Complete sobriety is a rare thing as almost everyone enjoys a drink during a relaxing moment or when they are sharing a good time with friends. As far as lifestyle trends go, though, clean living is ever popular but is it one that American actress Jennifer Garner adheres to?
When it comes to smoking and drinking, although Jennifer Garner does not smoke she does partake in the occasional drink. Based on statements she has made about ex-husband Ben Affleck, she strongly disapproves of both smoking and heavy drinking.
Like with any good thing, there can be an overwhelming temptation with substances such as alcohol to overindulge to the detriment of your own health and your relationships. Judging by the way she keeps her life in order, however, managing those temptations isn’t an issue for Garner.
Garner’s Thoughts on Smoking
Smoking, especially the smoking of cigarettes or tobacco, has enjoyed its fair share of ups and downs in the world of what is and isn’t fashionable. No matter what your thoughts are on the trendiness of smoking, one thing that even the most hardened smokers can agree on is that it’s an unhealthy habit.
That’s exactly Garner’s opinion on the issue as well, taking such a staunchly opposed stance to the act of smoking that she even disapproved of her ex-husband Affleck doing so, because of the influence it may have on her children.
She apparently dislikes the habit so much that she even helped Ben Affleck to drop it whilst they were still in a relationship, although it’s hard to tell how accurate a claim that is, as he has been photographed many times enjoying a quick cigarette in private.
Letting Wine Flow
Although she might not be a smoker, Garner at least manages to enjoy herself a little bit when it comes to alcohol. Not an alcoholic by any means, but Garner certainly seems to like the odd glass of wine here and there, even when she’s doing the laundry!
Naturally, you might be thinking that drinking alcohol whilst in your pajamas and doing the laundry is a little bit borderline on the “acceptable times to have a drink” scale, but in Garner’s defense, the video was taken during the 2020 quarantine, so it’s forgivable really.
Besides, there’s nothing like a glass of red to take the mundane out of those everyday tasks – just not too often!
Being Around Alcoholism
Even though she does enjoy a drink herself, Garner hasn’t been immune to the negative effects that alcohol can have on someone’s life. It wasn’t through any fault or weakness of character of her own, however.
It’s another issue that she butted heads with her ex-husband Affleck on, as his drinking was apparently severe enough, or out of hand enough, that it warranted a great deal of ire from Garner when Affleck returned to drinking.
Affleck himself has since admitted to his failings in the relationship, especially with regards to the issue of his alcoholism, citing his own improprieties in that area as being a likely key contributor to the failure of their marriage.
Keeping Healthy Habits
It should come as no surprise really that Garner has a no-nonsense approach to the concept of overindulgence in substances that abuse your own body. She might not be as militant as some celebrities when it comes to upholding a strict or niche diet regime, but her level-headed and realistic approach lends itself well to clean living.
There’s a strong focus on having only healthy foods, packed with the essentials, rather than having an excessively stringent requirement or restriction on specific food groups. So, if she doesn’t smoke and she doesn’t drink (at least excessively), does Garner have any vices at all?
She’s a well-liked, well-respected A-list celebrity, but she at least shares one proclivity that the rest of us mere mortals do: a sweet tooth!
On Instagram, she can be seen whipping up all sorts of baked goods and home-made treats in her kitchen, from cornbread all the way to ice cream. Any excuse to engage in a little sugary goodness.
From everything she has said, and looking at her social media, you’d be more likely to win her over with something sweet, rather than cigarettes or alcohol!