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WhenBen Affleck, who has been married to Jennifer Garner since 2005, recently won the Oscar for Best Picture for his film Argo, he gave a speech that some interpreted as indicating trouble in paradise for the couple.
Affleck, 40, stated, "I want to thank you for working on our marriage for 10 Christmases. It's good. It is work but it's the best kind of work and there's no one I'd rather work with."
Some took this statement as a hint at trouble for their marriage. However, 40-year old Garner cleared the air with the Telegraph recently, claiming that it was actually quite the compliment.
Garner said of the worry her hubby's statement caused, "I had a friend call and say, 'Are you OK?'"
She continued, "I know Ben, I knew he meant it as the hugest, warmest compliment in the world. I think he was saying, 'Look, what we have is really real and I value it above all and I’m in it with you and I know you are in it with me.' That’s the way I took it," reports the Telegraph.
Garner smiled throughout the speech and admitted that she felt bad that he had people concerned, stating, "He didn’t have to worry about it from my point of view."
Affleck also felt the need to clarify his statement, telling Access Hollywood, “All marriages, all relationships to a certain extent, require your work. They require work and investment."
The couple wants the world to know that there is nothing to worry about. They have a happy family consisting of two daughters, Violet, 7, and Seraphina, 4, and a son, Samuel, 13 months. Garner is happy to sit back and be a mother, while her husband focuses on his career for the time being.
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