Jennifer Garner Explained Why Her Kids Prefer Watching Ben Affleck’s Movies Over Hers, And The Reasoning Holds Up

It’s only natural to have favorites when it comes to movie choices — however, it must get a little confusing when both your parents are major Hollywood stars.

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This certainly seems to be the case for Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck’s three children: Violet, 17; Seraphina, 14; and Samuel, 11.

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Jennifer is currently promoting her new Apple TV+ show, The Last Thing He Told Me, which is based on Laura Dave’s book. It’s also the latest novel Reese Witherspoon has helped adapt for the screen. Don’t expect Jennifer’s kids to watch the show, though.

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“My kids don’t love to watch me in things,” Jennifer told InStyle this week, adding that they sometimes will only to be “supportive.”

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Explaining her comment, Jennifer said her kids prefer not to watch her onscreen roles because it can sometimes be a bit weird and confusing to see “your mom kiss someone or cry,” which is a pretty valid argument.

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Despite this, she revealed the same policy doesn’t always apply when it comes to Ben’s movies.

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“They don’t mind watching their dad,” she said. “They don’t want to see me sad, and they don’t want to see me in a romance. They don’t love seeing me play someone else’s mom, honestly.”

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