I’d still be drinking if I stayed married to Jennifer Garner

Ben Affleck felt “trapped” in his marriage to Jennifer Garner – and thinks he wouldn’t have been so demure if he had stayed.

“Maybe we ended up shaving each other. Affleck, 49, said recently on SiriusXM’s “The Howard Stern Show.”

“Part of the reason I started drinking was because I was trapped.”

Affleck, who went to rehab for alcoholism in 2018, continued, “I was like, ‘I can’t leave because of my kids, but I’m not happy, what do I do?'” “And what I did was [I] I drank a bottle of scotch and slept on the couch, which turned out not to be the answer.”

The actor added that Garner, 49, who were married from 2005 to 2018, tried to work out their marriage for the sake of their three children: Violet, 16, Seraphina, 12, and 9-year-old Samuel. .

“In the end, we tried, we tried, we tried because we had kids,” he said, “but we both felt like we didn’t want that to be the model our kids would see in marriage.”

He explained that the tabloids erred in their disintegration.

“Everything you read [in the news about the divorce] The bulls were – t. The truth, he said, is that we took our time, made our decision…we parted ways. “We had a marriage that didn’t work out. It happens. She is someone I love and respect, but I shouldn’t marry him anymore.”

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner on the red carpet in 2013.
He and Garner divorced in 2018.
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The “Argo” actor said his marriage to Garner ended on good terms.

We did our best. Did we have tense moments? Do we have custody disputes? Were things difficult for us? Did we get angry? Yes, but basically he was always respectfully backed,” he said, adding, “I knew That she was a good mother. I always wished you knew I was a good father. I knew I was.”

Affleck also revealed that once he hit rock bottom, it took him a year and a half to get sober.

He said of cleanliness, “The cure for addiction is suffering, you suffer enough, that something inside of you goes, ‘I’m done.’” “I am fortunate to have gotten to that point before I lose the most important things. It’s not my career or my money—it was my relationship with my kids, and when I felt like it affected them, I realized it.”

Affleck added, “It was the worst day of my life. I made amends…but since that day, I swear to Christ, I have never wanted to drink once.”

The “Gone Girl” star has publicly admitted to dissolving his marriage to Garner for a brief period, making him pause when it comes to rekindling his romance with Jennifer Lopez.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez on the red carpet in December 2021.
Affleck is now dating Jennifer Lopez.
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He said, “It certainly came to my mind…My responsibility to my children is my highest responsibility, so I wouldn’t do anything painful or destructive to them if I could help him.” “However, I know my life affects them.”

He added, “My mother and I are celebs and this is hard. Let’s not get ahead of each other, shall we? This is a king’s cross to bear, this is an albatross indeed…and then during the divorce, you know they printed horrible lies.”

Affleck and Lopez, who were engaged in the early 2000s, started dating again in April 2021.

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