Actress Jennifer Garner Named Dog ‘Martha Stewart’ To Get the Cook’s Attention

Jennifer Garner at the star ceremony where Mark Ruffalo is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 8, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.
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Jennifer Garner has shared a charming and somewhat unconventional method of getting noticed by none other than culinary and lifestyle magnate Martha Stewart. In a whimsical confession on TikTok that has since taken the internet by storm, the acclaimed actress revealed that naming her late dog after Stewart was a deliberate strategy to garner an invitation to the cooking icon’s show.

Why Jennifer Garner named her dog ‘Martha Stewart’

The endearing backstory was unveiled in a TikTok video posted by WeRateDogs. Garner disclosed that her inventive strategy emerged from her deep admiration for Martha Stewart’s culinary skills and her desire to be a guest on Stewart’s cooking show. “I used her to bribe my way onto The Martha Stewart Show, ’cause I was a fan of Martha’s,” Garner confessed.

Her creative bribe seemed to pay off. It not only granted her appearances on the show but also led to Stewart warmly acknowledging the dog’s name during an episode. The memorable moment included Stewart showcasing a photo of the white Labrador, much to the audience’s delight. This further solidified the special bond shared between Garner, her pet, and the cooking show legend.

Despite the success of her playful strategy, Garner humorously expressed a lingering wish for Stewart to reciprocate the gesture. Stewart could do this by naming a dog after her. Garner hinted at a continuation of their lighthearted exchange. “I think it’s only fair if she eventually gets a dog, she names it Jennifer Garner,” said the WeRateDogs host. “I didn’t want to have to be the one to say it, I’m glad you did,” Garner responded.

Garner’s love for animals doesn’t stop at her late dog Martha Stewart. She’s also a pet parent to Birdie, Moose, Kitty, and a puppy named Bugs. Birdie, an 8-year-old Golden Retriever, has a special story of joining the Garner household. It is rooted in a promise to her eldest daughter Violet. The decision to add Birdie to their family came when Violet was just two. She expressed her desire for a pet dog. This was a wish Garner thought would fade over time. Instead, it solidified into a heartwarming addition to their lives.

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