I really hope Ben Affleck was joking around when he confided his problem shopping for wife Jennifer Garner to Ellen DeGeneres! He said Christmas shopping isn’t really his thing.
“My wife is so capable and because I’m less so, she does a lot of that work, and I kind of root her on,” he says on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday (check your local listings). “I’m encouraging.”
When it comes to shopping, The Town star, 38, says, “It takes her as much energy and effort to buy like the 20 gifts we’re going to buy other people, as it does to buy her gift. I spend the whole time, fretting about that and being nervous and hoping she likes that. And then I end up at like CVS on the 24th being like, ‘Maybe she’d like a little Godzilla that goes around.'”
I think men’s problem with gift buying is the whole “performance pressure” aspect of it, which is what Ben’s describing above. (But I still think he comes up with FAR better gifts than a Godzilla figurine from CVS 😉 And if I’m wrong, we may not be seeing so many cheerful family pictures in January- LOL).
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