I don’t think she trusts Affleck with Violet. He said she calls him 30x’s a day when he’s got her by himself but I’m not when Ben ever has Violet by himself anymore. lol

  • AshnaheartsZac

    Cuties ! :D

  • tay

    jen is awesome. i just saw “juno” and it was amazing. she’s so talented!

  • tay

    jen is awesome. i just saw “juno” and it was amazing. she’s so talented!

  • Brazilian_girl

    Jen likes to take care of violet alone. I read a Ben’s interview other day and he talk about Jen and Violet. I tried to translate a little (the interview was in portuguese), but my english is not so good. And the interview is not so new, I think it was published in may 2007.

    “To be father is wonderful! I adore the function, and my wife, a supermother, likes practically to take care alone of our son. As I love her, I look to facilitate the life of Jennifer to the maximum.”

    Sorry for the english…

  • Truth

    I would believe that ben hates the paps if it was always the case that we never saw him with jen and violet. BUt thats not true there are numerous of pics of them out and about with violet from before they got to Ny. So either ben hating the paps are something new or they are having problems. I would never wish divorce on a couple that is not my reason for wondering whats going on. I just think its weird that all of a sudden he detests the paparazzi. And if jen can put aside her hate for their intrusion in her life to give violet the most normal life possible why the hell does ben get a pass. If you ask me either way he’s a ass for not caring more about his daughter than the paps.

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    Cute kiddy.

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    Congrats Jen.

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