Jennifer Garner Reveals How Tabloid Scrutiny Hurt Her Marriage to Ben Affleck
Actress Jennifer Garner is opening up on the media frenzy that followed her decade-long marriage to her ex, Ben Affleck.
In an upcoming interview with “Sunday Morning,” Garner revealed that there were cars parked outside their house every day, carrying journalists hoping to find juicy information about their lives. She admitted, “And looking back on it, I really feel the stress of it. I really, I could cry talking about it."
Even after they called it quits in 2015, Garner is still dealing with the aftermath since the cars haven't stopped coming to her home.
She commented, “What I think I've learned is that the scrutiny in your private life puts a pressure to make something happen. You feel a pressure to hurry up and get married, 'cause you think that'll end the, 'Are they engaged? Are they not?' [talk].”
“And that's true in the reverse, as well. If there is any inkling of trouble, or if the tabloids decide there's trouble, it can create trouble,” Jennifer pointed out. “But to be honest, public scrutiny, everyone says, 'Oh, you've had to go through this in public.' The public isn't what's hard. What's hard is going through it."
Jennifer and Ben's divorce has not been finalized yet, but he has moved on with “SNL” producer Lindsay Shookus.