Taupe took her daughter to the park to play on the swings yesterday – mommy and Violet pictures are always a sure thing. These will end up in one of the weeklies for sure…because people love babies and people love bumps!

As you know, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are expecting their second child. She and Ben have also been enthusiastically house hunting, looking for a bigger place. This just a month after dumbass reports had them on the brink of a split.

Clearly not on the brink of a split.

Exactly the opposite in fact. Taupe is tidy. Taupe will fight tooth and nail to avoid having “divorced twice” after a comma behind her name. And I’m told she’s actually even more ambitious than he is. As such, Taupe has been gently encouraging her husband to start working towards a political career and a 10 year plan, with her by his side as the modern Jackie asset, and the MiniVan Majority cheering behind them.

Shaking hands and holding babies…doesn’t that define the campaign trail? Going back to “traditional” values. Wonder what Joni Mitchell would have to say about that.

Photos from Wenn.com and Flynetonline.com