Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck Keep Things Boring

04/27/2009 at 11:00 AM ET
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No new surprises this time around when it comes to motherhood for actress Jennifer Garner! Telling that her new life as a mom of two is similar to her experience following the birth of her first daughter Violet Anne, now 3, Jennifer laughs that the addition of 3 ½-month-old Seraphina Rose Elizabeth has only added spice to the mix. “[I know] it’s only one more, but it feels like three more,” she says.

Following a pregnancy that had the paparazzi in hot pursuit, only to be intensified once baby Seraphina arrived, Jennifer reveals that she and her husband, actor Ben Affleck, are keen on keeping their lifestyles low-key for the sake of their daughters. “We try to be boring,” she jokes. For now, the couple’s arrangement has worked; The two trade off their work schedules, ensuring that at least one parent is on duty.

“A big part of it is that somebody’s got to raise the kids, so if we’re both at work, that’s a bummer for them. But there’s no rush.”

Jennifer’s new movie Ghosts of Girlfriends Past is in theaters May 1st.


— Anya

FILED UNDER: News , Parenting

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Kayla on

I love this couple. It’s awesome that one of them is always with the kids. Does anyone know if they have a Nanny??

Lauren on

they have at least 2 nannies.

Marie Snyard on

They have one nanny now in Boston.. She is an older woman with
red hair.. It is nice to see an interview where she talks about
her life with Ben.. She will be on Regis on Friday .. Premiere for
her movie tomorrow night..Letterman on Wednesday night..

Lauren on

They also have another hispanic nanny. They have many.

HollaUp on

I think if they wanted the media to view their kids as off limits, they could refrain from speaking about their children while selling their movies. You feed the beast a little, it just wants more.

Lauren on

Totally agree HollaUp!

Rosy J on

I don’t think they have a problem talking about their kids. That what proud parents do. The problem is with paparazzi hounding them for pics when they are on everyday errands (preschool drop offs/Pick ups, marketing & etc) Sounds reasonable to me. Anyway, I love their parenting style and respect CBB for honoring their request to tread lightly with the constant photos of their offspring, who are not in the entertaintainment arena. Kudos to them and CBB. As always, I adore this family. Little Sera is so beautiful, she looks just like Vi at that age.

lisette on

They only have one nanny.She probably couldn’t go with them so they hired another in Boston.I don’t think they’re selling to the “beast” as you say .If they wanted to use their kids for publicity they would’ve done what alot hollywood couples do and sold their pics to the tabloids.They just tell the reporters tid bits about them like any proud parent would do .Either way the media are going to follow them where ever they go because they’re famous and people like seeing them.