Jennifer Garner Says Ben Affleck Is The “Fun” Parent


During a Wednesday appearance on The Tonight Show, mom-of-three Jennifer Garner promoted her new film, Draft Day, and opened up about family life with husband Ben Affleck and their three kids: Violet, 8, Seraphina, 5, and Samuel, 2.

“Benjamin is good, he’s great,” she gushed of her hunky hubby. “I get home Friday and he leaves that day for Batman. I know, it’s going to be awful, though, because he’s been home now for a few months and when he’s really home, he’s so in dad mode and I think he’s going to have a hard time.”

As for their parenting roles, the actress says there’s a clear division in their household.

“We are divided down a very mom-dad [line]. If it has to do with making food, or homework or anything that has to do with actually functioning, that’s a mom thing,” she shared. “Then coming in, just as you’re getting them to bed and picking them up by their heels and swinging them around? That’s a dad thing. Anything fun, that is Ben!”

The Alias alum, 41, went on to say that Ben is “psyched to finally have a little boy,” and they have a special bond.

“He LOVES his girls, but he’s serious about his son right now,” Jen said. “So, he taught him about his bits. He taught him about his ‘P’ and his two ‘N’s.’ Now anytime we pass a dog who’s walking on the street or we’re at a zoo or something, our poor little son is crouching down and looking up and he’s like, ‘Mama, does that have a vagina or a penis and two nuts.'”

With host Jimmy Fallon cracking up, the actress quipped, “That’s what Ben’s been up to.”

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  • englishgal

    sad to hear dull old gender stereotypes reinforced

    and ‘finally’ having a boy? his daughters are going to enjoy how much they said that when they’re older

    • Whoever

      Why is it sad? That’s how they want to run their family, nothing wrong with that. Some people do live by very “traditional” gender roles. Why would that bother anyone else?

      • englishgal

        Because she’s a public figure tootling about it on a tv show, and because this shit is still central to american life and politics. But sure, if you want mommy to do homework and daddy to play ball, be my guest. See how happy and fulfilled your daughters end up

        • leah

          Take off your cranky pants englishgal..I grew up this way and now have a family of my own where mommy does housework and daddy plays ball..I can’t imagine being any more happy and fulfilled

          • englishgal

            feminism = cranky pants

  • Meg

    Oh stop. You don’t know what really happens behind closed doors in their house. She made a comment to get some laughs.

    • Anonymous

      She actually made similar comments like this before so I don’t think she did it for laughs.

    • englishgal

      then that’s even worse!

  • Jane

    Love this family!

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