Jennifer Garner wooed Internet and TV audiences of The Ellen DeGeneres Show when she co-hosted the annual Mother’s Day episode this past Thursday. In case you missed it, we’ve got the lowdown on her hilarious music video and her confession that she once fired her OBGYN.
Garner, the 46-year old actress and mom who everyone loves for being super relatable — not to mention adorable — opened the show with a funny video that basically sums up why moms are so awesome.
The video starts with Garner playing an acoustic guitar and singing in a high falsetto voice as she belts out the words, “Motherhood is a beautiful thing / It fills your heart with joy and makes you want to sing / But to all the pregnant ladies at The Ellen Show / There’s a few things that you should know … ”
Then she literally throws the guitar and grabs a mic. Yes. People, she starts to rap and OMG it is everything.
“Imagine squeezing something out the size of a watermelon,” Garner raps, “how much pains that? There’ll be a lot of swellin’ … ”
Later in the show, Garner tells the surprising story of how she knew she was pregnant for the first time. Garner is a mom of three kids: 12-year-old Violet, 9-year-old Seraphina, and 6-year-old Samuel.
Garner told Ellen that she just knew she was pregnant, apparently before science did. She took a home pregnancy test but the line was so faint that she did what most moms do — she went to the doctor to confirm. But her doctor told her she wasn’t pregnant, even though she took a “proper test.”
Her doctor learned that day not to ever mess with a mother’s instincts.
Garner told Ellen that she knew her doctor was just plain wrong.
“I was like, ‘Yeah, I am. I’m telling you I am,’ ” Garner said. “So Violet’s 12, and I don’t use that doctor anymore, but I have her so I won!”
Garner has been making moms laugh a lot ever since she joined the Motherhood. Her willingness to be public about her parenting highs and lows in combo with her sweet disposition make her a fabulous role model for moms everywhere. Like that time she shocked everyone with delight by her dramatic reading of “Go the F**k to Sleep.”