April Fools? Jennifer Garner announces memoir: 'The time has come'

April Fools? Jennifer Garner revealed she wrote her first book, a memoir titled Bless Your Heart, but the date of the announcement has some people questioning its validity.

“I’m thrilled and finally able to share with all of you—I’ve written a book! This whole process has been humbling and illuminating, taking me deep into places I didn’t even know I could go,” Garner, 46, captioned an Instagram video on Monday, April 1. “Thank you to every one who helped bring these stories to life and held my hand along the way. The time has come for me to share it—I can’t wait to hear what you think. XX Jen #BlessYourHeart.”

In the clip, the Alias alum held up the hardcover and called it a “real labor of love.” She noted, “I just want to thank everyone who was part of helping me write and create this book, Bless Your Heart.”

In addition to the date of the announcement causing some fans to wonder if the book is real, the cover also advertises a foreword written “by [Garner’s] therapist.”

“Lol but I legit want to read a book you’ve written,” one fan commented on Instagram. “Darn April fools.” Another added, “I think this is an April fools joke and NOW IM SO SAD.”

However, not everyone is skeptical. Another Instagram user wrote, “So looking forward to reading your story and seeing a glimpse of how you became the wonderful and strong woman that you are!” A fourth continued, “Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to read it. Cuz anything written from a classy lady like you would have to be a self-help masterpiece.”

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If the book is legit, it is unknown what topics it will cover. The Peppermint actress was married to Ben Affleck — with whom she shares children Violet, 13, Seraphina, 10, and Samuel, 7 — for a decade before they announced their split in June 2015. Garner and the Justice League actor, 46, remain close friends so they can “coparent in as good a way as possible,” he explained on the Today show last month.

“I’m lucky [my kids have] got a great mom,” Affleck added. “She’s wonderful. Somebody’s the mother of your kids, they’re going to be the most important, central part of your life, and that’s good.”

The Argo star recently rekindled his romance with Lindsay Shookus after he completed a 40-day treatment program for alcohol addiction. Garner, for her part, is in a relationship with Cali Group CEO John Miller.

“They’re doing great,” a source exclusively told Us Weekly in March. “[Jennifer] loves that he’s not in the entertainment industry and is just a simple guy.”

Us Weekly has reached out to Garner’s rep for comment.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 10: Jennifer Garner is seen on June 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 10: Jennifer Garner is seen on June 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stav/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are seen on June 02, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stav/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: Jennifer Garner is seen on May 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 28: Jennifer Garner attends City Year Los Angeles' Spring Break: Destination Education at Sony Studios on April 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for City Year Los Angeles)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Jennifer Garner is seen on April 29, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 25: Jennifer Garner is seen on April 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 24: Actress Jennifer Garner attends CinemaCon 2018 STXfilms Invites You to an Evening Featuring A Sneak Preview of Their Feature Films at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners on April 24, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 12: Jennifer Garner seen on the streets of Manhattan on April 12, 2018 in New York, NY. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jennifer Garner
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 11: Jennifer Garner seen on the streets of Manhattan on April 11, 2018 in New York, NY. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jennifer Garner
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 11: Jennifer Garner seen out and about in Manhattan on April 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
Jennifer Garner attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party following the 90th Academy Awards at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California, on March 4, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX (Photo credit should read JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Jennifer Garner arrives at the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Jennifer Garner is seen on February 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Jennifer Garner is seen on February 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Jennifer Garner is seen on January 29, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Jennifer Garner attends the Screening Of IFC Films' 'The Tribes Of Palos Verdes' at the Ray Kurtzman Theater on November 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actress Jennifer Garner attends the premiere of 'The Tribes of Palos Verdes' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on November 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: (L-R) Joe Keery, Maika Monroe and Jennifer Garner attend the premiere of 'The Tribes of Palos Verdes' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on November 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Jennifer Garner is seen on November 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Actress Jennifer Garner attends the 2017 Baby2Baby Gala at 3LABS on November 11, 2017 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19: Actress Jennifer Garner is seen walking in Soho on October 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Actress and Save the Children Trustee Jennifer Garner attends the 5th Annual Save the Children Illumination Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on October 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Save The Children)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Actress Jennifer Garner is seen walking in Soho on October 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Jennifer Garner is seen on October 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - OCTOBER 06: Actors Jennifer Garner and Maika Monroe attend the red carpet for 'The Tribes of Palos Verdes' at UA2 East Hampton Cinema 6 during Hamptons International Film Festival 2017 - Day Two on October 6, 2017 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Hamptons International Film Festival)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 23: Jennifer Garner is seen on August 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Jennifer Garner is seen on September 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 01: Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's mother Christine Anne Boldt are seen on August 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 26: Jennifer Garner is seen on July 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 02: Jennifer Garner is seen on July 02, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 06: Jennifer Garner attends NET-A-PORTER x Draper James Event on June 6, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for NET-A-PORTER)
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