Jennifer Garner criticizes People magazine over cover story
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 02, 2017,
Jun 02, 2017, 0:31
The cover features a portrait of Garner with the headline "Jennifer Garner: Life after heartbreak". The subheading says the actress is "moving on, finding happiness and starting over at 45". The magazine implied her family life has been a mess as of late, and Garner said it simply wasn't true.
In her Facebook post, Garner took a breezy tone, citing previous experiences with celebrity journalism that resulted in loved ones thinking she had neglected to tell them she was pregnant. While she says the cover shot isn't "a tragedy", she says it does affect her and her family, so she "wanted to set the record straight".
And she does. "I did not pose for this cover". The mother of three assured fans that she contributed nothing to the article and didn't "authorize" it in any way. After announcing that the couple is separating in 2015, Jennifer officially filed for divorce from Ben in April 2017. The article went on to say that divorcing had "really been the most hard decision", but now she plans to look inward and focus on herself.
Nope, they weren't the ones with the pregnancy allegation, but by lumping all unauthorized stories together in one post, she's basically equating this cover with a tabloid twins rumor.
Now the two have filed, reportedly without using lawyers on either side, and allegedly asking for joint legal and physical custody of their three children.
"They want to be sure the kids are comfortable".
"Jen has called off the divorce", one source claiming to be close to Garner said (via People).
A spokesperson for People said their story was "fair and truthful" and they wish the actress well.
Garner addressed the cover five hours after People published its story online.
The article is based on insiders" analysis of how Garner is doing following filing for divorce, and says "She will [be dating] eventually, but it will be a while before she does.