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!”