Jennifer Garner recalls how going through divorce with Ben Affleck in public was not the hard part

Updated on Mar 11, 2021 05:27 PM IST  |  418.5K
Jennifer Garner recalls how going through divorce with Ben Affleck in public was not the hard part.

Jennifer Garner is recalling the difficult phase of divorce with her ex-husband Ben Affleck. The actress in a latest interview with The Hollywood Reporter revealed that going through it in public was not the hard part but just facing it was an ordeal in itself. Jennifer and Ben are great co-parents to their three kids but the actress revealed it hasn't been an easy road to walk. 

Speaking to THR, Jennifer said, "Going through it in public is not what's hard, going through it is what's hard, A. And B, my children's eyes are on me." The former couple are mom and dad to daughters Violet, 15, and Seraphina, 12, and son Samuel, 9. 

Not just that, Jennifer also opened up on the massive paparazzi that trailed her everywhere she went and how it made every day living just plain difficult. "We lived down a street that was chock-a-block full of actors, much more successful and famous and decorated than me, including Ben, and they'd all go by one by one, no problem, and then I'd go do a school run and it'd be 15 cars going with me," she recalled. 

Adding, "I never had a day without them (paparazzi), and if I did, if I made it to a park by hiding in the bottom of the pool man's truck or something, then a nanny would see me there and call a number and they'd swarm." 

The former lovers filed for divorce in 2017 which became final the following year. But the paparazzi attention and daily news reports was another ball game with the children. 

The 13 Going On 30 actress said, "When they were smaller and there were things out there that were shocking, my request to them was always, 'Let Dad and I talk you through whatever it is'. I'd tell them, 'If you see an image on the front of a magazine, I'll look at it with you and we'll process all the scary feelings that come up together.'"

Jennifer and Ben are now great co-parents to their children. In fact, Ben even introduced his kids to former girlfriend Ana de Armas  and the group was often papped hanging out.   

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