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Jennifer Garner Stuns on Oscars 2016 Red Carpet After ‘Vanity Fair’ Interview

Better after breakup, indeed! Jennifer Garner wowed in a black gown on the red carpet at the Academy Awards 2016 on Sunday, February 28, in L.A.

The Miracles From Heaven actress and Oscar presenter, 43, wore a not-so-basic black Atelier Versace dress with an asymmetrical neckline, a half-embellished bodice and a draped skirt. She finished with a Salvatore Ferragamo clutch, drop earrings, diamond bracelets and minimalist Rene Caovilla sandals.

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Her appearance came just two days after the reveal of her March 2016 Vanity Fair cover, which featured the mom of three in a plunging striped dress on the cover — and inside, dishing plenty about her separation from estranged husband Ben Affleck.

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Addressing the belief that Affleck’s relationship with nanny Christine Ouzounian caused the split, Garner said, “Let me just tell you something. We had been separated for months before I ever heard about the nanny. She had nothing to do with our decision to divorce. She was not a part of the equation. Bad judgment? Yes. It’s not great for your kids for [a nanny] to disappear from their lives.”

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Jennifer Garner Steve Granitz/WireImage

As for the Batman v. Superman actor’s larger-than-life persona, the 13 Going on 30 actress said, “I didn’t marry the big fat movie star; I married him. And I would go back and remake that decision. I ran down the beach to him, and I would again.”

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She went on, “You can’t have these three babies and so much of what we had. He’s the love of my life. What am I going to do about that? He’s the most brilliant person in any room, the most charismatic, the most generous. He’s just a complicated guy. I always say, ‘When his sun shines on you, you feel it.’ But when the sun is shining elsewhere, it’s cold. He can cast quite a shadow.”

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