Jennifer Garner steps out with mid-tantrum Violet


These are some new photos of Jennifer Garner and the Dimple Parade. Only this time, the dimples aren’t being flashed in photo-op joy, they are having a tantrum. “Tantrum” in the word Fame Pictures uses, and their take on the situation… well, it kind of offends me. They seem to be connecting Violet’s seemingly minor street tantrum (which all kids will have at some point) to the speculation about Jennifer and Ben Affleck’s marriage problems:

Oscar winning actress Jennifer Garner picking up daughter Violet in Santa Monica, CA on October 29th, 2010. Dad Ben Affleck is on the set of his newest film “Oklahoma” but it looks like Jen could use his help with Violet as she’s not happy about where mom’s decided to take her making ugly faces and stomping her feet on the ground. Of course, maybe Jen will have to learn to deal with these things on her own as many sources say that her marriage to dad is on the rocks…

[From Fame Pictures]

Offensive, right? Granted, I think Jen and Ben’s marriage is in trouble (despite their bullsh-t denials), and I think Jen does too many of these “single mother” photo-ops, but at the end of the day, she’s a good mom and her kids seems shockingly normal and well-adjusted for having famous parents, and being photographed all the time. It seems unfair to take photos of Violet having a rare hissy fit and basically saying that it’s all about marriage drama.


In addition to these sidewalk tantrum photos, Jennifer, Violet and Seraphina were also photographed extensively while Violet played soccer (where Jennifer flashed her butt crack), and when Violet went to a birthday party. Here are more photos:




Photos courtesy of Fame.

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  1. devilgirl says:

    Is it necessary for paps to get a shot of her butt-crack? I mean, she should be a tad more vigilant about keeping her pants up, but honestly, do we need to have her crack plastered all over the web?

  2. Cheyenne says:

    Get some jeans that fit, Jen. Butt cracks are too trailer-parky for words.

  3. Po says:

    devilgirl, I’m with you. I’m more interested in why the buttcrack shots are necessary. But back to the topic.

    I didn’t take the comment as saying divorce was the reason for her tantrum. I took it as them finding yet another excuse to “mention” that the marriage is in trouble.

  4. bagladey says:

    That means that the butt crack was there for the kids around to see too. Horrible.

  5. Marjalane says:

    I really dislike Jennifer Garner, but I have to give her credit for at least dressing her kids like kids- how can you not love the sparkly red party shoes?! And those black Mary Jane’s were MADE for stomping during a tantrum!

  6. heb says:

    Jen Garner doesn’t do photo ops, those paps stalk her. The fact that Ben isn’t with her just tells the truthful picture that he’s not as involved with the kids. That may be because he’s busier with work than Jen, it might mean that he’s a prick who doesn’t want to spend time with his kids. Who knows.

    If my parents were followed every day of my childhood, there would be a lot of “photo ops” of just me and my mom too and now my parents have been married for 36 years.

  7. Merry says:

    AH! Violet here reminds me just how much I hated tights when I was a child! LOL

  8. TG says:

    I have always thought Violet is so adorable and this is probably the first time I have ever seen her not smiling with her mom.

  9. Janine says:

    I agree, the crack shot isn’t necessary. But crack happens to the best of us in low-rise jeans. I’m even hesitant to snag items from the bottom shelf at the supermarket sometimes….

    Cute kids. Doesn’t look like much of a tantrum to me, maybe just uncomfortable/itchy wool tights?

  10. Kaiser says:

    This is the third butt-crack photo op Garner has had in a couple of months time. At some point, it’s not an accident.

  11. umabrasileira says:

    Sorry but… when has Jennifer Garner ever win an Oscar? Where did I miss it?!

  12. dovesgate says:

    Yeahhh, that crack shot was wrong. Obviously she was in the middle of a mom moment and not giving a rats ass about the state of her jeans. Wardrobe malfunctions happen to all of us and since shes not one of the usual offenders, cut her a pass, eh?

    Kids look so funny when they throw their tantrums. Seriously, those two pictures should go in a scrapbook for when she’s older.

