‘I could cry about it’
Jennifer Garner says tabloid scrutiny ruined her marriage
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.