The 13 Going on 30 star Jennifer Garner celebrated her 50th birthday in a rather uncommon way—she had a “wedding” for herself! The star recently had an interview with Town & Country about her work with the humanitarian organization Save the Children. Garner, 50, spoke about a lot of things, where she also mentioned how her 50th birthday bash turned into such a big celebration that was at a wedding level.

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Jennifer Garner

The 50-year-old star revealed in the interview how she treated herself to her 50th birthday and how she got her friends and the community involved to turn the event into a huge celebration. Jennifer Garner’s “wedding” birthday celebration was on Easter weekend which was only a couple of weeks after the Hollywood superstar Jennifer Lopez announced her engagement to Garner’s ex-husband, Ben Affleck.

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Jennifer Garner revealed how her 50th birthday bash turned into a wedding

The Alias star celebrated her 50th birthday with a lavish party that snowballed into a big celebration that was at a wedding level. In the interview with  Town & Country, Garner said, “I basically had a wedding for myself.”  She told the publication that interviewed her about her startup Once Upon a Farm and her charity work with Save the Children about how she was so shocked to celebrate her birthday at a wedding level.

Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner invited her family and it ended up being a whole big bash where they packed over 5,000 backpacks full of meals for families of four for the program Blessings in a Backpack. “I put everyone to work,” she said, and they all danced to “Rocky Top” by the Osborne Brothers. Ahead of her 50th birthday, Garner previously revealed that she was eagerly awaiting the celebration, telling Extra, “I don’t know what we’ll do, but I can’t wait.”

Jennifer Garner had a wedding for herself just after her ex-husband Ben Affleck’s engagement

Garner’s birthday arrived on the heels of her ex-husband Ben Affleck proposing once again to Jennifer Lopez, whom he was first engaged to nearly 20 years ago. The pair later celebrated their rekindled romance with two wedding ceremonies. Affleck married on-and-off love Jennifer Lopez in a surprise Las Vegas chapel wedding, where Affleck’s three children with Garner ― Violet, 16, Seraphina, 13, and Sam, 10 ― were also present.

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Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lopez, and Ben Affleck

At the time, Hollywood Life reported on April 12, 2022, that Jennifer Garner is “completely favorable” to Affleck and Lopez’s engagement—“Jennifer and Ben have been broken up for a very long time and there is no reason whatsoever that she would be upset about this. She is happy if he is sober and he is doing well, both of which he is and both of which are of utmost importance to JLo.” Garner seems to be amicably co-parenting with Affleck, as they were both seen enjoying a pool day with their son Samuel following Affleck and Lopez’s first wedding.

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Is Jennifer Garner really as nice as she appears?

In the interview, Garner also talked about her work with the humanitarian organization Save the Children, where she spoke about the perception that she is one of Hollywood’s nicest celebrities. The Juno star, 50, admitted, “I have no reason not to be nice. My life is lovely.” Yet just because she’s ‘mostly’ nice doesn’t mean that’s the only trait she identifies with.

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner with their children.

“I’m not always just nice,” the actress continued. “I can also be salty, and I can be taciturn, or I can be really serious about what I want to get done. It’s not that I feel I’m underestimated in that way — I’m not afraid to stand up for myself and say, ‘Just so you know, this isn’t going to fly with me.’ When that happens, I don’t want you to be shocked that I’m a real person.” The mom of three—known for her low-key personality, love of the outdoors, funny cooking videos, and casual style— denies all the claims that she is one of the nicest celebrities in the Hollywood industry.

Source: Town and Country magazine

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