Jennifer Garner discusses ‘pretend cooking show’ and family holiday plans


Throughout the globe, COVID-19 has affected each person differently in the past couple of months.

While we get used to this new normalcy, Jennifer Garner always makes sure to think positive when it comes to the pandemic.

During the pandemic, the 48-year-old actress has shared details about her family, baked, and her everyday ups and downs.

Garner told Good Morning America that she has found cooking to be an excellent way to stay connected with her family and friends.

“Cooking connects me to my family because my mom was such a steady, solid, really great cook,” Garner said. “Whenever I smell a roast chicken or fresh bread baking or my neighbor Marge’s gingersnaps in the oven, it connects me to my childhood. And I feel like I’m passing that on, and that comfort and coziness, as much as I can to my kids, as well as an expectation that they will grow up and they know what healthy food is.”

Garner gave birth to her children Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel, with ex-husband Ben Affleck. She shared that her kids cook a lot and enjoy it very much.

“My 8-year-old son can whip up pancakes, he can make all different kinds of cookies,” Garner said. “They’re all really helpful with breads and with dinners, they’re good in the kitchen.”

Garner has even been cooking virtually on her Instagram series called “Pretend Cooking Show.” The series on Instagram has garnered more than 2.2 million views.