Jennifer Garner intentionally separates herself from Ben Affleck

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Jennifer Garner infrequently attends events with hubby Ben Affleck, and she admits that's "a very conscious decision." As she is an actress in her own right, Garner doesn't want her similarly famous husband to overshadow her.

"Sometimes it's a pain because my heels are so high and it would be nice to have his arm. And he's such a great date!" Garner tells the September issue of Allure of going solo sometimes. "But it can be too much. I think especially for women, they can really lose their identity and just become 'wife of'."

That's not the same reason why she won't star in a film alongside Affleck, though. Garner and Affleck met on the set of 2003's "Daredevil," but she thinks they've long since lost their draw as an engaging couple onscreen.

"Really, you don't want to see a couple onscreen," she says. "People see paparazzi shots of us together all the time. There's no mystery ... People are sick of us."

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