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Jennifer Garner on Allure: I Don't Want to Just Become the "Wife of" Ben Affleck

Jennifer Garner, Allure, 8/13/13 Alexi Lubomirski for Allure

By now we know that Jennifer Garner is much, much more than just a pretty face in Hollywood.

The brunette beauty has earned herself a solid resume in Tinseltown and also flourishes as the mother of three little ones (Violet, Samuel and Seraphina) as well as the wife of hottie Ben Affleck, whom she candidly tells Allure magazine that he is "much taller than you'd expect and more handsome than you'd think he could be."


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Jennifer Garner, Allure, 8/13/13 Alexi Lubomirski for Allure

It's this witty zest and effortless charm that has earned her major kudos in the acting world with a loyal fan base to boot.

In short, Jen is a true role model for women everywhere and she wants to keep it that way.

As the current cover girl for the beauty publication's all-important September 2013 issue, the star opens up on what it's really like to juggling so many important roles without losing an ounce of who she is as an actress independent of her family life.

In fact, she tells the glossy that when it comes to red carpet premieres and events, she intentionally chooses to attend solo just to prove this point. 

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"It's a very conscious decision. Sometimes it's a pain because my heels are so high and it would be nice to have [Ben's] arm. And he's such a great date! But it can be too much. I think especially for women, they can really lose their identity and just become the 'wife of.'"

And while it's pretty clear that they make quite the dynamic duo, Garner insists you won't see them working together anytime soon. "Really, you don't want to see a couple onscreen. People see paparazzi shots of us together all the time. There's no mystery…People are sick of us!"

Not quite the case, but it's nice to see that the gorgeous girl-next-door has a keen sense of humor about her, and from the looks of things, a solid foundation to support her every step of the way. 

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