Jennifer Garner was deeply hurt by her failed relationships and marriages but she is still optimistic about finding the right person.
When you think you found the right person for you, there is no waiting. All that you think about is moving on to the next stage of life with them by your side. Hollywood actress, Jennifer Garner is no different. She did as her heart said and married the man she loved. However, Garner was not fortunate enough to have a happily ever after that time.
Garner met her first husband Scott Foley on the sets of Felicity. The two who fell in love and decided to tie the knot in October 2000, just years after meeting. However, their romance did not last long. Their love story which might have been happily ever after ended in March 2004. “Oh, he’s a great guy. We were full-on grown-ups, but looking back I’m aware we did not know what hit us. … We didn’t have a shot. He’s a really good guy, and we just imploded,” said the actress about her first husband.
But, Garner later revealed how she regretted her decision of marrying in her 20s. “Everyone reaches maturity at different times. I wish I’d known to wait for marriage until I was 30 or over. I did marry in my twenties and I found divorce a crushing experience. I thought the divorce statistics would never apply to me. I was beyond heartbroken when they did,” said the Catch Me If You Can actress. While life did not turn the way she expected it to be, Garner did not give up on finding the right person. She believed in finding marriage and love.
“I got up and got on with it. I also kept my belief in marriage. I did not have a fairytale vision of the future but I still believed I would find someone to commit to and raise kids with,” said Garner. The optimistic actress then met actor Ben Affleck at the sets of Daredevil in 2003. The duo that made their love public in 2004, tied the knot in the following year. They welcomed their first daughter Violet in December 2005, followed by daughter Seraphina and son Samuel in 2009 and 2012 respectively.
However, fate was not in favor of Garner's happiness. She was crushed with another depressing separation and divorce. Despite their split announcement in 2015, the 47-year-old actress said, "He’s the love of my life. What am I going to do about that? He’s the most brilliant person in any room, the most charismatic, the most generous. He’s just a complicated guy. I always say, ‘When his sun shines on you, you feel it.’ But when the sun is shining elsewhere, it’s cold. He can cast quite a shadow." Amid her husband's alcohol abuse and rumors of an affair, the actress eventually filed for divorce in April 2017. The divorce was finalized in November 2018. Though relationships continuously failed, Garner remained open to finding love.
The mother of two soon found the love of her life. In October 2018, news broke out regarding the actress's new love, John Miller. Sources say that the new relationship is a happy and healthy one. “Jen brings out the best in John, and he is the happiest he has probably ever been,” said a source to US Weekly.
Garner's life had its ups and downs but irrespective of it, she has moved on in life. Every step, she closely-held on to her faith in love and continues to do so.