JERSEY GIRL star Raquel Castro has expressed her sadness at her screen parents Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez's break-up - blaming the press for putting a strain on their romance.

J.LO and Affleck shot the movie just after it was officially announced that they were a couple, which sparked relentless press attention throughout the duration of the shoot - and beyond.

And seven-year-old Castro believes the couple, who parted ways in January (04), may have had a better shot at happiness if they were left alone.

She says, "I was really sad, because they looked like they loved each other on the set. The press was pretty hard on them."

01/04/2004 09:01