Well, that clearly didn’t go as planned for Jennifer Garner! The A-list actress took to Instagram on Monday, Aug. 6 to share that she and her eldest daughter, Violet, 12, got lost while on a kayak during their recent vacation in Sweden.
The 42-year-old posted a photo of the two riding into the sunset during their kayaking trip. And while the pic was beautiful, their experience was actually far from it. “On a pre-middle-school sneak away with my eldest… Did I get us lost in a kayak? Yes. Did we paddle as hard as we could for 100 hours and end up in a shipping lane? I’m afraid so,” Jennifer shared. “Did we have to be rescued? Yup. #TheSunsetWasaBigUpside #SheNeverComplained.” We’re glad the girls are ok following the scary situation!
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On a pre-middle-school sneak away with my eldest… Did I get us lost in a kayak? Yes. Did we paddle as hard as we could for 100 hours and end up in a shipping lane? I’m afraid so. 😬 Did we have to be rescued? Yup. #thesunsetwasabigupside #shenevercomplained #thankyoumattias #welovedyousweden 🇸🇪 . . . 📸: Mattias from @langholmenkajak
Jennifer also chronicled details of how she was saved while out at sea. “If you’ve seen my post today… This is Mattias! Our savior! Thank you, @bipsterpersson!” she wrote alongside a selfie with “Mattias” on her Instagram story. We bet he felt super lucky to save the 13 Going on 30 star!
Violet was welcomed by Jen and her ex-husband Ben Affleck in 2005. The duo is also parents to a daughter Seraphina, 9, and Samuel, 6. In a previous interview, she told the funny story of when she found out she and Ben were expecting Violet.
“I woke up that morning and I just knew and I peed on the stick and it was so faint… those first few days it’s so faint, you can hardly tell,” she began. “So I was on my way to work and I called my doctor and said, ‘Can I come in and have a proper test?'”
“And he gave me one and he said, ‘I don’t know, you’re not pregnant. It’s negative.’ And I was like, ‘Yea, I am, I’m telling you I am,'” Jen added. “And so, she’s 12 and I don’t use that doctor anymore but I do have her, so I won.” Too funny!