A piece from Star suggests that Jennifer Garner wants husband Ben Affleck to “trade the directors chair for the high-chair”. According to various sources, Jen would like Ben to attend to their three children while she gets back into acting. For the past three years, Jen has played mom while Affleck has really been the toast of the town in Hollywood. Sources have gone on to say that Garner had mixed feelings about Affleck’s Oscar win for ‘Argo’. Sure, Jen was very proud of her husband, but she also may have been experiencing some jealousy because she had a red-hot career before she left the game and Ben has been thriving.
To be clear, there isn’t a developing issue here. Garner has been very public about the fact that being a mother has been the most important thing in her life and that she’s along for the ride with Ben’s career. Like most celebrity stories, there have been conflicting reports that this is even true. Jen does have some projects in the mix and according to sources close to the family has had no issue with her husband at being home and working.
We love Jennifer Garner, but if we had to pick a person in the family to work and stay home we’d obviously choose Ben to keep the momentum going. With that said, there’s certainly a balance that we believe this stable (a rarity in Hollywood) couple can find.