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Jennifer Garner For InStyle Magazine May

The Garner-Afflecks Are a No-Frills Family

Jennifer Garner's fresh face and pink lips grace the May cover of InStyle. After taking time off and spending the first part of the year with Seraphina and Violet, Jen's ready to get back on the promotional circuit for Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. Of course, she couldn't help but gush a little about her family and give us a peek into the Garner-Affleck household. Here are highlights:


  • On fashion and makeup: "I never go nuts with my look. It's easy to feel like you've gone into caricature territory when you do. These days I wear less makeup than earlier in my career, but I know a lot more about it now."
  • On cooking skills she's learned from her mom: "She taught me to proof my yeast with a little bit of sugar. And she also taught me how to stretch a roasted chicken to make three meals. Though Ben could eat an entire chicken in one sitting."
  • On sharing household duties with Ben: "Ben will do the school run. He dresses her and does her hair. It's pretty funny. You can always tell when he has been at it, just two random barrettes hanging in there. It's so sweet."

It's no secret that Jen and Ben are pretty hands-on parents, though maybe Ben can hone his hairstyling skills before taking his turn with Seraphina.

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