Afflek says he would've still drank if he stayed married to Garner
18:28, 15 December 2021
The famous actor Ben Affleck said that during his marriage to Jennifer Garner he felt trapped and if he would have not divorced her he would have still suffered from abusing alcohol.
“We probably would’ve ended up at each other’s throats. I probably still would’ve been drinking. Part of why I started drinking was because I was trapped,” he recently said on SiriusXM’s “The Howard Stern Show.”
Affleck has long suffered from alcohol addiction and his drunk or hangover images have turned into memes online.
However for him it is a serious matter as he even entered rehab because he wasn't able to batter his addiction alone.
“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] drank a bottle of scotch and fell asleep on the couch, which turned out not to be the solution,” he added.
He and Garner share three children - 16-year-old Violet, 12 year-old Seraphina and 9-year-old Samuel.
They were married from 2005 and kept trying to save the marriage until it became unbearable in 2018.
“Ultimately, we tried, we tried, we tried because we had kids, but both of us felt like we didn’t want this to be the model that our kids see of marriage,” Afflek continued.
“Everything you read was bulls–t. The truth was we took our time, we made our decision … We grew apart,” he said. “We had a marriage that didn’t work. This happens. She’s somebody I love and respect, but to whom I shouldn’t be married any longer.”
He said that them both being stars made matters harder as every conflict was blown out by the press.
Afflek is now again dating another star Jennifer Lopez.