Big to-do over Jennifer Garner’s ripped underwear

Jennifer Garner was photographed bending over to put her daughter Violet, 3, in the car after picking her up at preschool. The paparazzi follow Garner and her husband, Ben Affleck, every day and it’s got to be annoying. I’ve seen videos of them surrounded and yet they keep their cool and their older daughter usually looks calm and happy. Photographers have now managed to document that fact that Garner wears underwear that’s a little worse for wear and ripped in the back. It’s nice to know that even multi-millionaire moms don’t have perfect high-end skivvies and are picking whatever is clean and throwing it on.

It’s never a good sign for the world’s struggling economy when even Hollywood star can’t buy new underwear.

Spotted picking up her eldest daughter Violet from kindergarten yesterday, it appears the credit crunch had got to Jennifer Garner, after she was spotted showing off a rather holey pair of underwear.

As she strapped her three-year-old into the car seat outside a Santa Monica nursery, the former Alias star’s low-waisted jeans revealed her ripped pink knickers.

Twelve weeks after giving birth to second child Seraphina, shopping for new underwear is understandably low on Jennifer’s list of priorities.

The busy mother-of-two probably grabbed the first pants she could find when getting dressed in between getting Violet ready for nursery and caring for three-month-old Seraphina.

[From The Daily Mail]

The Daily Mail notes that Garner and Affleck have a nanny but that she only works part time. Garner is not likely to do her own laundry, and she undoubtedly can even send someone out to buy her underwear, but it doesn’t bother her to wear some old ripped underwear. That’s part of the reason she’s one of my favorite celebrities. She’s normal and she tries to give her daughters a normal life despite all the madness. Garner and Affleck also have daughter Seraphina, who is nearly 12 weeks old.

Photo credit: Fame Pictures

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  1. kai says:

    today must be a slow news day.

  2. nag says:

    Great to see that the Garner household keeps it real..

  3. geronimo says:

    The DM, always at the cutting edge of news delivery. I hope Garner plans to issue a statement about this serious breach of underwear etiquette.

  4. Jazz says:

    Aww, poor Jen, it was probably laundry day!

  5. Sara says:

    Can this make me love her even more?


  6. Ria says:

    Maybe she’s still wearing maternity undies. I was at that point because I ddnt want to ruin my good ones with random spotting post childbirth.

  7. photo jojo says:

    What woman DOESN’T have underwear like that for use at certain times?! Go Jen!!

  8. Jen says:

    I don’t think these stars are all that rich. Plus they just had a kid which is costly in any one’s world. I think that’s why stars fight for movies they need the money.

  9. Leandra says:

    A fishbowl existance where a frayed underwear seam is news. Ben said recently they have screens they can raise in their car for the backseat so when flashbulbs are pressed up to the windows blinding the kids, they can raise them. This is what it’s come to if they want to remain in the film industry in Hollywood.

  10. Frenchie says:

    My best to Jennifer.
    Now I want to see THAT fu#king paparazzo underwear and publish a picture to everyone to see.

  11. mel says:

    Maybe it was that time of the month and she didnt want to ruin her good undies.

  12. Hieronymus Grex says:

    Undeniable proof that paparazzi are bottom-feeding scum who violate the privacy of others for cheap sensationalism.

  13. tess says:

    it’s bad news for the mussy paps at the daily mail when they can’t even write a correct lead sentence.

    who doesn’t have period pants?

  14. mama9 says:

    at least we know she’s wearing some

  15. HEB says:

    Its not even old-the color is not faded, it probably got caught on something that day

    Yes it is a really slow news day, I can’t believe I just typed all that.

  16. anon says:

    maybe victoria’s secret can send over a gift basket.

  17. Lem says:

    hold on to your hats. I just had a vision of the world to come. as someone’s maid starts the period panties for auction phenom. *shudder*

  18. Cinderella says:

    Aside from shopping for an eight-figure mansion, she’s just like us!

  19. caribassett says:

    Oh my gosh. I can not believe they are photographing her bottom, and panties. Jeeze. Poor woman. Good for her, we all have Mommy undies.

  20. Lina says:

    How much money does she have and she can’t afford to have underwear that both stays hidden inside the pants and that doesn’t rip?

  21. Tammy King says:

    Leave her alone!

  22. Codzilla says:

    I have a few pairs of underwear with holes/tears that I keep in regular rotation (not just for “period week” or whatever). Big deal.

  23. bagladey says:

    Please Celebitchy having holey underwear does not make a person “normal”. “Normal” women do not wear holey underwear. Jennifer Garner’s panties don’t have a hole, they’re worn/torn,in a way that happens to only cheap underwear, with which I’m very familiar; and how does being a new mother prevent her from changing into a different pair?

  24. RhymesWithSilver says:

    Oh, c’mon- she might have given them a good solid tug that morning and didn’t feel like changing when they ripped. Even expensive panties are no match for a mom in a hurry.

    Jen Garner’s panties are clearly serving a purpose by keeping all our minds off the economy.

  25. Granger says:

    Seriously, that is the dumbest story I’ve read in a long time.

