DRAFT: Jennifer Garner Expecting Baby No. 2


Jul. 18 2008, Published 6:00 a.m. ET

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Violet Affleck is going to be a big sister!

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are expecting their second child together, reps for the stars have confirmed.

The confirmation puts an end to incessant speculation over the past few weeks when the former Alias star was snapped in loose-fitting tops.

Jennifer is used to those rumors though. Ever since welcoming Violet in December 2005, the 36-year-old has repeatedly had to brush off baby bump talk.

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"Everyone continues to think that I'm two months pregnant," she told Self magazine in April. "But at this point, it's just laziness! I think your body shifts. If I gained weight before, it didn't go to my stomach. Now it'll go to my stomach and lower half. Where I used to be flat, now -- when I wear a T-shirt -- you see a little bit of normal person."

Though they weren't expecting then, the couple, who celebrated their third wedding anniversary on June 29, have always had plans for more children.

Jennifer Garner

"We’re going to have another baby soon now that we’ve figured out how to do it," Ben told Times Online in May. "We want lots of kids."

The new bundle of joy is expected to arrive by year's end, and he or she will not only have a sibling in Violet, but a famous playdate as well -- Ben's BFF Matt Damon and his wife Luciana are due with their second child this fall.


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