Jennifer Garner: I Felt "So Fat and Huge and Ugly" Pregnant

Celebrity News Dec. 9, 2009 AT 11:34AM
Jennifer Garner: I Felt "So Fat and Huge and Ugly" Pregnant Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

For Halloween 2008, Ben Affleck may have had to answer the dreaded question from wife Jennifer Garner: "Does this outfit make me look fat?" At the time, Garner was seven months pregnant with their second daughter, Seraphina (born in January 2009). Garner's Halloween outfit: "a furry dog" to match the costume of their daughter Violet, now 4 (mother and daughter went as Fred and Ted, pooches from a children's book with the same title). Garner tells W magazine that she felt "so fat and huge and ugly" that day.

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Which is why for Halloween 2009, Garner avoided dressing up altogether while her daughters and Affleck portrayed characters from the Little Mermaid: Violet was Ariel, Seraphim was fishy friend Flounder, and Affleck was Ariel's dad Triton, King of the Sea.

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Costumes or not, Garner is a hands-on mother who even makes her own baby food, she tells W. "I tell myself, just give her a jar of food and forget about it! Don't be so precious! But it's so easy--I just puree and freeze," she says.

Although she's made time for some film work, the actress says the past year or so has been more or less about full-time motherhood. Her schedule: "Getting the kids up and fed, getting one to school, getting the other down for a nap, going to the grocery store, picking one up from school, getting the other one down for another nap, cooking dinner."

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"I live my life at these two extremes," she says. "I'm either a full-time stay-at-home mom or a full-time actress.”

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She and Affleck, 37, were married in June 2005, when Garner was three months pregnant with Violet. We were together a year, and we just started breeding,” she jokes. "We were like, 'Let's have a baby!' And eight days later..."

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