Jennifer Garner Says Ben’s Bad With Barrettes

Jennifer Garner doesn’t look the least bit sleep deprived on the cover of the new issue of In Style – but the mom-of-two says that looks can be deceiving.

Jennifer describes she her sleepless night on the eve of the cover shoot:

“Violet wanted me to rock her. The baby was ready to nurse. Ben was trying to have a conversation with me in the middle of the night for some reason. I didn’t sleep! I would think I looked appropriate for someone who had a baby six weeks ago. Except they don’t go together, having a baby and then six weeks later sitting for a cover shoot for your favorite magazine.”

While life with two young kids can be hectic, Jennifer, 37, says that she has the help of her husband Ben Affleck, who will do “the school run” with big sister Violet, 3.

“He dresses [Violet] and does her hair. It’s pretty funny. You can always tell when he has been at it, just two random barrettes hanging in there. It’s so sweet.”

The couple’s second daughter Seraphina is now 3 months old, but Jen says they knew right away that she was a sweetheart.

“With Sera, I’m so sure of her sweetness as a person. She’s taught me that there’s an innate goodness in people that’s real. And it’s there from birth.”

As for Violet, Jennifer says that her eldest daughter has taught her to “slow down and appreciate things.”

“Once, when she was 6-months-old, I was nursing her and kind of in a hurry. I was impatient, and she was really taking her time, just staring at the ceiling. So I looked up, and the way the light was playing on the ceiling was so beautiful. I wouldn’t have noticed that on my own.”

Along with taking care of a toddler and a newborn, Jennifer is also busy promoting her new film, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. So how does she unwind when things start getting too crazy?

“I have a glass of wine with a girlfriend,” she says. “I wish I meditated, but it’s wine and chocolate. Let’s face the facts!”

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  1. Carla

    “Ben was trying to have a conversation with me in the middle of the night for some reason.” made me laugh out loud.

    Can you drink alcohol while you’re breastfeeding?

  2. sarah ann

    No you can not drink alcohol when you are breastfeeding it goes directly to
    the baby.. Ben was probably asking if she needed any help..But she was not listening > Men don’t know how to do a girl hair >> Hint just brush her hair and try a cute headband…
    Since she spends her free time with her girlfriend drinking wine and chocolate..hmm wonder if that is with Reese Witherspoon …

  3. gia

    I think she does look a little sleepy on that cover…I thought she looked a little different even before I read the interview.

  4. annabelle rose

    Wonder if the girl friend is Reese Witherspoon…No you can not drink while
    breastfeeding it will go directly to the baby..Hint for men who dress their
    toddlers.. brush their hair and put a headband on them.. it is easier..

  5. Michelle H. in CO

    A little wine isn’t going to hurt the baby. I’m sure she isn’t getting wasted and then going ” I’m gonna go feed the baby now” Besides, you can have reserve stored in the freezer in case you wanna have more than one glass!

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