The Real Reason The Afflecks Didn't Get Invited to George Clooney's Wedding


George Clooney
’s fairy tale wedding to Amal Amaluddin was the place to be for Hollywood. It was probably even bigger than even the Oscars. But one power couple was noticeably absent — Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.

When asked about it, Ben played it off all cool like, "Yeah. Some people have to work and everybody else gets to be in Venice."

But his wife revealed the real reason last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: LICE!

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Explaining to Jimmy how easily children can pick up the parasitic insects at school, she reveals her kids got them and then they quickly spread through the Affleck house. The 42-year-old recounts a visit from the Lice Lady who combed through her hair and applied an oil to her head that smelled like sulfur and rosemary.

All fine, just hang out in the house and don't leave, except then her husband invited her to a party. Not wanting to be high-maintenance — "I don’t want to ever be called high-maintenance. I am not a high-maintenance chick!" — she went with him.

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"And the first person I meet is George Clooney," she remembers. "And I had never met George Clooney and I was kind of like, 'Gasp! He’s so handsome!'. I walk up to him and I'm chatting with him acting like it's cool, I chose to [grease my hair]. And I can see that he smells me but he's trying to be polite. So anyway, people keep asking why we weren't at George’s wedding and we were both 'working' but I think he didn't want Licey there."

Not a bad theory!

The actress also played Catchphrase while she was there and reveals her competitive nature!

So what did the Afflecks miss at the wedding? Just this gorgeous dress!