Jennifer Garner opens up about childhood, lip injection rumors in interview with Southern Living

Photo: Miller Mobley/Southern Living

The first time 42-year-old the actress received a compliment was in the 90s and she was in shock.

“What my mom did that I valued so much was to not place beauty high on the list of priorities. It was a shock when I got to college to hear people say I was pretty,” she told Southern Living.

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Posing with her mother Pat and sisters Melissa and Susannah, the four women display the same brown curls and share a similar style.

Even if her family now lives in Los Angeles, the actress hopes to offer their kids a similar childhood as she experienced in Houston, Texas.

“Being the middle sister of these three girls is the relationship that defines me more than anything else. More than being my kids’ mother, more than being my husband’s wife, I’m first and foremost the middle Garner girl,” she said.

Jennifer Garner and husband Ben Affleck, 42, are parents to Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 2.

Garner also took the opportunity to address rumors that she’s had lip injections.

“We are doing this shoot so people can finally stop asking if my lips are real,” she said.

Photo: Miller Mobley/Southern Living