Ben Affleck justified himself for saying that he started drinking because he was unhappy in his marriage to Jennifer Garner

Juliette Morgan
Ben Affleck justified himself for saying that he started drinking because he was unhappy in his marriage to Jennifer Garner

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.

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