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Jennifer Garner opens up on how her mother grew up in poverty

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Jennifer Garner is opening up about her parents' humble upbringings.

'My parents are just salt of the earth ... my mom grew up really poor in Locust Grove, Oklahoma on a farm,' the 48-year-old actress said on Monday's inaugural edition of Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan

The Camping actress said she's had in-depth conversations with her mother Patricia Ann Garner about her upbringing.

Jennifer Garner in glasses looking at the camera: The latest: Jennifer Garner, 48, said on Monday's inaugural edition of Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan. The Camping actress said she's had in-depth conversations with her mother Patricia Ann Garner about her upbringing © Provided by Daily Mail The latest: Jennifer Garner, 48, said on Monday's inaugural edition of Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan. The Camping actress said she's had in-depth conversations with her mother Patricia Ann Garner about her upbringing

'I said to her, "Mom does it bother you when I talk about your poverty as a poverty as a child, does that bother you?" And she said, "I’m never ashamed of going up poor; rather I am amazed by the grace and the dignity that my parents had throughout my childhood."'

She credited her mother for getting her graduate degree and then teaching remedial reading to students who can't read.

She commended her father Billy Jack for working hard to support his family, traveling the world to make a living.

Garner, who's mother to daughters Violet, 14, and Seraphina, 11, and son Sam, eight, with ex-husband Ben Affleck, 48 - chat with Corrigan about about a number of topics on the special.

a person posing for the camera: She credited her mother for getting her graduate degree and then teaching remedial reading to students who can't read

She credited her mother for getting her graduate degree and then teaching remedial reading to students who can't read
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They included her endeavors with her organic baby food brand Once Upon a Farm and nonprofit Save the Children's Save with Stories program, which has aided with the distribution of food and educational tools to children who would normally get it in school amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


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The Golden Globe-winning actress wrote Monday on Instagram, 'Thank you to @kellycorrigan for asking me to tell her more about my parents, my work with @savethechildren, @onceuponafarm, @lamaidaproject, and pretty much everything else.

Jennifer Garner smiling for the camera: Good causes: They talked about her endeavors with her organic baby food brand Once Upon a Farm and nonprofit Save the Children's Save with Stories program © Provided by Daily Mail Good causes: They talked about her endeavors with her organic baby food brand Once Upon a Farm and nonprofit Save the Children's Save with Stories program Jennifer Garner in glasses looking at the camera: In a series of clips on Garner's Instagram Stories, Kelly Corrigan opened up about the variety of topics to be discussed © Provided by Daily Mail In a series of clips on Garner's Instagram Stories, Kelly Corrigan opened up about the variety of topics to be discussed

The Alias actress continued, 'I’m excited to see the show tonight and so excited for my friend Kelly. ♥️ #TellMeMorePBS .

In a series of clips on Garner's Instagram Stories, Kelly Corrigan opened up about the variety of topics to be discussed.

'We talked about her childhood in West Virginia,' she said, 'we talked about her work with Save the Children and also about her work with Once Upon a Farm we talked about role she loves, breast-feeding on set ... and so much more.

The show airs on PBS at 9/8c or streams on its app. 

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