It’s somewhat hard to believe, but many of our favorite stars have children who are in their teens now. Gwyneth Paltrow, for instance, just posted an Instagram with her 14-year-old daughter, Apple, who looks like the spitting image of the Goop founder. What’s more: Jennifer Garner recently talked to People about her 13-year-old daughter, Violet, as she’s just starting to get into makeup. (Cue our hearts melting.)
The Peppermint star opened up about Violet’s newfound interest in beauty, explaining that she’s been having a ton of fun experimenting with makeup and exploring the whole world of it. That being said, though, she still doesn’t leave the house without getting her mom’s stamp of approval first. “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 told the magazine. “So that’s kind of where we are with it. It’s a process. Growing up is a process,” she added.
In the same interview, Garner also addressed the fact that it was likely an odd experience for Violet growing up with a mom who was constantly having her makeup done and altering her look. “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,” she mused. “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,” she added, referring to her actress off-duty aesthetic.
While Garner admits she’s not sure how the aforementioned has affected her daughter, the 46-year-old made it clear she wants her children to know that she’s most confident and comfortable when she simply looks like herself. “I think whatever version of growing up they need to do around that, if they can come back to this in the end, we’re good to go,” she said.
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