by Francesca Bacardi | Fri., Feb. 26, 2016 11:48 AM
Unfortunately, that probably won't be coming.
The Miracles From Heaven actress opens up about her marriage's demise in the pages of Vanity Fair's March 2016 issue and reveals that she's just like everyone else in that she reads the celebrity news; she's aware that people are waiting for her and Ben to get back together.
"When Jen Aniston and Brad Pitt broke up," she admits to the magazine, "I was dying to see something that said they were getting back together."
Despite their very amicable split, Jennifer admits that it's still hard, especially when it comes time to enjoy something she normally would have with Ben by her side. Given the circumstances, she's learned to adjust by returning to her roots. "When the earth shakes," she says, "you go to what you know from childhood. All of a sudden I'm sitting down at the piano. I went back to church. I sat down and wrote bad poetry all day because I was so sad. I needed a dance class; it reminded me of my fight scenes [in Alias] and how I missed that."
Patrick Demarchelier/Vanity Fair
She continues, "I feel the need to be physical and I feel the need to punch someone. You know what I look forward to? I look forward to getting past the pity stage. I look forward to just having a sense of humor."
And a sense of humor she has, although she might not realize it yet. The Alias alum opens up about the idea of dating and jokes that she's a "dinosaur" for wanting to be courted the old-fashioned way.
"We were waiting for the bathroom at JetBlue," Garner explains, "and I was so floored. I had to remind myself that [getting asked out] was something that could happen. He said, 'Could I take you for a cup of coffee?' And I was like, 'No! You may not take me for a cup of coffee, sir.' And then I said, 'But thanks for asking.'"
But could she really see herself getting back on the dating bandwagon?
"I guess. I don't know. It's just that [from] everyone that I know that is dating it just seems, well...Men don't call anymore...I want flowers; I don't want to text. What does that make me? What kind of dinosaur am I?"
Even though she might not be thinking about other men just yet, Garner admits that two divorces weighs heavily on her considering how much she believes in the idea of matrimony. "I'm a pretty hard worker. It's one of the pains in my life that something I believe in so strongly I've completely failed at twice," she says. "You have to have two people to dance a marriage."
Despite it all, she's looking forward to the future. "I definitely put a lot of time towards my marriage that I will now have for myself," she says. "I don't know how I will use that."
The world is your oyster.
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