Jennifer Garner appears on The Ellen Degeneres show today, Thursday, the day gossip stood still. Not really, it just seems like we have a very pronounced lull today. She’s promoting her new film, Butter, which is out in limited release on October 5th. (Here’s a link to the trailer. It looks like it could be funny and quirky.) Ellen of course asked Jenn a bunch of questions about her kids and if she’s having another one, and her responses were pretty funny. She said that she’s not having another one (as she’s mentioned before) but that her husband Ben was “a wonder sperm kind of guy.” I also enjoyed her jokes about forgetting the baby around the house. And she made some lighthearted cracks about Brangelina too!
Jennifer on having more kids
I plan to be done. But my husband is kind of a wonder sperm kind of guy. You never know… You just have [to] look at him.
On having a baby boy
Ellen: Can you already see a difference in him being a boy? Were they different at 7 months?
Jennifer: I mean, they didn’t pee in my eye. I don’t know if it’s because he’s a boy. I don’t know if it’s because he’s my third and I forget that I have him.
You’re just dealing with two and then you think, I put a baby down. I swear I put a baby down somewhere… And you kind of walk through the house. There you are and he’s just happy as can be.
Ellen: Wow, you’re not coming off a good parent (laughing)…
Jennifer: He’s so chill and mellow. He’s really, really, really..he’s sweet.
Jennifer on husband Ben playing with his girls
Ellen: Ben must he happy having a son. Was he just going to keep on going until you had a son?
Jennifer: No, that wasn’t the plan.
Ellen: You sure?
Jennifer: Yea, You know his girls are so into him… He kind of excels at playing baby doll.
Ellen: Really? I can’t see him doing that but he says that he does. He sits down and has tea parties and plays with the girls.
Jennifer: Yea, he can do it without using any energy at all. He can sit there and be almost asleep and they think they’re having an incredible game with him. It’s a skill.
Ellen: Again now, he’s not a good parent either…(joking)
Jennifer: Oh man…Talk to Brad and Angie they seem to have it together.
Ellen: I don’t know how they remember all the names..
Ellen: They have like 10 kids.
Jennifer: I call my kids Shiloh sometimes…(laughing)
[From EllenTV received via e-mail]
That was funny! Some of you mentioned in our last story on Ben Affleck, covering his Details interview, that we didn’t focus on his comments on not wanting to be a stay at home dad. We did include some of those comments in the excerpt we published, but I didn’t see it as sticking out as much as what he said about J.Lo. He said about his kids that “I don’t want to be a stay-at-home dad. Work is very important to me. I like to work. But I need my work to mean something to me in order for me to not be home with them.” Ben also said that he’s not always “present” with his kids, which just seems honest to me and is basically what Jennifer told Ellen. He said “I am not very present in the rest of my life. My wife’s very patient. She does everything. If I have time, I try to spend time with the kids, even if just to be a physical presence, the bath, whatever.” He also admitted that he thinks about work a lot, but I’ll tell you – I do that too! I try to be there for my son as much as I can, and to pay attention, but I do think about work. It’s all about balance, we’re not all perfect parents. I thought he was trying to be honest more than admitting he’s a crap dad. He sounds like he’s trying and admitting his faults.
This interview with Garner got me thinking about what it must be like to be famous. What is it like to learn that your partner told the world that you fall asleep playing with your kids and that you have wonder sperm? Is it like just another day at work for any of us regular people? Also, I do love that Ben and Jennifer are in a good place now, you can really tell.
Here’s Garner at LAX yesterday (I love her purse!) and out with Violet on Sunday. Ben is shown at the San Sebastian film festival on 9-22. So hot! Credit: FameFlynet
Written by Celebitchy
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