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Jennifer Garner Covers InStyle May 2009

Jennifer Garner Covers InStyle May 2009

Jennifer Garner looks girl next door gorgeous on the May 2009 cover of InStyle. The 36-year-old actress gives a candid interview to the mag and pokes fun at husband Ben Affleck quite a bit. Check out all the funny things she had to say:

On keeping it real: “I never go nuts with my look. It’s easy to feel like you’ve gone into caricature territory when you do. I’ve found that if you feel like a good, you’re going to look like one.”

On what she’s learned from her mom: “She taught me to proof my yeast with a little bit of sugar–which she learned from her mom, Violet (the name of Jen’s oldest daughter). And she also taught me how to stretch a roasted chicken to make three meals. Though Ben could eat an entire chicken in one sitting.”

On practice making perfect: “These days I wear less makeup than earlier in my career, but I know a lot more about it now.”

On why Violet’s hair looks a little messy sometimes: “Ben will do the school run. He dresses her and does her hair. It’s pretty funny. (makes playful glance) You can always tell when he has been at it, just two random barrettes hanging in there. It’s so sweet.”

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  • mmm

    Funny that they would ask her about her daughter’s messy hair. Weirdos.

  • Beautiful Lady

    AHHHHH, the beautiful Mrs. Affleck! Ben really hit the jackpot with this one!

  • ANnie


  • dundies

    lol @ ben being such a guy

  • YES!

    Blame it on Ben. Right.
    She is too ugly to be a film actress, too tall and big, and too much work on her face (nose and lips).

  • Jenfan

    Love Mrs. Ben Affleck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • shamrock

    Jen and Ben are very LUCKY to have each other. She looks RED ravishing on the front cover.

    Happy Birthday Jen and hope the day is filled with fun!


  • Birthday girl

    Jennifer Garner is an All-American beauty and Ben could not have asked for a more elegant, natural, intelligent, talented woman. She is a wonderful mother and I always enjoy seeing Mrs. Affleck taking care of her beautiful daughters.

  • The Right jen

    Plus, she still has a career!

  • me

    awww cuuuuuuuuuttttttttteeeee :)

  • Alex

    She’s 37 not 36. Her birthday is today :D

  • gerard Vandenberg

    This can be the perfect reason to end your subscription, folks!!

  • Kaley

    Surely they could have made her look better than that? She looks so plain Jane!

  • that’s hideous

    she looks tired

  • Kiki

    to poster no. 6: You must be pretty and smart. Yeah, for sure! Just keep being hidden behind your computer and get more and more frustrated. Jennifer Garner is beautiful and down to earth. You can just dream to be like her. Get a life, viper.

  • Yes, yes, Yes!!

    #6, Yes, is actually talking about Jennifer Lopez. He He!

  • jo

    Finally a cover shot that doesnt look over photoshopped. She looks like a natural beauty not fake. I wish her the best and congrats to her and Ben on thier beautiful and healthy new daughter.

  • Blah girls!

    They’re so freakin cute!!!

  • mary

    two face!

  • elle

    Jen you are beautiful!!! WOW !!!!!

  • FINALLY jen makes the cover

    Yes Yes Yes (panting) no it is not about the dicklicker named Jlo..
    It has nothing to do with this… Jen is none of those things # 6..
    Pig head ho..Sure she looks great in these photos. Usually it is
    a long photo a full shot on just a head shot… Yes but Ben has
    not taken Vi to school lately for a month since he is in Boston
    filming a movie and promoting his State of Play so the only
    person to blame is Jen for her daughters messy hair.. and
    she did say that she is up half the night with her younger daughter
    Now I have to see how Jlo gets into the first paragraph of the article
    or we would be seeing the Instyle article.. Of course dicklicker Jlo
    has to show up as usual in J. Garner’s publicity..

  • Violets Auntie

    Oh give her a break. The interview happened over 2 months ago, or are you really that stupid?

  • Larice

    Jen is great, an excellent mother, they are both hands on parents. Jen is the best thing that ever happened to Ben. And I am a Ben fan.

  • lakers fan in boston

    the only reason i like her is cuz she seems 2 be a nice person and a caring mother unlike some hollywood moms
    she may not be the prettiest girl but i respect her
    she actually looks pretty good on the cover

  • emma

    Gorgeous, Intelligent,Talented. Awesome mom and wife..

    She is just perfect…




  • cookylicious

    happy birthday jen! more power and more success!! i’m a big fan of yours…

  • Bunny

    She is sooooooooooo pretty!

  • sassygirl

    Ton # 6. I feel so bad for you! maybe she’s talking jennifer lopez! bwahahaha… whatever! Jennifer garner is such a great mom and i adore her for being like this. How dare you to say those words to jennifer? How stupid are you, get a life,,, Jennifer is simply beautiful. Excuse me? before you said something to jennifer, look at your face first idiot! ben is so lucky t have jennifer garner in her life, She’s a good wife and a mother. So watch out your mouth bitch… happy birthday Mrs. Ben affleck!!!!! I wish you all the best in life and happiness. God bless your family! stay healthy!

  • ben/jen fan

    Good for Jen and good for the mag for not being an overdone cover.

    The interview is funny. I guess you can give Ben a pass on Violet’s hair. He is doing a good job in all other areas.

    Happy Birthday to Jen.

    Good luck to Ben. Hoping State of Play pulls in the $ this weekend. 83% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Way to go to Ben, Crowe, and the rest of the cast.

  • Edie

    What a dull interview! Why do we even care about this woman anymore? She’s overhyped.

  • Pippi

    Lovely interview with a gorgeous gal. Jen’s fans know how beautiful she is. She purposely does not give the photogs a good shot of her she has said so many times but any ones who knows the real Jen have seen her beauty. She looks great on that cover and is a true and natural beauty inside and out. Funny that Ben does Vi’s hair. How cute is that. Love this family.

  • s.i

    She is looks just so amazing! She is gorgeous, and the interview is so nice too! How pretty she is! Happy b-day jen!!!!

  • Familyfan

    NATURAL beauty, elegance and charm.

    Love you Jen! and Ben! Together you complete each other.
    My favorite couple and family!!

  • Familyfan


    Who asked you to care?????
    Why did you bother to read the article if you think she is over hyped?????????????

  • Familyfan

    @gerard Vandenberg:

    Obviously you took the time to read! Go pound sand

  • Maggie

    still don’t know why she’s famous. she hasn’t done anything good since alias. a bit overhyped in my opinion. have always liked ben and matt though. hope they’re happy. who REALLY knows with hollywood couples….all about their image.

  • wow

    Nice magazine cover.

  • wow

    Jennifer is so sweet.

  • mary

    Hey No. 30 sounds so ridiculous! I bet you she’s an ugly duckling who checks on the movie stars. Or a frustrated Ben Affleck fan. Jen is a beauty so natural. She’s so charming and sweet-faced. No wonder girls really envy her beauty and poise and cultured manners. After all she’s a very educated lady. To all the girls who want to make negative comments…pls. pls. pls. save your comments…no one ever believes on your poor judgment.

  • mary

    Correction pls. It’s no. 6 who I’m referring to not no. 30. I’m so sorry my dear. No. 6 is the UGLY DUCKLING.

  • s.i

    she is absolutely stunning!

  • MMA

    She’s cute! I like they’re cute little family :)