Jennifer Garner is a busy lady. First and foremost, she’s the mother of three beautiful children: Violet, 12; Seraphina, 9; and Samuel, 6. She’s also navigating co-parenting with ex-husband Ben Affleck, who has made headlines in recent years for his battles with addiction.
Amidst all this, Jennifer’s acting career has never slowed down. In fact, she has had at least one production under her belt for every year she’s been an actress, maintaining a vibrant career for over two decades. Most recently, she’s starred in the HBO limited series Camping. On top of that, she’s the cofounder and chief brand officer of Once Upon a Farm, a company specializing in organic, non-GMO baby food.
In her family life, Jennifer has found something that she can share with her children that keeps her grounded: religion. Growing up in West Virginia, the actress attended Christ Church United Methodist. All three of her children were baptized at the church, and they now attend weekly services at a local Methodist church in Los Angeles, where they reside. It was while attending church one weekend that Jennifer almost had a major wardrobe malfunction that she hilariously recounted in a recent interview with People.
We can’t imagine what a day in the life of Jennifer Garner looks like.
The mom of three is constantly on the move. Her acting career is as active as ever. She’s currently starring in HBO’s newest limited series, Camping.
She’s also active in a number of children’s charities.
Then there’s Once Upon a Farm, which creates farm-to-table food for little ones. Jennifer is the cofounder and chief brand officer of the company.
But there’s something that the busy star has learned to make time for, and that’s Sundays at church with her three children.
It wasn’t always that way.
While Jennifer has said she grew up going to church every Sunday in West Virginia, she admitted to falling off a bit when she moved to Los Angeles.
During a 2016 appearance on Good Morning Texas to promote her film Miracles From Heaven, Jennifer spoke out about her relationship with her faith.
“I grew up going to church every Sunday of my life,” Jennifer explained, “and when I did move to LA, it wasn’t something that was just part of the culture there in the same way, at least in my life. But it didn’t mean that I lost who I was.”
Jennifer still holds a special connection to Christ Church United Methodist in West Virginia, where she grew up worshipping.
Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel were all baptized there. Working on that film inspired Jennifer to talk to her kids more about church and to get them into the routine of going each week.
“There was something about doing this film and talking to my kids about it and realizing that they were looking for the structure of church every Sunday,” she said. “So it was a great gift of this film that it took us back to finding our local Methodist church and going every Sunday. It’s really sweet.”
A recent visit to church almost led to an embarrassing moment for the actress, as she shared with People.
“My skirt got caught in my panties at church a couple of weeks ago and I almost walked into the congregation after going to the restroom with full biscuit showing,” Jennifer told the mag.
Lucky for her, she realized what had happened before it was too late.
“I felt a breeze pretty quickly,” she laughed.
Jennifer has always been the kind of star who doesn’t take herself too seriously. Her down-to-earth way of life has led her and her children to their best and happiest days.