jennifer garner on embracing her body as a mother

Jennifer Garner On Embracing Her Body As A Mother: ‘I Look Like A Woman Who Has Had Three Babies’

Jennifer Garner has no qualms with her body that gave her three children — who apparently like to torture her as of late…

Garner, 48, is mother to Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, 9, with her ex-husband Ben Affleck, 48. When speaking on Giovanna Fletcher’s Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast, she said:

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“There are some incredible women whose bodies just, no matter how many babies they have they bounce right back to that slim-hipped, no stomach. I mean it’s incredible, I have so many girlfriends who have that physique and I’m so happy for them. I am not one of them, that is not my gig.”

“I am not one of them, I can work really hard and I can be really fit and I will still look like a woman who’s had three babies and I always will.”

She then went on to recall discussing her ‘baby bump’ on The Ellen DeGeneres amid pregnancy speculation.

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She said: “So I just thought I might as well address it and Ellen was so sweet to let me. But I just felt like we might as well? I mean every week, is she? Is she pregnant? Is she? It’s still happening, I’m 48 and I’m single.”

“And it’s still happening so you might as well take that bull by the horns. It’s like when beautiful Kate [Middleton] walked out of the hospital and she didn’t hide the fact that she looked like a woman just a few hours post-partum, I mean. I remember someone visiting me the day I’d had my first, and he didn’t know and he’s a dear friend, but he looked at me and said, is there another one in there?”

“Luckily I have a sense of humour and I laughed but I remembered it, you know? I remembered it.”

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Jennifer who stars in the new Netflix comedy film Yes Day, also shared how, like most kids, they “like to torture” her.

“Now that my kids are bigger, they like to torture me. So they want to make me look silly, which is why we have that in the movie, they want me to be out in the world looking goofy.”

“I do something with my kids that I call “Coach Mom” where I just put them in the back yard and I make them do like, twenty jumping jacks and I put on loud music and I make them run wraps around the little yard and I make them do sit-ups and hold a plank and you know, just for fun like before bed to get that last zoom out so I do Coach Mom a lot with them and then one year they did Coach Kids and I had to do whatever they said and it was horrible – I almost didn’t survive it!”

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