Please Welcome Baby Affleck, Part Deux

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have baby number two.

In what must have been one of the most closely watched baby bumps of the year,Us Weekly reports that actress Jennifer Garner and her husband, Ben Affleck, are the proud parents of another (I’m sure) adorable baby girl. This makes the second child for the couple, who are already the parents of Violet, 3.

I have to say that I appreciate the way Garner and Affleck handle their private lives. Even though Jennifer was photographed a million times with a baby bump (hey, a girl has to leave the house) and was recently photographed meeting sex therapist Dr. Holly Hein, they never really spoke openly about the pregnancy or their marriage except for some brief admissions after she couldn’t really hide it anymore. As a matter of fact, you don’t really see this couple speaking about each other at all in the press.  I guess Ben learned about the power of airing your personal life when he dated and was engaged to Jennifer Lopez prior to marrying Jen Garner.

Many people choose to keep pregnancies to themselves except for family and close friends, not just the rich and famous. Having a baby is a private and special matter for a couple and there are some things you just want to savor for yourself. Your coworkers and casual acquaintances might express concern that you’re not more forthcoming but every kick, every blessed moment of your pregnancy is really something for you and your significant other to share. Disclose as much as you care to have people know and leave the rest for you and your partner.

Congratulations to Jen and Ben on their new bundle of joy!