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Single Mom Jennifer Garner Reveals How She and Her Kids Are Dealing With Self-Isolation as a "Tough Team"

Single Mom Jennifer Garner Reveals How She and Her Kids Are Dealing With Self-Isolation as a "Tough Team"

Jennifer Garner was featured on Jimmy Fallon's Home Edition show where she shared her fears about her parents as well.

Jennifer Garner, 47, who was named the most beautiful person by People magazine in 2019, is many things. She's not just an actress but a single mom as well. The 47-year-old was married to actor and director Ben Affleck for 13 years before they divorced and they have three kids together. The mother-of-three is a hands-on mother, which the videos on her social media have proven over and over again.

Recently, the celebrity was chatting with TV show host Jimmy Fallon and during the video interview, she told him about her time at home during quarantine with her three kids. She told Fallon that they were the "perfect age" to handle changes like these. Her three kids, Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11, and Samuel, 8, have been able to accept the changes that the coronavirus outbreak has brought to their lives. Just like most people in the US, she too has home-quarantined with her kids, to flatten the curve and stop the spread of the infection. Currently, 15,219, confirmed and presumptive positive cases are there in the country as of March 23, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

During the at-home video interview with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show: At Home Edition on March 20, she revealed that she was proud of her kids for handling the "house arrest" situation.



 

"I think I have the perfect age kids for this because they’re big enough to understand and to have the conversations," the Peppermint actress told the host, as per HollywoodLife. "Like, we’re built for challenge, we can do this, we’re a tough team. Let’s learn about a vacuum cleaner. But they’re not so big that they’re just like, 'Well I don’t care. I’m going to go.'"

She said that her children are lucky to "have online school" and there are other activities keeping them engaged. They have also stayed in touch with family members through video chats using different applications. "I have nothing to complain or worry about," she said when talking about her gratitude for her food and shelter. "It’s actually been totally fine for me. We have a job to do, we’re doing it, we’re staying home. We’re flattening that curve," she added.



 

However, while she is happy about how her children are taking the situation day-to-day, she's concerned about her elderly parents. She believes that her parents, Patricia and William, haven't grasped the importance of staying home and away from others during this period, according to Daily Mail.

"The hard thing are teens and early 20s people and my parents," the Elektra actress said. "My parents are the hard ones. I'm like, 'Dad, Mom, the world is shut down to keep you safe.' And they're like, 'We think we're going to go to Sam's Warehouse,'" she joked. "Stay home, you have to stay home!" she added. Older adults or those above the age of 65 fall in the high-risk category and have a higher chance of getting the infection.



 

During the conversation between Fallon and Garner, the former's daughter walked in and interrupted him with a question. He had been readying to start a duet with Garner and her saxophone when his daughter came into the room.

"You’ve got to give me five minutes, bud," Fallon said, according to q13fox. The 13 Going on 30 actress added that her kids wanted to join the duet when she went into the other room. "They all wanted to come in and I was just like, ‘Um, don’t you have online school? Bye!'" she said jokingly.



 

They were only two of the celebrities who have shown the world what working from home has been like for them. Other stars like Shonda Rhimes, the creator of the hit show Grey's Anatomy, recently opened up on social media too. "Been homeschooling a 6-year old and 8-year old for one hour and 11 minutes. Teachers deserve to make a billion dollars a year. Or a week," she wrote on social media, praising teachers.



 

References: 

https://hollywoodlife.com/2020/03/22/jennifer-garner-praises-three-kids-self-isolation-jimmy-fallon-interview/

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8138973/Jennifer-Garner-worried-parents-dont-understand-importance-social-distancing.html

https://q13fox.com/2020/03/21/jimmy-fallon-gets-hilariously-interrupted-by-his-daughter-while-interviewing-jennifer-garner/

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