Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck Bang Showbiz

Jennifer Garner's baby bump embrace impresses

JENNIFER Garner did two things this week that won the hearts of women around the world.

First, the actress told Ellen Degeneres about her baby bump.

Quieting the excitement and clapping from the audience, Garner quickly added: "I am not pregnant, but I've had three kids and there is a bump. From now on, ladies, I will have a bump ... and let's all just settle in and get used to it. It's not going anywhere."

Hooray for Mrs Affleck. Stars such as Jessica Alba and Scarlett Johansson seem to pop out a bub and then lose their post-baby weight on their way to the drive-through to pick up their skinny decafe soy latte!

The divine Ms Garner is 42 years old and seems to have made peace with the fact her body may not be as willing to conform to the "Hollywood ideal" stomach size any longer. Good on her for being such a breath of fresh air.

I have a 10-week-old and I guess it is time to dust off the sneakers and try to get fit again. I am not sure if I will ever lose my baby bump either, as I am very good friends with chocolate and wine.

I seem to have lost motivation to eat well and cut out the treats, because the fatty foods are my prize at the end of busy days. So I have asked my husband to help me with my new regime and to stop bringing home entire blocks of Snack chocolate for us to devour at night. Our wedding vows could have read, "I promise to love you in sickness and in health, and even when you eat the last piece of Turkish Delight."

Weight loss and gain seems to ebb and flow with parts of our lives. Loved up and content? Chances are you have packed on a few pounds. Heartbroken? You probably have shed a few kilograms despite the diet of wine, frozen meals and ice cream while you belt out heart songs and cry your eyes out.

So my goal is to fit my pre-baby jeans in the near future. The thing is, with each baby the size of the jeans has increased so I am really cheating.

Oh, and the second thing Jennifer Garner did to impress me this week? The red carpet star flashed her undies accidentally at a movie premier.

You know what she was wearing? Nude-coloured Spanx. Obviously she was trying to suck that baby belly in a little with those really ugly, really long knickers that make you look like you are going for a bike ride.

You see, she really is just like the rest of us after all.

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