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Jennifer Garner Gushes to Dr. Oz About Her Idol Martha Stewart: I Named My Dog After Her (Exclusive)

Who’s a good girl? … apparently Jennifer Garner’s late four legged friend, Martha Stewart. 

The 47-year-old actress couldn’t help but gush over her love for television personality Martha Stewart — recalling the sweet reason she had named her pet pooch after the 77-year-old media mogul, while making an appearance on The Dr. Oz Show.

“When I was a young actress starting out and I would have auditions in the morning, I would come back and make myself lunch and watch her first cooking show. Back before she had a talk show or anything like that and it was just in the kitchen with Martha,” the Love Simon star explained to the 58-year-old daytime host of why she decided to name her furry friend after her idol. 

When Oz asked if Garner always called her dog by her full name, the Texas native quipped: “Well, I mean it depended if she was being good, maybe she was Martha, but she knew that if I called her Martha Stewart she’d better get off the couch.”

She continued: “She was the world’s absolute best gorgeous dog and she and Martha Stewart, the actual human, loved that there were dogs in the world named after her. So she was always very sweet and very welcoming to Martha Stewart, the dog.”

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Dr. Oz, Jennifer Garner and Martha Stewart appear on ‘The Dr. Oz Show.’ The Dr. Oz Show

Adding to the fun, Oz’s interview with Garner — which kicks off the show’s May Sweeps programming — concluded with a sweet surprise … a visit from Martha Stewart. Garner, who looked overcome with joy, joked the real life domestic diva was “better behaved” than her dog, and went on to discuss their decades-long friendship.”[Martha] taught me how to make a Thanksgiving [dinner]. We did Thanksgiving together and it has been the Thanksgiving that I’ve made for my family every year — and it’s been 20 years.”

Jennifer Garner’s interview on The Dr. Oz Show airs Friday, April 26. 

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