Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey Dream of Happy Surfers

04/21/2009 at 12:30 PM ET
John Calabrese/Gaz Shirley/Pacific Coast News

Noting that he has a “great backyard” in the form of the Pacific Ocean, it’s only a matter of time before little Levi Alves McConaughey, 9 months, is riding the waves alongside dad Matthew McConaughey. “I’ve already got him in the water, but not on a surfboard,” the 39-year-old actor dishes to E! “It will kind of be up to him…I’m sure he’s going to want to try it out, and if he likes it, it will be something great to do every day.”

“We’ll get him out there soon, floating around.”

His Ghosts of Girlfriends Past co-star Jennifer Garner, on the other hand, has a more straightforward wish-list for daughters Violet Anne, 3, and Seraphina Rose, 3 months. “I just want them to be happy,” the 37-year-old actress admits. “I don’t care what they do…I really don’t!”

During the film’s shoot, Matthew’s partner Camila Alves was pregnant with Levi and while Jennifer didn’t offer up any specific parenting advice, she still left a lasting impression. “[Jennifer] was a pretty good example, that now I can speak to, just by watching her on set be a mother and a professional actress and a pro at both,” Matthew tells Entertainment Tonight. Both appear to have been blessed by easy-going babies; Matthew is quick to point out that Levi has “been out of the country five times” already, as well as on a “a long road trip.” Seraphina, meanwhile, is “really good,” Jennifer raves; While husband Ben Affleck is officially outnumbered, he doesn’t seem to mind. She adds:

“There’s a lot of estrogen but so far he’s handled it pretty well.”

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past hits theaters May 1st.

Sources: E!, Entertainment Tonight

— Missy

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MZ on

Oh I love both of them! Matthew and Jennifer both seem like really great parents.

So, I have a question. When do people normally take their kids into the water? I noticed Matthew said he’s taken Levi out already. It’s going to be very hot this summer and I mentioned to my husband that I was thinking of getting one of those baby inner-tubes so I could take our son into the pool with me for some water time, but he thinks our son is too young.

kmf on

MZ- I think it’s pretty much a personal preference, and what sort of water you’re taking your child into. My daughter went into the water for the first time at 4 months, we didn’t have her in an innertube, but she splashed a bit with her daddy and grandma.

I agree with Matthew- Jennifer seems like a great mom, one that’s got her career and her mommyside balanced. Kudos to her!

Emaline on

Still waiting for a good pic of Sera!

Emaline on

Or maybe they’ll call her Phin…that would go well with Afleck.

Chloe on

Emaline – has quite a few of Seraphina, a couple of nice ones of Jen and her walking in the park. She’s very much like Violet!

MZ on

Emaline, they are calling her Sera. Ben said in an interview. But also, the family has asked paps to take a break of taking pictures of their daughters, so CBB is respecting that by not posting pics for awhile. Jen says in an interview that I read on People’s website today that Violet is really beginning to be upset by all the photographers, saying “please stop!” and when they don’t stop, asking her mommy why they won’t stop because “i said please.” awww 😦

CelebBabyLover on

Chloe- Thanks for the tip! You’re right, Sera DOES look a lot like big sis Violet! The one major difference I noticed is that she seems to have dark brown hair rather than blonde like Violet.