Ben Affleck says he doesn’t blame ex Jennifer Garner for his alcohol addiction
Ben Affleck has set the record straight on his comments, misinterpreted by the media, concerning his alcohol addiction and his marriage to Jennifer Garner.
Affleck said he became “watched” after his conversation with Howard Stern in 2021 that he “would still drink if he stayed married” to Garner was taken out of context.
THE missing girl star clarified that he did not mean in any way that the 13 Ongoing 30 star was responsible for his alcoholism, saying he alone was responsible for his addiction.
“I had a really painful experience where I did an interview where I was really vulnerable,” said Affleck, who has been open about his struggle with alcohol addiction. Hollywood journalist.
“And the whole pickup was not only something wrong, but it was actually the opposite of what I meant,” he added. “The idea that I was blaming my wife for my drinking.”
“To be clear, my behavior is entirely my responsibility,” he said. “The point I was trying to make was sad. Anyone who’s been through a divorce makes this calculation of, How much are we trying?”
“We loved each other. We care about each other,” he opened up about his relationship with Garner, with whom he shares three children. “We have respect for each other.”
Clarifying his remarks he originally wanted to convey during his earlier interview with Stern, he said: “I was trying to say, ‘Hey, look, I drank too much, and the less happy you become, let that be your work, your marriage, it’s just that as your life gets harder, if you’re doing things to fill a void that’s not healthy, you’re going to start doing more of those things. I think I was pretty clear about that,” he claimed, alluding to the media misinterpreting his real intent.
“I misinterpreted it to make it clickbait, and then everyone picked it up, and no matter how many times I said, ‘I don’t feel that. I’m telling you, I don’t blame my ex-wife for my alcoholism. So yes. It’s tough,” Affleck explained.