jennifer-garner-children

Jennifer Garner opens up about her children in rare interview about family life in lockdown

The Hollywood star shares Violet, Seraphina and Samuel with ex-husband Ben Affleck

Hanna Fillingham

Jennifer Garner has opened up about how her children are coping during lockdown in a new interview with Ellen DeGeneres, and that her son Samuel, eight, nearly had a nasty accident after cleaning his bathroom for the first time. The 13 Going on 30 star appeared via video link on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday, where she revealed that Violet, 14, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, are making the most of the situation. "Everyone's really good. They have been great. We have our moments of course but I think they really get the call to action of staying put and working hard to keep your chins up," the Hollywood actress said. "They're cleaning the house and helping out and they've been really good."

jennifer-garner-children-parents

Jennifer Garner opened up about her children's lockdown routine

Detailing her family's cleaning regime that nearly ended in disaster, Jennifer added: "Every Sunday we do the whole house. My son – I finally let him do his bathroom himself, he's eight, and I walked in, and he had put so much like bathtub cleaner in it and then just filled it with water and emptied the water out, so it had coated the inside of the tub, and it took me like 20 minutes of scrubbing. So we had to take a step back and say, that was thorough, there was a lot cleaner, but it would have eaten your skin off, so let's try again."

MORE: Jennifer Garner shares glimpse inside son Samuel's room during lockdown

jennifer-garner-children-parenting-hack

The 13 Going on 30 star shares her children with ex-husband Ben Affleck

Jennifer shares her three children with ex Ben Affleck, and the pair live near each other in LA, so that their children can split their time between both parents. During the lockdown, Jennifer has been doing her bit to help keep people entertained while at home, and has started her own initiative, Hey Jen, Look at Me, where people can send in videos of themselves showcasing their talents in quarantine. The mother-of-three regularly posts footage from entrants, which have ranged from people dancing to reciting plays. The idea came about after Jennifer's son had to miss his school play because of the coronavirus pandemic and had been upset about it.

READ: Johnny Depp shares glimpse inside stunning home in LA

Despite being a well-known actress, Jennifer is incredibly down-to-earth, and prefers nothing more than spending time with her family. Chatting to Heat about her home life, the star revealed: "We're a lot like most families, I would imagine. Just being together during my time off and having fun. I love the laughter. Family is very important to me."

Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.