Jennifer Garner still has to deny pregnancy rumours at 48: I 'look like a woman who's had three babies'

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Jennifer Garner just got real about the toll having three kids can take on a woman's body.

The actress, who shares Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, nine with ex-husband Ben Affleck said her body never 'bounced back' as some do. 

Appearing on the Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast, the 48-year-old said carrying her children forever changed her body - as many women who have had multiple pregnancies can attest to. 

"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 told host Giovanna Fletcher.

"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."

"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."

Garner also spoke about an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2014, in which she had to publicly deny being pregnant after being plagued by rumours due to her 'bump'. 

"From now on, ladies, I will have a bump, and it will be my baby bump. Let's just all settle in and get used to it. It's not going anywhere. Its name is Violet, Sam and Sera," she told Ellen. 

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Despite this - and her age being at the upper end of being able to carry her own child, Garner says the rumours still persist. 

"It's still happening. I'm 48, and I'm single," she told Fletcher. "And it's still happening, so you might as well take that bull by the horns."

"It's just a body. Be grateful to it. It carried you this far. It carried babies for you. What else do you want? My goodness."

​Garner recently opened up about the challenges of parenting three kids during the pandemic, saying it had been difficult to see them miss out on so much.

"This has been such a hard year for mums. We have had to say 'No, no, no.' We've had to watch our kids be home, miss out on things," she told ETOnline.

"It is one thing to miss out on something as an adult, but to watch your kids miss something they have looked forward to or just how hard it has been to see them isolated and on Zoom every day..."