An expectant Jennifer Garner graces the January cover of InStyle and opens up about her husband Ben Affleck who gave her a pair of pink and white diamond Harry Winston bands, one for each of their two daughters, Violet, 6, and Seraphina, who turns 3 next month. The actress, who is expecting the couple’s third child, calls pregnancy at age 39 “a game changer.” Read on about Jen’s cravings and weight gain during pregnancy.
On craving junk-food and gaining weight during pregnancy: “My kids had never seen Doritos before. They would say, ‘Mom, where did you get that orange chip? I really want that.’ I wish I was one of those cute pregnant girls who wear skinny jeans throughout their pregnancies. But I just gain weight. I’m trying really hard to be mindful, but when I’m making the kids mac and cheese, I want it badly.”
On her successful relationship with Ben: “I don’t know how or why it works as well as it does.” She adds, “We both know we couldn’t do what we do without each other. Ben always says, ‘If you love it, we can make it happen.'” She continues, “He knows when to swoop in with the gesture. He’s sweet that way. Honestly, I would do anything for that man, because I know it’s not taken for granted.”
On identifying with her role in upcoming flick Butter: “I identified with her loss of identity,” she says of her character. “You identify with your career then become a mom and put everything you have into the happiness of those kids. And though I wouldn’t change it for anything, you lose part of yourself.”
On somebody she’d like to meet: “During my second pregnancy I loved listening to the cellist Yo-Yo Ma. I’ve thought about contacting him, but I’ve never had the nerve.”
For more of the interview with Jennifer Garner, pick up the January issue of InStyle, on newsstands Friday.