Are you lucky enough to be in the audience at the Academy Awards? And are you also a famous celebrity? Just be careful about what face you’re pulling when the cameras are rolling, then, or you may become an internet meme. That’s exactly what happened to an applauding Jennifer Garner at the 2018 ceremony, who looked for one moment as though she’d had a sudden epiphany. But why exactly did she appear so horrified?
Jennifer Garner is a big-name actress known as the star of shows such as Alias and movies including 13 Going on 30. She’s also famous, however, for being one half of a former celebrity supercouple. From 2005 to 2017 she was the wife of Ben Affleck, her co-star in the films Pearl Harbor and Daredevil; the pair also had three children together during that time.
And when news of the couple’s shock divorce hit, pretty much all of the sympathy eventually went to Garner, as gossip spread that Affleck had had a fling with their children’s nanny. Yet even though all parties denied the claim, rumors of Affleck’s infidelity wouldn’t go away. Indeed, in July 2017 People magazine published reports that Affleck had also been cheating on Garner with new girlfriend Lindsay Shookus.