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Jennifer Garner: 'The church is the centre of my social life'

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Jennifer Garner: 'The church is the centre of my social life'

Jennifer Garner has admitted church is the "centre" of her social life.

The 'Miracles From Heaven' star's Christian faith is important to her and her family and they still make regular visits to the Methodist church back home in Charleston, West Virginia.

Speaking to talk show host Dr. Oz, Jennifer said: "My parents did such a great job of raising my sisters and me in a world where faith was part of our lives. It's the centre of our social lives, as well as a spiritual centre."

The 43-year-old actress - who has children Violet, 10, Seraphina, seven, and Samuel, four, with ex-husband Ben Affleck - doesn't believe fame changes people in a "huge" way and those who let success go to their heads were probably always driven to want recognition.

She said: "I've lived in L.A. a long time and I know a lot of really incredible, down-to-earth people. I think a few people are kind of more into the idea of fame or whatever, but they were like that when they were kids, I'm sure. I don't see people changing in some huge way. You are who you are."

However, one aspect of Los Angeles life that isn't great is the presence of paparazzi photographers, which her young son particularly dislikes.

She added: "He hates them. And every time he sees the cameras, which is still every day, and he says, 'I don't like that. There are two things I don't like, Mom. I don't like cameras, I don't like men with cameras and I don't like being laughed at. I don't like if I feel like you're laughing at me'.

"And I say, 'I can control not laughing at you,' although he is so funny, but we have to talk about the fact they can't hurt you."