Jennifer Garner, like many other celebrities, knows what it’s like to deal with the negative side of fame. It’s not all red carpets and glamorous parties, sometimes the media scrutiny and neverending gossip are brutal.
During a chat with reporters from CBS Sunday Morning, the actress discussed what it was like to be under intense media scrutiny during her publicized divorce with Ben Affleck three years ago.
According to the actress, there were moments where there would be 15-20 people parked near her house, looking for any kind of information they could get their hands on.
Garner explained, “looking back on that, I really feel the stress of it.” Garner said when she thinks back to those days, she “could cry talking about it.” For her, the pressure was so intense that she felt as if she was in a hurry to finish whatever she was doing at the time, just so the media could get what they wanted.
In other words, if perhaps, the media gossiped about rumors of an engagement or marriage, then a person feels the pressure to hurry up and get married or get engaged, just so the rumors about it can finally stop.
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As it was previously reported, Garner and Affleck got married back in 2005 and made it work for ten years until their divorce in 2015. Since then, Ben began dating Lindsay Shookus, a producer for Saturday Night Live.
Thankfully, she and Ben have managed to make it work for their children, so they remain amicable and kind to one another. Garner said on Instagram last month that her children should feel lucky to have a father who loves them.
Ever since she and Ben broke up and the attention slowly fizzled out, Garner is in a better, more balanced, place than she was previously.