Jennifer Garner, My New Kindred Spirit

My heroine of the week is Jennifer Garner. She’s the first celebrity I’ve ever seen admit that her belly grew after pregnancy and never returned to its normal size. I’m literally in awe of her for admitting that people are RUDE to ask her about it and tabloids have even posted headlines underneath her photo declaring her upcoming 4th child with Ben Affleck is on its way. It’s just goes to show you: Don’t believe what you read!

Ellen DeGeneres put the question out there on the table recently on her show and Jennifer said this:

“I get congratulated all the time by people that I know, saying, ‘I hear you’re pregnant!’ You know, this one woman who had babysat for us said, ‘OMG! I can’t wait for baby No. 4!’ and I thought, ‘What is going on?’ So I asked around and apparently I have a baby bump. And I’m here to tell you that I do—I do!” But before popping bottles to celebrate a new Garner-Affleck offspring, the mom explains that just because she has a baby bump doesn’t mean that she’s pregnant. “I am not pregnant, but I have had three kids and there is a bump,” she explained. “From now on ladies, I will have a bump. And it will be my baby bump. And let’s just all settle in and get used to it. It’s not going anywhere. I have a bump. Its name is Violet, Sam, Sera.”

I got asked if I was pregnant about six months after the birth of my second child – maybe a year, I don’t remember. It burned. I’ve never lost my baby weight – maybe some of it, but not all of it, and I never will.

I often look at celebrities and wonder how the heck they lost it all….Jennifer Garner being one of those beautiful women.

But hearing her boldly…and proudly…admit that the weight’s not coming off…maybe ever.



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  1. I have 5 kids and wear my bump proudly. It will never go away.

  2. Melissa Smith says

    I just saw that clip the other day & loved it! As if I wasn’t already a fan of hers, declaring that forever baby bump made me love her even more!

  3. YES! OMG! I shared this yesterday on Facebook and TOTALLY agree with you. I think she’s my new best friend. She just doesn’t know it yet. 😉

    I am with you, though, 100%!

  4. She seems like a very down to earth type of gal. I’m glad she is setting a good example in Hollywood. In this day and age, a lot of people need to see this.

  5. I still have one of those “bumps” too, but my son is 13 🙁 Great post, Jennifer is an amazing woman!

  6. Me too! I saw this yesterday and was screaming with excitement. I loved it!

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