Jennifer Garner’s Lonesome Lunch

Jennifer Garner—who recently came clean about the fact that she’s expecting child number two—was spotted grabbing lunch at Los Angeles’ Orso Restaurant yesterday, sans her husband Ben Affleck, or even her daughter and trusty sidekick Violet.

Maybe Ben temporarily abandoned his child-bearing wife so he could go off on another one of his poker sprees. Or perhaps the Man About Town dude had some issues to work out.

And what of Jen’s ever-present and resourceful offspring? Garner might need the little tyke around if she has to pick a lock or something.

Luckily, Jen could rely on her friend and former Alias co-star Victor Garber—who joined her at the restaurant—to keep her company.

Enduring the ordeal of pregnancy without a sympathetic ear to bend or a shoulder to cry on is enough to drive a mother-to-be crazy.