Forget velvet-roped nightclubs in Hollywood — the newest celeb hotspot for stars including Jennifer Garner and Brooke Burke-Charvet is the carpool lane. The Odd Life of Timothy Green actress, 40, and the Dancing With the Stars co-host, 41, are part of the same Malibu moms carpool, Burke-Charvet tells Us Weekly exclusively.
Asked which of her fellow famous moms she'd let babysit her four children — son Shaya, 4, and daughters Neriah, 12, Sierra, 10, and Rain, 5 — the television personality named just two women: Cindy Crawford, mom to Presley, 13, and Kaia, 11; and Garner, mom to Violet, 7, Seraphina, 4, and Samuel, 12 months. "[Jennifer] is very normal," Burke-Charvet told Us of the A-lister. "And she and I carpool together — so I trust her! Moms I know, I trust. And that's about it!"
Garner, too, has mentioned the apparently star-studded carpool before. Last year, accepting the award for Female Star of the Year at CinemaCon, she joked: "[My mom] said, 'Can they take this back? Because every time I talk to you, you are breastfeeding, you are running carpool, you are on the library committee — you are not acting!'"
She also said that husband Ben Affleck had taken a few turns behind the wheel. Addressing the Argo director in her speech, she thanked him for "taking over drop-offs and pick-ups and bedtime so I could make it."
Burke-Charvet (married to Baywatch alum David Charvet) has had to get a few of her own shifts covered recently, too. In December, she underwent surgery for thyroid cancer and was confined to bed for a few weeks. "I had to give up my carpool and driving duties, which is huge," she tells Us. "Everybody took over."
"I didn't have to cook for a while, I didn't have to clean – it was different but it was necessary for a while for me to just sit around and watch movies and read books and relax a little bit," she explains. "I don't get to do that too often!"
Fortunately, the Modern Mom blogger is cancer-free now. "I'm actually doing great," she tells Us. "I'm back to normal, I'm working out, exercising…Honestly the worst part is over and I'm healing beautifully. Life is good."
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