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.
‘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.
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