  13. Jane says:

    If I were famous and the paparazzi were to follow me everyday they would be snapping pics of me dropping off and picking up my son from school everyday, taking him out to lunch and grocery shopping occassionally and every Saturday they would catch me on the sidelines at his soccer games. Jen is living her life I really do not believe these are photo ops, if they were she would have taken both kids to that Halloween party that all these celebrities went to last night with their kids, or she would be taking them to premieres of Shrek, Megamind, etc. She truly is living her life and trying to raise her daughters normally, Lainey of Laineygossip said herself that the paparazzi camp outside the Affleck’s house everyday around 7am, and Lainey is reliable most of the time.
    I find on this board how hard people are on Jen for basically being a mom. But Ben, who really only showed up in pics right before The Town was shown in US but now that he is done with his promtional duties he has conveniently disappeared, yet we talk about Ben as if he’s a victim in a “loveless marriage” and that he is so unhappy and miserable, poor Ben. I do believe these two will separate and probabaly divorce soon, there is no way their marriage is healthy, and even with two kids in the middle, going their separate ways is probably what Ben wants, his career is back on track and I believe that with Ben that is what really matters, his kids are second priority and his wife is the last thing he cares about right now.

  14. albeli says:

    This isn’t the first time she’s flashed butt crack. Get some jeans that fit properly, Jennifer!

  15. belle Epoch says:

    I think she’s preggers and wearing the wrong jeans! That’s why she has butt crack. She’s still trying to wear regular jeans to avoid all the speculation. Doesn’t anybody else see baby bump?

  16. Kaiser says:

    Uma – yes, I meant to mention that too. She’s not an Oscar winner.

  17. OtherChris says:

    She’s probably weighing the economy of pulling her pants up vs. stopping the tantrum. All moms have been there and I’m not going to judge. Besides, she has a cute little butt.

    And where is Ben, that wanker?

  18. Abby says:

    I love that Jen is a mom first, every picture I have seen her with those kids, they are always smiling. I will say this for Jen, she is always dressed like every other mom I see on the street in Everywhere USA.

    At least she is not Shana Sands,

  19. likevelvet25 says:

    I thought I was the only one to see that it looks like a babybump under her shirt…..maybe there trying for a boy this time that maybe why Ben hasnt been as active maybe he can’t groove with lil girls n wants a boy to toss a ball to…or she may just be bloated… r too cute!!

  20. Kloops says:

    I’m not a fan of her professional endeavours, but she appears to be a first rate mom raising two lovely girls who look and act age appropriate. I’d despise being hounded all day by papparazzi but she does a great job of just trying to live a normal life. Her family clearly comes first and that’s a rarity in Hollywood.

  21. eva says:

    I know if I was pap’d, there would be lots of unflattering pics of butt cracks, bad hair, slippers for early morning school drop off, etc. I always like to think I never have these ‘off moments’ , but yikes there would be no denying it if my every move was photographed.

    Frankly I don’t think she did this on purpose. There are many more provocative ‘wardrobe malfunctions’ that she could be having.

    I’m guessing the commenters saying this was intentional have not been to many little league events. seriously its not uncommon to see lots of butt crack flashes as these events as people tend to little ones on the side lines. Thank goodness at the events I attended there was not an official butt crack photographer. 🙂 I feel sorry for her.

  22. Kirsten says:

    Ok I work with kids and tantrums happen ALL the time… it doesn’t mean divorce… and butt crack shot? Seriously paparazzi?

  23. Samigirl says:

    I was curious about that oscar winning thing too. Either someone didn’t do their homework, or they meant to put oscar winning in front of Ben.

  24. Tazina says:

    All over the internet they’re saying she is having a tantrum. Obviously she is not. Some article of her clothing is scratching her. I suspect it is the waistband of her tights and probably the sewn on label. They often use that nylon thread to attach them and it can be murder on the skin.

    The crack shot doesn’t bug me. Who cares. Every human on the planet potentially has one. But yes, not cool to focus on getting a shot of it.

  25. katie.h. says:

    i think that even though this is the 3rd time butt crack has appeared, that is not bad considering she is papped all the time. i try really hard to make sure i have higher waisted jeans on or a long shirt on so this doesnt happen to me, but ive seen it happen at my sons preschool when moms squat down. it just happens.

  26. Liana says:

    If I was papped today alone, there would have been probably 4 butt crack photos, me tugging on my jeans at least 10 times, wet hair, no makeup, and probably one unflattering shot of me picking a wedgie. And by now, you’d think I would remember the peril of those low rise jeans, but still, I put them on and it isn’t until I’m out and about that I realize I’m the great crack flasher any time I bend over or squat down. And no. I don’t do it on purpose. It happens.

