Jennifer Garner recently stated in an interview that she makes a conscious effort to avoid reading news headlines about herself or her ex-husband, Ben Affleck. While they co-parent their three children and remain friends, the pair, who were married from 2005 to 2018, do not want their personal lives to be made public.

Five years after she and the actor, 50, separated, the actress opened up about how she feels when things about her or people in her life are revealed in a recent interview. “I really work hard not to see either of us in the press,” she told Stellar Magazine, according to the Daily Mail.

‘I’m out there in any way’

The ‘Alias’ star said in the interview, “It doesn’t make me feel good, even if it’s something nice about one of us. I just try to forget that I’m out there in any way, and the same with anyone I love. I don’t need to see anyone in my family made into a meme.” Jennifer Garner replied, “Although I’m sure he’s quite meme-worthy, yes!” when asked if she had seen any of the memes of her ex that were going around online.

Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck

Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck

From 2005 through 2018, the ‘Gone Girl actor was married to Jennifer Garner; they remain friendly and co-parent their three children, Violet, 17, Seraphina, 14, and Samuel, 11. They’ve both found new romantic partners. Ben married Jennifer Lopez in 2022 after reigniting their romance 20 years after they were engaged for the first time. Since 2018, the ‘Elektra’ actress has been dating businessman John Miller.

‘My behavior is my responsibility entirely’

Ben has made comments about her and his family in his own interviews, just as his ex-wife has in her most recent one. After some of his words were misconstrued three weeks ago, he eventually admitted that he did not hold Jennifer Garner responsible for his prior alcoholism troubles. On March 16, he told The Hollywood Reporter, “I was blaming my wife for my drinking.” To be clear, my behavior is totally my responsibility.”

He added, “The point that I was trying to make was a sad one. Anyone who’s been through divorce makes that calculus of, How much do we try? We loved each other. We care about each other. We have respect for each other. I was trying to say, ‘Hey, look, I was drinking too much, and the less happy you become, whether it’s your job, your marriage, it’s just that as your life becomes more difficult, if you’re doing things to fill a hole that aren’t healthy, you’re going to start doing more of those things.'”