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The itchy reason Jennifer Garner missed the wedding of the year (VIDEO)

Kristyn Burtt is an LA-based entertainment reporter who has covered everything from 'Dancing With the Stars' to the Oscars. If she’s not on the red carpet, she’s at home in yoga pants watching Netflix and eating potato chips.

George Clooney's nuptials took a back seat to Jennifer Garner's nasty problem at home

It isn't easy being a mom and a Hollywood celebrity. Just ask Jennifer Garner, who thinks she has a good reason why she and husband Ben Affleck weren't invited to George Clooney's wedding last weekend.

In a visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the mom of three relayed a story about her kids coming down with a case of lice.

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She shared, "We all got lice. It's making me itchy just to talk about it. This was years ago. It's not right now. I'm totally fine right now."

The actress offered up how her family handled the outbreak.

"They have people like the Lice Lady, and they come over and they comb painstakingly through your hair, and then they put something on your hair... It looks like the put Crisco in your hair but you smell a little bit like a mixture of sulfur and rosemary," Garner said. "And you do it every day for a month!"

The Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day star then explained the most horrifying part of the whole ordeal: having to meet Clooney after a lice treatment.

"Actually, the first time — the only time! The only time our family had this problem, it was a day I had been combed through. I was getting the kids happy while they did them and whatever. Ben had gone early and he'd showered. He came out and he said, 'Hey, um, there's a party. I wanna go. Let's go.' And I said, 'I can't. I need to shower.' I mean, I'm in, like, cargo pants. I'm nasty in a thousand [ways]. He's like, 'Come on! I mean, we have a babysitter. I want you to come with me.'"

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That's when the Clooney encounter happened.

Garner recalled, "We show up and the first person I see is George Clooney, and I'd never met George Clooney. I was kind of like, 'Ah, he's so handsome! Like, oh, my god!' So, I see him and I walk up to him and I'm chatting with him, just trying to act like it's cool... and I can see that he smells me, you know? But he's trying to be polite."

So the former Alias star has a pretty strong theory as to why her invite got lost in the mail.

She laughed, "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. He's like, 'No, we don't need the Afflecks. We're OK!'"

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