  27. KatScorp says:

    I think Jen Garner won an Emmy (or SAG award) in 2002/3 for ‘Alias’ and the dipshits at Fame Pictures got confused (bet it happens alot over there) and were too lacking in neural synaptic connections (i.e. stupid) to fact check.

    I’m not bothered by the accidental flashing; as other posters have mentioned, it is a common thing when mums have to bend low to look their anklebiters in the eye.

  28. Chris says:

    Seriously, taking photos of Jen and her child is tantamount to stalking and it should be illegal to do it and illegal to publish them. That’s a mother and her child going about their daily business FFS, they’re not at a movie premier. As for the nature of the photos, I have no opinion on them because it’s none of my freaking business.

  29. icantbelievethis says:

    LOL, my daughter stomps like that when she gets mad. It always makes me laugh.

    As for the buttcrack flashing, I’ve had worse happen. My youngest likes to pull down the neckline of my shirts. I found that out b/c I was holding her in public once and looked down to find my bra exposed.

  30. starkindustries says:

    LMFAO @ people getting upset over a picture of a buttcrack. WHo cares, it happens to everyone. And Jennifer most certainly needs to wear better fitting pants (and clothes in general).

  31. girl says:

    Woah! That is pretty tacky to relate a child’s (normal!!) behavior to their parents’ supposedly failing marriage.

    Even the “best”, most well behaved of kids have tantrums from time to time.

  32. daisyfly says:

    Here’s the thing about the Ben & Jen relationship.

    He’s far busier career wise than she is. He’s acting and directing, casting and promoting. She’s been in what, one film in the past two-three years?

    I work from home and my husband works out of it. If you were to take pictures of us, you’d see me with my kids more often because that’s just how the logistics works. Good grief.

  33. ERM says:

    Jeez just imagine what kind of photos you’d have of yourself if you were stalked by photographers all the time. The butt-crack photo was not necessary to take or post.

  34. lisa says:

    Well one reason for not seeing Ben is he is not in LA at all. He is away filming. And no I don’t necessarily think these are photo ops..but funny the people that run to say how Jen is just being a Mom are the same ones that scream photo op when it involves other celebs. I think yes the paps stalk her. One reason they know they will get a daily shot of her and the kids. I do find it funny that Ben gets a free pass on not being with his family. I see some actors that are with there family all the time and the rags/blogs still attack. Ben is on a roll so to speak. I will be interested to see how Visible he will be when Awards season starts.. If we see lots of pics as the devoted husband and father.. well..

    I for one do get tired of seeing pics of her every day.. but that’s just me. Someone is buying them so the interest must be there.

    the butt shot is low.. lower then the jeans.. but I can’t believe she does not feel that draft. It was a cool day.

  35. ugh says:

    The point is that Jen does nothing to avoid paps. NOTHING. She does not protect her girls. If she did not want paps around she could avoid them. Jolie-Pitt kids are rarely seen in LA. Even Britney’s kids are hardly seen.

    She goes to the same places all the time and makes no attempt at all to find a pap free playground (they must exist)or pap free farmers market.

    And yeah, Ben did disappear after his movie came out. Why do they separate their family like this. And no way is Jen visiting him on set like they claim. There have been pretty much daily pics of her in LA.

  36. Liana says:

    paps are like roaches, They are everywhere. And the way to defeat them is to simply live your life.

  37. Ol' Mrs says:

    I agree…don’t try to get down to your kids level wearing low rise jeans or this is going to happen!! I still do it because I love the jeans and I love my kids! Bring on the plumber moms!!! LOL!

  38. roguesiren says:

    @Kaiser: I didn’t know we were counting butt cracks

  39. Jaxx says:

    I’ve seen more buttcrack in the low-rise jeans years than all the rest of my life. You tell me how NOT to have buttcrack with low-rise jeans. Unless you wear tunic length shirts it’s going to happen.

    BTW–I HATE low rise jeans. Always pulling them up, flashing buttcrack, or the worst–seeing girls with muffin top all over the place. The fashion is low-rise jeans and short tops–and this look is not flattering on anyone who is the least overweight. I wish waist-high jeans would come back. How I loved my jeans in the 70’s and 80’s. Today–not so much.

  40. Andria says:

    Low rise jeans are sooo much comfier than high wasted jeans! I work hard to avoid flashing crack, but damn if I’ll ever give up low rise pants as long as they make them.

  41. jennifer says:


  42. bellaluna says:

    Yes, she looks preggers. And show me a child who doesn’t throw tantrums at that age!

