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It’s a girl for Jennifer Garner

She inadvertently revealed her baby’s gender on ‘The Tonight Show’
/ Source: Access Hollywood

For a couple that has tried so hard to keep their private life, well, private, Jennifer Garner may have just let the cat out of the bag about her and Ben's upcoming bundle of joy.

The “Alias” star appeared on the “Tonight Show” Tuesday night and refused to answer Jay Leno when he asked if she was having a boy or a girl.

But later in the show, when Garner began to talk about her expanding belly, it seemed she inadvertently slipped.

“You can just start to feel really pregnant, like you are the hugest person on the face of the planet,” she said. “I felt bigger and bigger, like she...”

The audience erupted in applause as Garner laughed and stopped in mid-sentence, realizing what she had just said.

But it wasn't the first time Jen has slipped up when talking about her baby.

When Access Hollywood's Nancy O'Dell spoke with her on the red carpet of this year's Emmys, the two joked that since the baby is being written into the plot for “Alias,” the baby should be collecting a paycheck.

“I hope your baby's getting paid,” Nancy joked.

“I think that's a great idea! She..... yes... definitely,” Garner said, again realizing what she had said and quickly stopping herself.

Luckily for Jen, a sense of humor has served her well, especially since her pregnancy has indeed been written into her hit show. Her character, superspy Sydney Bristow, discovers that she's pregnant with fellow agent Michael Vaughn's (played by Michael Vartan) baby.

“My stand-in has a bump, and my stunt double has a bump,” she revealed. “The other day, I walked in, and my stunt double looked a little different to me and I said, ‘Did they graduate your bump?’ ... And she said, ‘Yeah, we went to a bigger bump.’”

Always the trooper, even though Jen is just months away from delivering her baby, she's hard at work back on the set of “Alias” for a fifth season.

Nancy recently paid a visit to the set to catch up with the mom-to-be to find out if the baby was affecting the show.

“You're doing a lot of pushing and shoving,” Nancy joked.

“Don't worry. It's all fake,” Garner laughed.

“Now I see you're glowing,” Nancy added. “I can't tell if it's because of the new season or the pregnancy.”

“You just decide on your own,” Garner grinned.

“Probably a little bit of both,” Nancy suggested.

“Maybe,” a coy Jennifer played along.

However, Jen told Access Hollywood at one point, they actually considered trying to hide the pregnancy on the show.

“We talked about trying to hide it and I just said that's ridiculous,” Garner admitted. “First of all, I think it's a really honest, mature, real storyline for her to play and for me to get to play with her. Also, it would just be ridiculous right now, if not in a couple of months.”

Garner married actor Ben Affleck in June. Dressed in a cream colored empire waist, straight gown with a sea-colored sash, the 33-year-old Garner said her vows to 32-year-old Ben on the Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos.

During our set visit, she told Nancy that her life is about as close to perfect as it gets.

“Life is good in general. Even when things are a little sloppy, there are things you can look at and say, 'Wow! This is a really great aspect of my life' and maybe I didn't know about it before or didn’t appreciate it,” Jen said. “Then there are times where everything is going right at the same time and you just have to love them for all they're worth. I feel like I'm in the middle of one of those, so I'm just appreciating it.”

The baby will be the first child for both.