“New Year, New Me,” the Miracles from Heaven star teased alongside a snapshot of herself on Instagram sporting facial hair, a bear and a cropped hairdo from a 2011 project that never came to fruition. Garner also revealed in the caption that she was pregnant with son Samuel at the time, who she shares with ex-husband Ben Affleck. “#themovieneverhappened #turnsoutIwaspreggers #babiesarebetterthanmovies.”
Fans took to the comments to compliment Garner’s makeover, which was completed by special effects artist Rick Baker, and compare the 13 Going on 30 star to male celebrities.
The Tribes of Palos Verdes actress, who joined Instagram in September 2017, ended the year celebrating the holidays with Affleck, 45, a source exclusively revealed to Us Weekly last month. Although the Justice League actor has since moved on with Saturday Night Live producer Lindsay Shookus, he and Garner maintain an amicable relationship to coparent their three children, Violet, 12, Seraphina, 8, and Samuel, 5. Affleck has also said he is committed to “trying to live a normal life and is focused on putting his family first,” according to a source.