‘I could cry about it’

Jen­nifer Gar­ner says tabloid scru­tiny ru­ined her mar­riage

Winnipeg Sun - - LIFE - — WENN

Jen­nifer Gar­ner has hinted that tabloid scru­tiny wrecked her mar­riage to Ben Af­fleck.

In a can­did new CBS Sunday Morn­ing in­ter­view, which airs this week­end, the ac­tress opens up about life in the spot­light, ad­mit­ting the me­dia’s in­ter­est in her and her fam­ily can be over­whelm­ing at times.

“(There were) five or six cars, some­times as many as 15 to 20 on week­ends (out­side our house),” she ex­plains.

“Look­ing back on that, I re­ally feel the stress of it... I could cry talk­ing about it.

“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?’

“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.”

Gar­ner and Af­fleck an­nounced their split in June, 2015. The stars, who share three kids, are still good friends fol­low­ing the breakup.

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