Nobody was more shocked to see Jennifer Garner in tears than the actress herself, who got emotional during an interview on the Today show when discussing her mom, Patricia — who she said was sick.

When co-host, Savannah Guthrie began chatting about the 42-year-old’s new film, ‘Danny Collins,’ and its focus on family, the program flashed a picture of Jennifer with her mom and sisters in ‘Southern Living.’

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Jen with mom Patricia and sisters Melissa and Susannah.

“There’s nothing like sharing the spotlight with your sisters and your mom,” she said as the tears began to flow. “It’s always fun for me to get my sisters dolled up, and my mom.”

The mother-of-three admitted she was surprised by the waterworks, admitting, “I’m so sorry, my mom is under the weather and it’s just so shocking…I didn’t realize I would get so emotional.”

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As fellow host Matt Lauer called her one of the greatest guests ever, Jennifer exclaimed, “The ‘Today’ show is too tough for me!”

Watch her full interview below: