Growing up in the spotlight can be challenging, especially for celebrities’ children.
That’s why Jennifer Garner, the beloved actress known for her roles in movies like “13 Going on 30”, is determined to keep her home life private. With three children – Violet, 13, Seraphina, 10, and Samuel, ten – from her previous marriage to Ben Affleck, Jennifer understands the importance of shielding her kids from unnecessary scrutiny.
In a recent interview with Katie Couric on her podcast “Next Question with Katie Couric,” Jennifer opened up about her concerns regarding social media and its impact on young minds. While Jennifer maintains an online presence for her work and her organic baby food company, Once Upon a Farm, she has made a deliberate choice to not allow her children to have Instagram accounts.
Jennifer shared her worries about the pressure that social media puts on kids, calling it a “huge problem.” When her eldest daughter, Violet, occasionally expresses a desire to have an Instagram account, Jennifer acts as a guide and encourages open conversation. But she emphasizes the importance of waiting until there is evidence that using Instagram brings genuine happiness to teenage girls.
Her parenting rule is simple: “When you can show me studies that say that teenage girls are happier using Instagram than not, then we can have the conversation. But everything you look at, I don’t see anything positive for you out there.” Jennifer wants her children to prioritize their mental well-being, and she believes that Instagram might not contribute positively to that.
While Jennifer and Ben sometimes share glimpses of their family life on social media, a recent photo of Ben, Jennifer Lopez, and their 17-year-old daughter, Violet, garnered significant attention. The resemblance between Violet and Jennifer Garner is striking, leaving fans amazed. One admirer exclaimed, “You could have told me that’s Jennifer Garner, and I would have believed you. Wow,” while another fan commented, “Ben Affleck’s daughter is literally her mother’s twin.”
It’s heartwarming to see Violet growing up and developing her own unique identity. She values her privacy, just like her mother, and it’s evident that Jennifer’s efforts to shield her children from unnecessary exposure have had a positive impact.