The 13 Going on 30 star was talking to host Savannah Guthrie about a photoshoot she completed for Southern Living magazine with her mother Patricia, and sisters Susannah and Melissa, when she was overcome with emotion.

Garner welled up as she discussed the shoot and went on to reveal her mother is currently ill, saying, "It makes me cry to see their faces, so I won't look. There's just nothing like sharing the spotlight or anything else with your sisters and your mom. I'm sorry!... Still, I just can't take it, the Today show is too tough for me!... My mom's under the weather... I just didn't realise I'd get emotional!"