Ben Affleck's recent interview with Howard Stern, in which the actor called an unhappy marriage with Jennifer Garner one of the main reasons for his alcoholism, made a lot of noise. Affleck was criticized online, and many of his fans turned away from him. Caught in the middle of a scandal, Ben decided to justify himself for his words and on Jimmy Kimmel's show, where he was supported behind the scenes by 52-year-old lover Jennifer Lopez, noted that his words were taken out of context.
I could not have imagined that my comments would be so perceived until the interview aired. My words were taken out of context, focusing only on individual passages. But I also said how much we respect each other, take care of each other and our children, putting them first. And people said that I blamed my ex-wife for my alcoholism and exposed myself as the most insensitive, stupid, terrible guy. It hurt my feelings, I don't want my kids to think that I can say something bad about their mom.
- said the actor.
Affleck added that he was furious at how the media distorted his words and put him in a bad light. According to sources, Garner's interview with her ex-husband hurt a lot.
After the divorce, the couple remained on good terms and has three children together. Garner provided her ex-husband with great help in his struggle with alcoholism and she herself repeatedly took him to a rehabilitation center for treatment.