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March 24, 2020

Jennifer Garner Chats with Jimmy Fallon about Her Parents' Refusal to Stay Indoors Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

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On Thursday, March 19, 2020, actress Jennifer Garner appeared as a guest on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: At Home Edition.” During the episode, she revealed how her parents were handling the coronavirus outbreak.

Garner, 47, shared with Jimmy Fallon, 45, how stubborn her parents were. She revealed how her father and mother, William and Patricia Garner, refused to stay indoors during the coronavirus pandemic stating:

“I’m like, ‘Dad, mom, the world is shut down to keep you safe.’ And they’re like, ‘We think we’re going to go to Sam’s Warehouse.’”

Jennifer Garner at the premiere of EuropaCorp's "Nine Lives" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on August 1, 2016, in Hollywood, California | Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images


Garner’s kids cooperating amid COVID-19

The “Alias” actress went on to reveal how she’d insist that they stay at home. Despite having such a hard time with her parents, Garner revealed that she was having more success getting through to her children.

I don't care, I'm going to go out

The star is a parent to Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11, and Samuel, 8, whom she shares with ex-husband, Ben Affleck. She explained how she felt her children’s age groups were the perfect ones to deal with during this outbreak.


Jennifer’s kids are the perfect ages

Garner shared how they were old enough for her to explain to them what’s happening, and for them to process it. She revealed how they weren’t also too grown up to say: “‘Well, I don’t care. I’m going to go.'”


Her work with Amy Adams

During the video chat, the “Love, Simon” actress also spoke to Fallon about the Save with Stories program she started with her friend, Amy Adams. The program aims to enlist help from other celebrities to read children's books on social media.


Fundraising for children’s meals

Besides providing an entertainment option for children who are currently stuck at home, Garner and Adams are also collecting donations for Save the Kids and No Kid Hungry. The funds will assist children from low-income families who have been cut-off from getting free or reduced-cost lunches from school.


Fallon disturbed by daughter on-camera

While Fallon was preparing himself to have a duet with Garner during the daily 10-minute segment, he was hilariously disturbed by his daughter. Frances, 5, walked into the room he was recording in to ask him a question.

The television personality politely told her that he was busy and asked her to give him “five minutes.”

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