American actress Jennifer Garner looked back at her bond with Ben Affleck and how it suffered because of the negative publicity done by the media.
Garner let the cat out of the bag regarding her relationship and how it was adversely influenced by the paparazzi mentality.
Garner told, “For 10 years, there were at the very least six cars and often 20 outside of our house, and outside of school, and at the pediatricians. And you’re begging them, ‘Please step aside from the pediatrician’s door. I have a sick kid. Please.”
She further goes on and said, “Who cares about some dumb celebrity problem? Unless it’s your child going through it, it’s not worth anyone’s attention or bothers.”
Moreover, she added, “They were causing car accidents all the time. I’d go through a yellow light and there would be 15 cars that would go through the red light without compunction. Everywhere we went was just such a circus,”
“I think there’s something about seeing yourselves reflected in the news of some kind— and whether it’s true or not. If it’s true and you are starting to be serious with someone and [news reports] start saying, ‘Well, when are they gonna be engaged?’ It’s almost like you just want to get there so that you can complete that and just maybe [the attention] will die down for a second.”
“You’re always kind of chasing peace, and because it’s already been in print, it feels like it’s a done deal already—whatever it is.”
“The most powerful decision I have made for myself was to never put myself at risk of seeing my image or a story about me, which is not easy. It means I cannot look at anything because CNN has celebrity stuff. I can’t have an Apple Newsfeed, I can’t look at The Huffington Post…I just had to be completely disciplined about it and I am,” she ended.