While still married to Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner was under the media’s scrutiny for years, and now she is opening up about it, saying it was a really scary period of time. During a brand new interview for CBS Sunday Morning, the actress talked about how there were at least five cars in front of her home at all times for about a decade, all trying to get some tea on her marriage and family.
Shockingly enough, there would be even as many as 15 to 20 vehicles there on weekends.
‘And looking back on all that…I still feel the stress of it. I really – I could cry just talking about it,’ Jennifer said.
The star did testify before the California State Assembly Judiciary Committee about being harassed by the paparazzi back in 2013.
Her legal initiative actually helped a bill anti-paparazzi meant to protect children to be passed.
She mentioned the crazy number of cars she’d have to deal with back in 2016 as well while on Dr. Oz, noting that fortunately, the legislation ‘has made things better.’
Now, Garner talked about how the tabloids’ attention affected her love life as well.
‘What I think I have learned is that the scrutiny in your private life puts pressure to make something happen. You feel the pressure to hurry and get married, ’cause you think that will end the, ‘Are they engaged? Are they not?’ And that is true in the reverse, as well. If there’s any inkling of trouble, if the tabloids decide there is trouble, it can create trouble,’ she dished.
‘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,’ the actress added.
As fans know, she and Ben Affleck were married for 12 years before going forward with their divorce last year. They had been broken up since 2015 but continued to live under the same roof with their three kids.