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Ben Affleck Takes Back Blaming Jennifer Garner for Alcoholism
Ben Affleck explains who he blames for His drinking problems In The past, stating In a new interview: “To be clear, I am entirely responsible for my behavior.”
Argo Director, 50, said The Hollywood Reporter On Thursday, he became “very cautious” after telling Howard Stern In 2021 that he would still drink if he stayed married to Jennifer Garner – as he feels His comments Have been misunderstood.
“The point I was trying to emphasize was sad,” he explained.
‘Anyone who’s been through a divorce does an examination of conscience: ‘How much are we trying?’ We made love. We care for each other. We respect each other.”
Affleck then explained, “What I was trying to say was, ‘Hey, look, I’ve been drinking too much and The less happy you are, whether it’s your job, your marriage, just your Life gets harder if you’re doing things to fill a gap that isn’t healthy, you start doing More of these things.” I think I spoke quite eloquently about it.”
When The “Rebellion With Good Will” star appeared on Stern’s radio show, he said that “In part” The reason he started drinking was because he felt “trapped” In His marriage to 50-year-old Garner.
The remarks drew criticism from fans and even close friends of His ex-wife.
“It’s disgusting,” one person familiar With The industry told Page Six In December 2021.
“Jen was The only one who picked him up again and again when he did terrible things – fell out of The car or worse. Jen stood by him because she loves him. This Is The mother of His children.”
Shortly after The interview went Viral, Affleck appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” respond to controversial comments.
“I don’t believe it – it’s The exact opposite of who I am, what I believe, and I would never want my kids to ever say a bad word about their mom,” The Justice League actor said at The time.
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Affleck and Garner were married from 2005 to 2018. They Have three children: Violet, 17, Seraphina, 14, and Samuel, 11.
The former couple First announced their separation In 2015, and Affleck went to rehab multiple times before finalizing their divorce three years later.
The Armageddon star Has been open about her struggle With alcohol addiction, saying In a Facebook Post In 2017: “I want my kids to know there’s No shame In getting help when you need it and being a source of strength for anyone who needs help but Is afraid to take The First step.
However, Affleck now appears to Have become More cautious about His issues With The press, telling The Hollywood Reporter that he views interviews as “land mines” where “if you say one wrong thing, your career could be over.”
He called The effects of The Stern interview a truly “painful experience” because he was “really vulnerable” and “The whole reception was something that Not only wasn’t right, it was quite The opposite of what I meant.”
Affleck said His current wife, Jennifer Lopez, encouraged him to just “relax,” be himself, and “enjoy” The process.
“As With many things, he’s right,” concludes The “Deep Water” star. “And she loves me. She’s looking for me. He’s trying to help me. So it’s like maybe I should Fucking listen to her.