Is Jennifer Garner pregnant?!
Tabloids have often reported that the actress is expecting her fourth child with husband Ben Affleck. In an attempt to silence rumors for good, the star of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day made fun of her seemingly permanent “baby bump” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday.
“Supposedly…you have a baby bump,” Ellen DeGeneres said. “So, I guess you’re pregnant again?”
“I get congratulated all the time by people that I know, saying, ‘I hear you’re pregnant!’ You know, this one woman who had babysat for us said, ‘OMG! I can’t wait for baby No. 4!’ and I thought, ‘What is going on?’ So I asked around and apparently I have a baby bump. And I’m here to tell you that I do—I do!” the actress said as the audience erupted with applause. Garner left them hanging before admitting that she was only kidding. “Hold up. Hold right up! I am not pregnant, but I have had three kids and there is a bump,” she said. “From now on ladies, I will have a bump. And it will be my baby bump. And let’s just all settle in and get used to it. It’s not going anywhere. I have a bump. Its name is Violet, Sam, Sera. Well, but I see you guys are really eager for us to pop out another one. Gosh, you’re exhausting!”
DeGeneres told her guest, “You look fantastic and it really is crazy that people are looking for something and saying that you have a baby bump…Anyway, thanks for clearing it up. So, you will have a baby bump forever.” Garner laughed and replied, “Yes, forever and ever.” The host asked, “But not another baby?”
“No, just a bump,” Garner reiterated.
“All right,” DeGeneres said. “Nothing wrong with that!”
Garner then joked that her stomach looks “like a camel, but in reverse.”
In the same episode, DeGeneres spoke with Garner about the success of Affleck’s most recent movie, Gone Girl. “Maybe the reason why it’s No. 1 is because he’s showing his [penis]” the comedienne said.
“I think you’re probably on to something. And what I have to say is…you’re welcome,” the 42-year-old Men, Women & Children actress said. “You know, I try to consider myself a charitable person and I wanted to give back. You give me so much. I wanted to give something back to all of you.”
“We certainly appreciate it,” DeGeneres said. “I know you do,” Garner replied.
“Now, forgive me if I don’t know this. Is this the first time he’s been frontal nude in a film?” DeGeneres asked. With a smile, Garner asked for clarification. “Outside of our very racy films? Um, yes,” she said.
“Was he nervous about it? Were you nervous about it? Did you talk about it?” DeGeneres asked. Recalling her conversation with Affleck, Garner said, “It was a discussion it was like, ‘Hey, um, at work today [David Fincher] talked me into coming out of the shower.’ I was like, ‘Cool. Well, I hope he had on a wide lens.'” After pausing to laugh, the actress added, “If you’re going to go there, Ellen, you have to go all the way there. You can’t ask me to talk about this and not just be ready for whatever comes.”
After the interview, DeGeneres and Garner played “Hoop Dee Do Me.”