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Jennifer Garner: Divorce From Scott Foley Was A 'Crushing Experience'

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Jennifer Garner opened up to The Sun Monday about her divorce from her first husband, actor Scott Foley. The usually tight-lipped actress told the British tabloid that she wishes she had waited to get married until she was at least 30.

Garner, who married Foley in October 2000 at age 28, called their subsequent May 2003 divorce a "crushing experience" that she never expected.

"I thought the divorce statistics would never apply to me," Garner told the paper. "I was beyond heartbroken when they did. But I got up and got on with it. I also kept my belief in marriage."

Garner and Foley met on the set of "Felicity" in 1998. They split in 2003 after two and a half years of marriage. Shortly after their divorce, the actress told W magazine in November 2003 that there are "a million reasons why things don't work" out in a marriage.

Garner and second husband Ben Affleck appeared in 2001's "Pearl Harbor" and co-starred in "Daredevil" in 2003. The low-key couple, dubbed Bennifer II by the press, married in 2005 and have two daughters together, six-year-old Violet and three-year-old Seraphina.

According to Garner, the pair is as close as ever: "Ben is not only my husband, he has helped me in every way. He is the base of my life," she told The Sun. "He is an incredibly loving and generous man.

In August 2011, a rep for Affleck and Garner announced that the couple are expecting a third child. The actress is reportedly due in late February or early March.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story indicated that Garner and Affleck met on the set of "Daredevil" in 2003. The two actors appeared in "Pearl Harbor" in 2001.

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