Jennifer Garner, 48, reveals why it has been ‘such a hard year’

Lockdown look: Jennifer Garner thinks it's been a 'hard year' during lockdown which began 12 months ago

Jennifer Garner thinks it’s been a ‘hard year’ during lockdown which began 12 months ago.

The Hollywood actress – who has Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, nine, with ex-husband Ben Affleck – admits that the coronavirus pandemic has thrown up a huge challenge for mothers.

‘This has been such a hard year for moms. We have had to say No, no, no. We’ve had to watch our kids be home, miss out on things,’ said the Alias actress.

Lockdown look: Jennifer Garner thinks it’s been a ‘hard year’ during lockdown which began 12 months ago

The family: The Hollywood actress - who has Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, nine, with ex-husband Ben Affleck - admits that the coronavirus pandemic has thrown up a huge challenge for mothers. Seen in 2019

The family: The Hollywood actress – who has Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, nine, with ex-husband Ben Affleck – admits that the coronavirus pandemic has thrown up a huge challenge for mothers. Seen in 2019

Her last red carpet appearance was 14 months ago at the SAG awards in LA in January 2020. 

Jennifer, 48, explained that it’s been tough to watch her kids feel ‘isolated and on Zoom’ all the time.

Despite this, the actress admitted to having an easier time than a lot of people amid the pandemic.

She told Entertainment Tonight: ‘I have to say, I have it pretty easy as far as that goes.’

Glam days were a while ago: Her last red carpet appearance was 14 months ago at the SAG awards in LA in January 2020

Glam days were a while ago: Her last red carpet appearance was 14 months ago at the SAG awards in LA in January 2020

Jennifer stars in the new Netflix comedy Yes Day, which tells the story of parents who agree to all of their kids’ wishes for a 24-hour period.

And the brunette beauty revealed she leaned on her own experience of motherhood while making the movie.

She said: ‘I definitely know that the pain of growing up, the pain of separating from the mom when you are so, so close.

‘The first draft of the script really had a lot of friction and the teenager was really snarky and they did not seem to like each other. I said, “That is not what it is. The point is it’s that painful without any of that. It is heartbreaking anyway just letting your kid grow up.”‘

Easy at home: Jennifer, 48, explained that it's been tough to watch her kids feel 'isolated and on Zoom' all the time. Despite this, the actress admitted to having an easier time than a lot of people amid the pandemic. She told Entertainment Tonight : 'I have to say, I have it pretty easy as far as that goes'

Easy at home: Jennifer, 48, explained that it’s been tough to watch her kids feel ‘isolated and on Zoom’ all the time. Despite this, the actress admitted to having an easier time than a lot of people amid the pandemic. She told Entertainment Tonight : ‘I have to say, I have it pretty easy as far as that goes’

Jennifer previously revealed she’s tried to keep active throughout the pandemic.

She explained: ‘I always move my body. That is for me. It’s for my brain, my happiness. I know you’re one step away from a good mood, so no matter what, one way or another, I move.’

This comes after news has has joined the cast of Family Leave.

The actress will produce and star in the Netflix comedy inspired by Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s best-selling book Bedtime for Mommy.

Having fun in the bathtub: The zany Jen pushed a product while in her bathroom

Having fun in the bathtub: The zany Jen pushed a product while in her bathroom

The plot focuses on the Brenners, who wake up to discover a full family body switch and soon realize that the same thing has happened to a family on the other side of the world.

They must find the family of strangers and discover how to undo the switch, all as they navigate daily life in a different body, before it is too late.

Nicole King, Lawrence Gray and Ben Everard are producing the flick with Garner and Jason Brian Rosenthal is serving as an executive producer. Victoria Strouse has adapted the screenplay.

Yes mood: Jennifer stars in the new Netflix comedy Yes Day, which tells the story of parents who agree to all of their kids' wishes for a 24-hour period

Yes mood: Jennifer stars in the new Netflix comedy Yes Day, which tells the story of parents who agree to all of their kids’ wishes for a 24-hour period

yes family: And the brunette beauty revealed she leaned on her own experience of motherhood while making the movie. She said: 'I definitely know that the pain of growing up, the pain of separating from the mom when you are so, so close'

yes family: And the brunette beauty revealed she leaned on her own experience of motherhood while making the movie. She said: ‘I definitely know that the pain of growing up, the pain of separating from the mom when you are so, so close’

Jennifer is also set to star with Ryan Reynolds, Zoe Saldana and Mark Ruffalo in The Adam Project, a new action-adventure movie that is also in development at Netflix.

Shawn Levy is directing the motion picture but plot details have been kept under wraps for the time being.

In the past few years her love life has been topsy turvy.

After splitting from Ben Affleck, they got divorce in 2018 and she had a brief romance with John Miller. 

His past: Affleck moved on with Ana de Armas in 2020 but then they split in December. Seen together in July 2020

His past: Affleck moved on with Ana de Armas in 2020 but then they split in December. Seen together in July 2020

Affleck moved on with Ana de Armas in 2020 but then they split in December. 

The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star and the Hollywood actress called time on their romance recently after nearly a year together and while they really wanted to make their relationship work, the couple decided to split because they ultimately wanted different things.

A source told People magazine: ‘Ben really wanted their relationship to work. Ana has a great energy. Ben was always very happy when Ana was around. She likes to stay healthy and inspired Ben to keep staying healthy too. It was very complicated. Ana is young and adventurous. When she is not working, she wants to travel. She doesn’t want to settle down in Los Angeles. Ben needs to live in L.A. since his kids do. He has been upset about the split but is committed to focus on the happy things in his life.’

At the time of their split, a source claimed there is ‘still a lot of love’ between the pair.

The insider said: ‘The split is as amicable as can be. Ana is great, but I also think there’s something to be said for the fact that Ben has a family and he really wants to be there for his kids and Ana is in a different place in her life … It’s sad, but for Ben, his children come above everything.’

Ben met Ana on the set of their movie, Deep Water. They were first romantically linked in March last year, when they were spotted enjoying a getaway together to Havana. 

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