New mum Jennifer Garner thrilled US lifestyle queen Martha Stewart on her show yesterday (20JAN06) when she phoned in to give her first post-pregnancy interview.

Garner, a longtime fan of Stewart, agreed to schedule a phone chat with the TV presenter as part of her MARTHA show.

The ALIAS star, who is married to Ben Affleck, told her pal that baby VIOLET is "pretty beautiful," and her husband is "way into fatherhood, really loving it".

Garner also revealed that her dog, MARTHA STEWART, struggled to come to terms with the new baby.

She confessed, "Martha Stewart had a rough time. She's been a little jealous but they've made peace."