    But I do like Jennifer Garner’s “normalness” (and no, I’m not talking about her ripped undies). I like that she gains a good old fashioned healthy amount of weight while pregnant and is still carrying some of it 12 weeks later!

  26. Ash says:

    I’m so sure, she “can’t buy new underwear”. Biggest load of crap ever. Who cares.

  27. Embee says:

    Underwear issues aside, we’re looking at the bum of a mother 12 weeks after giving birth. I must say she looks very good! A photog would need a wide angle to capture my yeear that soon after childbirth, I feel certain!

  28. Embee says:

    *rear* (oops)

  29. MomInNH says:

    Even the highest quality undergarments will rip or tear if you tug at them or pull them up too hard. I’m glad she’s wearing a pair. I don’t care that they’re torn.

    I live in Southern NH about an hour north of Boston, and I’m in the city several times a week. I’ve seen Jen and Ben (at a distance) walking around or shopping and they always blend in and look like everyone else. I like that they don’t wear gawdy “look at me” clothes to try and stand out for attention.

  30. anastasiabeaverhausen says:

    Darnit. This story is making me like her. I was always neutral about her before, but dang, that could have been me. I ALWAYS have panties like that in my stash.

  31. Prissa says:

    Not a big deal. Perhaps she spends her money on college trust funds for her kids – something REALLY important. Dumb paparrazi!

  32. the original kate says:

    big whoop. at least she has undies on!

  33. gg says:

    Period Pants! Ignore it all, Jennifer, we love you.

  34. OXA says:

    Violet is an adorable and happy kid, her parenting skills are great so who cares what her drawers look like. I have had that happen to new underwear and trashed em at the end of the day.

  35. EM says:

    She must be mortified to have this all over the press. Seriously, they really do s*ck!!

  36. Elle says:

    Keeping it reeeeeeal.

  37. czarina says:

    Jeez, does nobody have children???
    Is the world of paps and blogs written by men only???
    The woman has a baby (who is probably up several times a night) and a young, active little girl.
    If she’s like anyone else, she probably is grateful to have time to shower, and that she can even remember to put ON undies!
    I know when my son was born (my daughter was 16 mo. at the time), I must have looked like crap for months and months…I lost the ability to care HOW I looked in public. A little undie tear? HAH! I had milk and jam stains all over my clothes, I was mis-matched, I never wore socks (couldn’t find a pair), my hair was a bush, my legs were a jungle (who had time to linger in the bath, much less shave…any spare time I had I used for sleep!).
    By comparison, Jen looks totally put together…you CAN tell she has some help.
    Undie tear…please…

  38. daisyfly says:

    Love that she’s such an anti-famewhore that the paps focus on her torn underwear. Good grief, she’s got two kids to take care of, one of which she gave birth to not too long ago. If that’s as big a scandal as one can come up with, kudos for her on maintaining a normal life.

    Ripped panties, ripped t-shirts, ripped anything, stains, tears, etc…all are status quo for a parent on the go with kids. I’ve got four kids and I’ve had shoes break on me, food and spit up stains in inappropriate locations, and the ever lovely leaking of breast milk, all in very public places. Anyone making a big to do about this is just trying to find something to complain about.

  39. Granger says:

    czarina, I can so relate! My daughter was 17 months when my son came along. Damn, that was one exhausting year!

  40. aleach says:

    aw shes got her period panties on…leave her alone! this makes me love her even more.

  41. gia says:

    based on this picture, she is now my new favorite celebrity. my idol.

  42. Codzilla says:

    czarina/Granger: My son was 18 months when my second boy was born. Seems almost miraculous that we survived, doesn’t it?

  43. Kim Watson says:

    ok….si did it NOT occur to anyone that this just happened? I have had my hand go through the waistband of mu underwear on more than one occasion and it does not always happen when you are at home and can change them. Anyway BIG DEAL she has a rip in her gotchies…who the heck cares?

  44. Marmot says:

    As much as they are a CRAZY level of intrusiveness, I find these photos so comforting. I wore my maternity undies into the ground because after our baby was born, the state of my appearance was way down on my list of concerns, and the state of my appearance without pants on was even lower. (Sorry, husband.)

  45. Marmot says:

    PS- I also love this thread, because at least no one is blaming Obama for the state of Jennifer Garner’s underpants.


  46. Aspen says:

    That was my thought…She’s wearing period panties. Leave her alone.

    Oh, Marmot. No…the state of her underpants is W’s fault, and Sarah Palin was a co-conspirator.


  47. (Kascal1) says:

    She’s a normal wife and mother. (big deal so she has more money than some of us.)Jennifer and Ben look very much in love and happy.I would love to have a man I love that loves me. I would even have another child if I wasn’t close to 60.) It is disgusting and ignorant to take pictures like that and comment about it, no matter who it is. They are good, decent, loving, working parents, leave them alone!

  48. CB Rawks says:

    “I have had my hand go through the waistband of mu underwear on more than one occasion and it does not always happen when you are at home and can change them.”

    Yeah, I think that’s the only way it could happen, because you’re not going to step into a pair that is already torn up. I’ve definitely shredded a couple. 🙂