Ben Affleck opened more about his divorce from Jennifer Garner. The couple had been married for thirteen years. He admitted that he felt “trapped” in his marriage and that it was “part of why” he began drinking.
Actor Ben Affleck has spoken up about his marriage to Jennifer Garner, claiming that he felt “trapped” and began drinking as a result. Ben also remarked on The Howard Stern Show that if they hadn’t split up, he and Jennifer would’ve ended up at one other’s throats. He went on to say that, despite their best efforts to keep it together for their children, he thought he ‘shouldn’t be married to Jennifer any more.’
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck were married for 13 years before they divorced in 2018. Violet, 15 years old, and Seraphina, 12 years old, are their daughters. Samuel, Ben and Jennifer’s 9-year-old son, is the couple’s other child.
“We would have probably ended up at each other’s throats,” he added. I’m sure I’d still be drinking now. I started drinking partly because I felt confined. Suffering is the solution for addiction; if you suffer long enough, something inside you will say, “I’m done.” I’m fortunate in that I arrived at that place before losing the most important things. It wasn’t about my job or money—it was about my relationship with my children, and I realized it when I felt like it was affecting them. It had been the worst day of my life up to that point. I made up for it…. But, I swear to God, I have never desired to drink since that day.” Ben entered treatment in 2018, three years after announcing his divorce from Jennifer.
Ben and Jennifer Lopez, a singer and actress, made their romance public earlier this year. The couple recently spent Thanksgiving in Los Angeles together.
Jennifer and ex-husband Marc Anthony have 13-year-old twins, Max and Emme.
Ben appears in Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel and The Tender Bar. Deep Water by Adrian Lyne is also on his playlist. The film is based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1957 novel about a married couple who are unhappy in their marriage.