JEN’S GET­TING AD­VICE From San­dra & Jimmy

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Jen might be at the top of her game as an ac­tress, but as a mom, she wants all the help she can get! “Jen’s been seek­ing par­ent­ing tips from pals like San­dra Bul­lock and Jimmy Kim­mel,” says an in­sider. “She’s slightly ner­vous about be­ing an older mom, but San­dra, who’s 54, has re­as­sured her that she has noth­ing to worry about and that age is just a num­ber. San­dra was only a few years younger than Jen when she adopted her kids, Louis and Laila, and says it was the best de­ci­sion of her life.” out again can’t that be­lieve in he’s a mat­ter how go­ing quickly of to months, be­come his life a Brad dad has turned around for the bet­ter,” says the in­sider. “It’s a huge tri­umph. He’s gone from be­ing stressed and worn out to the hap­pi­est man on Earth. He has a new lease on life and can’t stop beam­ing.” When An­gelina, 43, left him, tak­ing their kids with her, he was dev­as­tated as he strug­gled to pick up the pieces. But he gave up booze, fought hard to have his chil­dren back in his life and opened his heart to the pos­si­bil­ity of love again. “Get­ting sober has com­pletely changed his life for the bet­ter in ev­ery way,” says the in­sider. Jen sees this as a new be­gin­ning as well. Not only for her and Brad as a cou­ple — they famously split of gelina Smith mar­riage in — on 2005 but the af­ter also fol­low­ing set for Brad of her­self Mr. fell four & for as years Mrs. An- she con­tin­ues the 2016 death to find of her peace mom, fol­low­ing Nancy Dow, with whom she had a strained re­la­tion­ship. “Nancy was a model, and she was all about pre­sen­ta­tion and what she looked like and what I looked like. I did not come out the model child she’d hoped for,” Jen said in De­cem­ber. But be­cause of their prob­lems, says the in­sider, “Jen now knows what not to do when it comes to bring­ing up her child, and she’s de­ter­mined to be the best mom ever. She’s learned from Nancy’s mis­takes.” Jen wants to be more than a mom. “She also wants to be her daugh­ter’s best friend and de­velop an un­break­able bond,” says the in­sider. “She’s been read­ing count­less books on moth­er­hood to pre­pare her for what’s to come.” And, says the in­sider, she’s also get­ting ad­vice from fa­mous friends who have kids (see above), like Jimmy Kim­mel, San­dra Bul­lock and Ja­son Bate­man, with whom she shared her happy news while cel­e­brat­ing New Year’s Eve to­gether in Jack­son Hole, Wyo. With six kids — Mad­dox, 17, Pax, 15, Za­hara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and twins Knox and Vivi­enne, 10 — Brad’s prac­ti­cally a pro when it comes to par­ent­hood af­ter spend­ing years of his life chang­ing di­a­pers, en­ter­tain­ing, com­fort­ing and learn­ing from his mis­takes. “Jen is con­fi­dent,” says the in­sider, “that he’ll be a hands- on dad supporting her

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