Did Jennifer Garner Just Pull an April Fools' with Memoir Announcement for Bless Your Heart?
Jennifer Garner might have just made a fake book announcement
Jennifer Garner seems to be having a laugh with April Fools’ Day on Instagram.
The 46-year-old actress announced on Instagram early Monday morning that she would be releasing a book titled Bless Your Heart.
“Hello, good morning. I have some exciting news to share — I have written my first and probably only book,” she says in the video posted to her profile. “It’s a real labor of love and I go places I never thought that I would go. But I do. And I just wanna thank everyone who was part of helping me write and create this book, Bless Your Heart.”
Garner went so far as to also show off the book cover for the likely prank.
“I’m thrilled and finally able to share with all of you—I’ve written a book! 🙈😬🙈This whole process has been humbling and illuminating, taking me deep into places I didn’t even know I could go. Thank you to every one who helped bring these stories to life and held my hand along the way. The time has come for me to share it—I can’t wait to hear what you think. XX Jen,” the actress wrote alongside the video.
The telling clue that Bless Your Heart is an April Fools’ Joke: The foreword is by her “therapist.”
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In an exclusive chat with PEOPLE for last week’s issue, Garner revealed that her oldest child with ex-husband Ben Affleck “likes to explore and play with makeup,” but she knows her limits.
“She’s really smart about, ‘Okay, now I’m leaving the house, now I need to check with my mom because chances are she’s gonna make me take this lip off,’ ” Garner said. “Which, I do.”
“So that’s kind of where we are with it,” Garner added. “It’s a process. Growing up is a process.”
Garner — who also shares son Samuel Garner, 7, and daughter Seraphina Rose Elizabeth, 10, with Affleck — said she realizes the “tricky” nature of being her daughter’s age, noting, “It’s just hard to be an adolescent.”
“I think it’s probably extra complicated when you literally were nursed in the makeup chair as an infant, and have grown up sitting in your mom’s lap while she got her makeup done your whole life,” Garner said. “My kids know two versions of me: They know the version that I see in the mirror right now that looks crazy, and it’s what they see 90 percent of the time.”