by CBB contributor Kristin
With Ben Affleck‘s recent appearances in Cambridge, and Jen Garner‘s guest appearance on Live with Regis and Kelly, this couple seems to have finally come out of their shell. After shadowing their daughter Violet Anne from the media and keeping quiet about their lives as new parents, Jen shares a funny episode of being a stay at home mom and Ben tells his Boston fans that Violet is "beautiful."
While Jen talks to Regis and Kelly about how happy she is to stay at home with baby Violet, she confesses to almost burning down the kitchen in their Cambridge home. She said that she put some oil in a pan on the stove to heat, got distracted, and smoke started billowing throughout the home. Jen said “We’re staying in a rented house, and I didn’t know how to put the vent on over the stove." Of course, the fire alarm went off, repeatedly saying ‘fire, please leave the building’, which caused Violet to cry, and Ben to react. “He’s upset,” Jen said, “So he rips the thing out of the wall. Sorry, people we are renting from! We will fix it!”
After the arrival of the fire department, Jen laughs and tells Regis and Kelly, "…There were like eight firemen and I said, ‘Well, I can fix you dinner. But it’s probably gonna be burned." The happy couple will be spending the summer in Ben’s home town of Cambridge, Massacusetts. There, Ben will be directing his first film, Gone, Baby, Gone. Fans were lucky enough to ask him about Violet when he stopped by Cataloni’s, a well known bar in Dorchester. "His face lit up like a Christmas tree," says fan Dawn Pirone, in the new issue of People. "He said, ‘She’s beautiful.’"
A friend of Ben’s also tells People Magazine, "Ben enjoys playing daddy", and "He’s in love with his little girl." One of Jen’s friends says even though teething is a little uncomfortable for little Violet, she’s still "delightful" and that, "She is just the apple of their eye – beautiful and happy." With Jen enjoying her days at home with Violet, and Ben settling into their parenting routine, things couldn’t be any more perfect. As for how Ben’s coping with his party days being a thing of the past, Gone producer Alan Ladd Jr. says "That’s all behind him. Now he’s very serious-minded. He goes to bed early these days and gets up early."