Jennifer Garner pregnant again

Jennifer Garner is expecting her third child with husband and fellow actor Ben Affleck. The couple are already parents to five-year-old Violet and two-year-old Seraphina and have stated that they are ‘thrilled’ to be pregnant again.

Garner and Affleck, both 39, have always described themselves as hands-on parents. The actress has previously commented on how she has found juggling motherhood and her career difficult to handle.

Jennifer Garner is pregnant again

‘I fake it like any working mom, and I run out the door,” she told People magazine at the premiere of her latest film, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. “If you looked in my bag, there’s a sippy cup in there right now!’

‘[I] feel like half my brain is somewhere else all the time, but when the camera’s rolling, I pull it together and focus for two minutes,” she added, “and then I kind of turn back to a ditz again. I have a split personality.’

However, the challenges pale in comparison to the pride and love Garner feels towards her little girls. On the red carpet of the premiere, she showed friends photos of Seraphina on her phone. ‘She’s so smiley!’, the star gushed as she did an imitation of her youngest daughter. 

And apparently Garner’s colleagues have not caught wind of her struggles.  ‘She’s such a good mom. I admire her so much,’ costar Lacey Chabert told People. ‘Her little girl is so smart and you can tell she really spends time with her. I just admire her that she can balance all of it.’

[adsense]Garner started dating Ben Affleck in 2004, after her divorce from previous husband Scott Foley. The pair met on the set of Daredevil and made their first official appearance together as a couple at a Boston Red Sox game. Affleck proposed to the actress on her 33rd birthday with a Harry Winston diamond ring. They married in a private Carribean ceremony in 2005, while Garner was already 3 months pregnant with their first daughter.

Garner gave birth to Violet Anne Affleck in December 2005. Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck. was born in January 2009.

Another celebrity who has recently announced that she is pregnant is British singer Lily Allen. Click here to also read about morning sickness, Alicia Silverstone giving birth recently and Tori Spelling tweeting about her third pregnancy.

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Rehab helps Ben Affleck overcome alcohol addiction

Ben Affleck is a man of many talents. A celebrated actor, screenwriter and director, Ben was among the most talented Hollywood had to offer. Rising to fame in Kevin Smith movies ‘Chasing Amy’ and ‘Mallrats’, Ben achieved his big breakthrough for co-writing the screenplay for ‘Good Will Hunting’ with Matt Damon. Both received an Oscar and endless recognition for their efforts.

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Just four years later, Ben was in rehab – news that caught many of his fans the world over by surprise, as many were not aware he had a problem. Even some of his closest friends didn’t realize Ben was suffering from an addiction to alcohol, even though his lifestyle, which was one constant party, might have hinted at it.

Realizing he had a problem, Ben called a friend to let him know he wanted help, PEOPLE reports. Through friends and contacts, the then-29-year-old was put in touch with Charlie Sheen, who had battled his addictions in rehab several years earlier. Charlie drove Ben to Promises in Malibu to obtain the treatment he needed to overcome his addiction.

The Promises center specializes in providing treatment to alcohol addicts and other co-occurring disorders. It aims at providing high-end treatment programs and is centre for people who want to change their dependency on drugs and gain control of their lives through the treatment programs. Famous faces like Britney Spears and Robert Downey Jr. underwent treatments to sober up at the Malibu centre.

At the center, Ben underwent a 30-day treatment program of detoxification and daily sessions of group and individual therapy as well as physical workouts. Ben Affleck bravely recovered from the alcohol addiction and again started working with same passion, dedication and commitment to continue his spree of successes and claim the top spot once again.

Addiction can happen to anyone at anytime. Facilities such as Narconon drug rehab are critical to recovering from this life threatening disease.

Other celebrities with addictions include Johnny CashDrew BarrymoreLiza MinnelliLindsay Lohan and Mickey Rourke, to name only a few.

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