  43. Bina says:

    People, the solution to butt crack is simple: LONGER SHIRTS.

    And Violet looks like she’s having a very bad Irish dancing lesson.

  44. Mia says:

    Violet is too adorable!

  45. Real world says:

    She’s looked about 4 months pregnant for the past 10 months. She’s not pregnant, she’s out of shape after having 2 kids, it happens.

  46. Roxanne75 says:

    I really like Jennifer. She minds her own business, does her own thing but she is stalked and always gets pictures taken of her and without her even saying a word people like to speculate and guess things and make their own opinion superficially…wait….that’s the whole point of this blog, and others like it… 😉

    Poor thing…She was caught on a bad moment with her butt moment. Stupid jeans!!

  47. Kim says:

    On a celeb baby site the comments were Violet’s leg appearing to be hurting there are pics of her pointing at her leg and Jennifer later picking her up. Who knows ?

  48. Ally says:

    The most offensive part of the item you quote is saying that the child is making “ugly faces”. What the what? (a) She’s a child, you freaks. (b) Remember, girls, you have to smile and be mild and non-threatening every day of your lives, or else… /sarcasm Good grief, tabloid writers, say hello to the 21st century… and humanity.

    On the other hand, as a perfect example of well-written gossip humor, LOL at your “dimple parade”!

  49. original kate says:

    meh…butt crack happens. so do tantrums. non-story on both counts.

  50. Crash2GO2 says:

    @Liana: I’m with you. And it’s not even necessarily that all my jeans are low rise. My upper hips are non-existant, so everything slides down unless I tether it firmly with an uncomfortable belt which then makes my stomach miserable.

    It’s butt crack. How is that any different from the amount of cleavage some women regularly show at the office? It’s just in a different place.

  51. The Bobster says:

    She needs to get some Mom jeans.

  52. roxi says:

    Crash2GO2, my hips are non-existant too. And even though I’m pregnant now, my pants STILL slide down. How the hell do maternity pants slide down?

    Anyway, the butt crack is not pretty but whatever. I’m not upset over it.

    icantbelievethis, I’ve had my son expose my bra at the grocery store a few times! very embarassing.

  53. Kim says:

    She seems to be a very involved mom – have to give her credit for that. So not the norm in Hollywood where most everyone passes off the day to day raising of their children to nannies.

    I dont think her and Ben were a good match from the beginning. He tried to grow up but wasnt ready for marriage i dont think. She seems very mature & level headed and he seems like an immature frat boy – him and Matt Damon.

  54. Embee says:

    I’ve never thought Jen’s activities with her daughters were disingenuous, and this photo shows as much. When you’re a mom and your kid needs discipline, comfort, or whatever, you get down on their level and you give it, and may the devil take the hindmost (pun absoltuely intended). Look at her daughter’s face (as opposed to JG’s derriere) and you’ll see a child who is connecting with her Momma.

  55. Jeri says:

    Kind of refreshing to see that Violet (and Jen) are normal and not perfect all the time.

  56. My son stands behind me to avoid a crack out. I had no idea until he told me one day. No draft. No nothing except a shadow of a boy. I usually wear long tops, so I was surprised. Low rise jeans have been stashed for that reason exactly. If you’re busy parenting, you may not know! That said, I think it’s silly to point out how anyone looks dealing with a small child. Or how a child looks.
    To whomever said, “You people who defend Jen”…I think it’s because most of us have seen the footage of her being hounded (Jolie and Britney don’t because they have an army of nannies!) from behind the crowd of paps. You rarely see that angle. There is no escape for her. She loses it on them occasionally, but she is truly a class act, and that is rare to find in Hollywood. If only we could rewind DINA LOHAN and find her worst offense was tending to her child at a kid’s party during daylight hours and/or being there hands on. You see my point? Right.

  57. dh says:

    listen. doesnt she wear underwear? When my pants go low, my hanes-her-way show, not my butt crack. Doesnt she know there are constantly pics of her crack? If I knew someone was getting pics of me, Id think- hmm,I better wear jeans that fit, unders,or a longer shirt–cause these pics show a whole lotta crack, not just the top…

  58. dh says:

    ohmygod-sweetsugar- a “crack out”
    –that was funny to me!

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  60. katy says:

    thats pretty imbaresing im so happy im not a saleberty becuse my butt is constently stiking out to im always imbarest