Jennifer Garner is a queen, plain and simple. Onscreen she’s played everything from a badass double agent to a lovable magazine editor. And if you scroll through her Instagram, you’ll notice her real-life personality is even better. Garner recently got candid about how her body’s transformed since giving birth to her kids, Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel. On an episode of the Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast, she tells host Giovanna Fletcher why she fully accepts her post-pregnancy body.
“There are some incredible women whose bodies just, no matter how many babies they have, they bounce right back to that slim-hipped, no stomach,” she says. “It’s incredible. I have so many girlfriends who have that physique, and I’m so happy for them. I am not one of them. That is not my gig.”
And Garner has no qualms about this. “I can work really hard, and I can be really fit and I will still look like a woman who’s had three babies, and I always will,” she says.
This isn’t the first time Jennifer Garner has tackled this subject. In September 2020 she shut down a commenter who asked if she was pregnant. “I am 48, have three healthy kids, and am not—and never will be—pregnant,” she said. “We can lay that pupper to rest. Have I gained the COVID 19? Possibly. But that is another story.”
Blake Lively recently took to Instagram as well to talk about post-baby body insecurities, specifically when it comes to shopping for clothes. She called out fashion brands to do better when it comes to inclusive sizing.
“It doesn’t send a great message to women when their bodies don’t fit into what brands have to offer. It’s alienating and confusing,” she wrote. “And I wish I felt as confident then as I do now, a year later looking back. That body gave me a baby. And was producing that baby’s entire food supply. What a beautiful miracle. But instead of feeling proud, I felt insecure. Simply because I didn’t fit into clothes. How silly is that in retrospect?”