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Ben Affleck speaks the truth about marriage

Don’t call him unromantic; to me, he’s heroically honest.

BEN AFFLECK SET THE WORLD of Internet wags ablaze a few weeks back when, during his Oscar speech, the Argo director addressed his wife, Jennifer Garner. “I want to thank my wife . . . for working on our marriage for 10 Christmases. It’s good,” he sputtered. “It is work, but it’s the best kind of work, and there’s no one I’d rather work with.”

The comment was instantly condemned as insufficiently romantic, a sure sign that his union was on the rocks.

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