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Thursday 18 December 2014

Jennifer Garner: I'm no brain surgeon

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 07: Actress Jennifer Garner attends the Premiere of Summit Entertainment's "Draft Day" at the Regency Bruin Theatre on April 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner takes the daily chores that motherhood brings in her stride and thinks there are a lot harder things to do than make a family and career work.

The A-list actress and her husband Ben Affleck raise three children together; daughters Violet, eight, and Seraphina, five, and two-year-old son Samuel.

On top of this, the proud parents are two of the hottest names in Hollywood. While Jennifer relishes her role as a mom, she'll never quit acting.

"I always think I'm the chief executive officer of our household. There's nothing like brain surgery about it - it's all logistics and schedules and remembering to pack lunches and who has a karate lesson after school and thinking about what food we already have in the refrigerator and what I need to buy more of to cook dinner," Jennifer laughed to the British edition of Hello! magazine.

"It's the boring nonsense of an average family life but somebody has to do it. I was writing cheques this morning to various people who have done things around the house and I started to laugh because I suddenly thought: 'You know, I bet Ben doesn't even know this person's last name, let alone how much we pay them.' But that's how we divide our jobs."

Jennifer and Ben wed in June 2005 and are often thought of as one of the strongest unions in the industry.

Despite their solid relationship, 42-year-old Jennifer says sometimes they can be affected by the pressures of making a marriage work as celebrities.

"It's something we pay attention to, yes, but that's as much because we've been together for ten years as it is about Hollywood. We want to be a healthy couple and to make time for us as well as for the children and we find a way to do that," she smiled.

"Just this week we picked the kids up from school together, took them home then went up the coast to Santa Barbara for the night. We had dinner, woke up in the morning, had breakfast, walked around and were home in time to put the baby down for his afternoon nap."

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