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Jenna Elfman on Her Adorable Family + New Imaginary Friend-Themed Sitcom

by Jeanine Asencio 1:07 PM, April 10, 2017

Aired April 11, 2017

Lots of people have imaginary friends when they’re two years old, three years old, or even four years old. But how about as a grown woman?! That’s the premise of Jenna Elfman’s new ABC sitcom “Imaginary Mary,” and it promises to be hysterical!

"It's a family show with a lot of heart and a lot of awkward moments... and this imaginary friend," says Jenna.

Here’s the scoop. Alice (aka Jenna) had a rocky childhood -- her parents fought a lot while she was growing up, divorced and were never there for her. Enter Mary (voiced by Rachel Dratch) -- an imaginary friend she created to help guide her through life in the absence of her parents.

As an adult, Mary is no longer in the picture. Alice throws herself into her career as an accomplished publicist for athletes and does not want a relationship or kids (you can kind of guess why). In spite of that, she falls in love with a guy (yay!) but he’s divorced and has THREE children. (Sigh.)

“She has this idea that she can have just this awesome relationship and have nothing to do with his children, which is never going to work,” says Jenna. “Once she realizes she has to, like, engage with them, Mary comes back.”

In real life though, Jenna is a wife and a mother and loves every bit of it! Here’s an adorable pic of her husband and two boys that’ll give you the warm and fuzzies!
 

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“Look at those babies!” says Rach. “Aww, they’re so handsome!”

"It's delicious, it's what I wake up to every single day, I'm so lucky," Jenna agrees.

She and her husband Bodhi have been married for 22 years, and together for 26! (#MarriageGoals) With any relationship of that length, disagreements come up. The difference in their relationship is that they save their spats for their podcast “Kicking and Screaming.”

"We'll be getting into an argument about something in life, and he'll be like, 'Hang on, hang on, hang on -- just save it for the podcast,'" says Jenna.

WATCH: Jenna Elfman Shares Stories About the White House

Want to laugh with Jenna some more? She played Rachael's favorite game called "Stump the Rach" where they both had to guess what ridiculous-looking objects could be. Check it out in the video below, and hear more about Jenna and Bodhi’s podcast in the video above.
 

 


WATCH: "Stump the Rach" with Kathy Griffin
 

 

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