Jennifer Garner frustrated with parents for refusing to self-isolate amid coronavirus crisis

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner is frustrated with her parents, William and Patricia, for refusing to stay at home and practice social distancing amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

While officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) are urging people to practice social distancing and stay home in a bid to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Garner told U.S. late night host Jimmy Fallon she's frustrated with her mum and dad for not following the advice.

"The hard thing are teens and early 20s people and my parents (sic). My parents are the hard ones," she said. "I'm like, 'Dad, Mom, the world is shut down to keep you safe.' And they're like, 'We think we're going to go to Sam's Warehouse.' Stay home, you have to stay home!"

The 13 Going on 30 actress added that her three children - Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11, and Samuel, eight, who she shares with ex Ben Affleck - have been great throughout their quarantine.

"I think I have the perfect age kids for this because they're big enough to understand and to have the conversations, 'Like, we're built for a challenge, we can do this, we're a tough team. Let's learn about a vacuum cleaner,'" the 47-year-old continued. "But they're not so big that they're just like, 'Well I don't care. I'm going to go.'"

Garner and Amy Adams are partnering with Save the Children, and have started the #SaveWithStories campaign, in which stars read stories and urge fans to donate money to children who are going hungry due to school closures.


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