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Based on what we’ve been hearing lately, Jennifer Garner seems like a pretty patient wife.

While Ben gets kicked out of casinos, and generally gets up to all sorts of bad behavior while filming Batman V. Superman, Jen has been sticking by his side (publicly, at least).

However, a recent interview with director and former Affleck BFF Kevin Smith reveals that there may be some truth to the rumors that Garner wears the pants in her relationship, and it now seems her control over Ben’s life is so tight that she even dictates who he’s allowed to be friends with.

Asked by Yahoo Movies recently if Affleck planned to appear at Comic Con in San Diego, Smith replied, “I don’t know because we’re not f–king tight. He’s got a wife that don’t care for me at all. Plus, honestly, he probably don’t care for me at all anymore.”

During a recent stop on his speaking tour, Smith detailed exactly what Garner dislikes about him:

“Jennifer does not share the same sense of humor as me. She did not like my jokes. I was picking on Ben and making fun of him because I’ve known him for a really long time…Jennifer goes, ‘You know, if you keep saying stuff about him, I’m going to kick your a-s!”

Smith added that he was baffled by the comment as Affleck’s sense of humor is “sicker” than his own.

Smith has directed Affleck in six films and helped ensure a green light for Goodwill Hunting – the 1997 film that featured Ben’s breakthrough performance and earned him a screenwriting Oscar.

Recently, it’s been rumored that Ben and Jen are having major marital problems, possibly triggered by Affleck’s relapse into alcoholism.