Jennifer Connelly’s kids are so bored they wanted to watch the UPS delivery


Jennifer Connelly is currently quarantined in Vermont with her husband, Paul Bettany, and their two kids, Agnes, 9, and Stellan, 16. During an interview for Emmy Magazine, Jennifer said her kids are so starved for human contact outside of their parents, they asked if they could watch the UPS guy make his delivery to their home.

For Jennifer Connelly and her family, social distancing in Vermont amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has been “very difficult.”

Connelly, 49, opened up about how the global health crisis has affected her family in a recent interview with Emmy magazine sharing, “I can’t remember if it’s three weeks or four weeks now that we’ve been here,” the Daily Mail reported.

“We don’t go anywhere,” Connelly, who is married to actor Paul Bettany, shared.
The couple shares two children: son Stellan, 16, and daughter Agnes Lark, 9. Connelly is also mom to son Kai Dugan, 22, from a previous marriage.

Connelly shared with Emmy that even the most trivial tasks have proven to be big events in her household due to the lack of outside contact.

“The other day, the UPS guy came, and the kids got so excited. They were like, ‘We haven’t seen a person in a week! Can we watch?'” Connelly said her children told her. “And I was like, ‘Yeah. Sure.’ And they literally sat on the staircase and watched as I opened the door and waved and talked to the UPS guy from a distance.”

“The human connection, not having that contact, has been really difficult for everyone,” Connelly told Emmy according to the Mail.

[From People]

When I first read this, it made me laugh and then I remembered how just last week, I flagged down our FedEx guy to ask him what song he was playing. I could’ve Shazamed it from my window while he delivered to the house next door, but I think I also just needed to connect with someone, like Jennifer said. (I find the Instacart drivers are particularly chatty, fyi.) It is hard on everyone. The parents of my son’s friends and I just came up with a plan to get them together in a socially distant, open-aired environment and then we heard California is looking at possible renewed Stay At Home restrictions due to a spike in our COVID cases. This concerns Jennifer as well because her oldest son, Kai, is 22 and living out here (I think Kai’s dad is here). Jennifer said this is the longest they’ve gone without seeing Kai ever and it was really weighing on her. She had been planning a huge family reunion party that I guess will have to wait until we get our numbers back down. *Sigh* Oh well, at least our delivery people will still visit.



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  1. Lightpurple says:

    We make a point of greeting our mail carrier every morning

  2. Jaxonmeh says:

    I work with a food delivery service app. If I don’t have a delivery in the queue, I’m usually up for a social distancing chat. Just don’t come up on me in my car to “help me.” It’s annoying as I’m trying to do all the things to make sure I don’t forget anything for you and too close to me for my comfort level. I still need to work on a script for that. Most people want no contact deliveries though.

    I did end up talking to a housebound woman the other day about restaurants who might deliver ribs and from where because she was sick of her options. I also gave her names of the other delivery platforms to increase her chances of finding the actual restaurant she wanted delivery from. But I don’t think they do.

    Most of my interactions these days are with the restaurant workers. They’re usually slammed and it’s bite size interactions because it’s nice to recognize people who are nice to us on both sides but we are at the point where we are recognizing each other even with masks on.

  3. E.D. says:

    I live on my own and I saw my Australia Post delivery guy (Noah) more than any other human during lockdown over here.
    I’ve always loved my local mail delivery people but now I see them as absolute heroes!

  4. Onyx XV says:

    I live down south now, but I grew up in the middle of nowhere in Vermont and trust me, you do get excited to see the UPS delivery guy – covid or no covid!! That’s just life in the boonies!

  5. Mia4s says:

    Oof. I felt this. When you’ve seen countless food delivery drivers in person for three months but not your best friend. I joke about it but…ouch.

  6. Brooke says:

    Is it bad that I’m jealous? My husband and I are both essential employees so we had to work through our states lockdown. I know we are lucky to have good jobs but it’s still a little scary. Our wonderful governor (Kay Ivey) decided to lift most of the bans on the state and now our numbers have doubled. We are just pretending like the coronavirus doesn’t exist anymore. Which is why the tiny county we live in was just listed as a new hot spot on the CDC website.

    To make things even worse, a girl I work with let us know yesterday that she’s had a fever for four days but still came to work. Then she didn’t want to leave. I love my job and the people I get to help but I am exhausted. Can I please escape to Vermont?

  7. Ali says:

    I still go out to the grocery store, on social media (black lives matter) and do zoom calls.

    I really dont miss human contact.

  8. Jared says:

    Whenever I see Jennifer I think of the final scenes of Requiem for a Dream. It left an indelible mark on me.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      Whenever I see her, I think about one of the biggest travesties in Oscar history: when she won best supporting actress over Maggie Smith and Helen Mirren. That Connelly was even NOMINATED over ANY of the other women from Gosford Park was a travesty in itself, but her win forever burned into my brain that Academy Awards are absolutely worthless.

  9. Granger says:

    I don’t really get this. Her son is 16 years old. My daughter is 16 and she goes out for a walk with a friend every evening. They are responsible kids who keep their distance (I’ve actually heard confirmation of this from people who’ve seen them around the neighbourhood). My son is 14, and he has gone for a couple of bike rides with friends. They’re on their bikes, so always at least 6 feet apart. I firmly believe that allowing these activities is important not only for their physical, but also their mental health.

    Do Jennifer and Paul live in the middle of nowhere and that’s why their kids can’t see anyone?

    • AMM says:

      I assume they live in a gated community with large yards for privacy. Probably not tons of neighbors around.

    • Candikat says:

      I don’t know for sure, but at the beginning she says “I don’t know how long we’ve been here” so I was assuming they don’t live in Vermont normally, maybe had access to a house there and decided to get out of town?

    • notasugarhere says:

      From what I’ve found, they have a 100 acre farm outside Stowe. Not a lot of nearby neighbors for friendly walks or bike rides.

  10. brooksie says:

    I can’t be the only one wondering: what was the song your FedEx driver was playing?!

  11. Ana says:

    I can relate to this…my children run to the window whenever the garbage people come or someone is getting a FedEx delivery.

  12. TeamMeg says:

    Her fashion sense is… unusual?