Ben Affleck made a shocking revelation about his drinking problems and his marriage with Jennifer Garner. The actor had a long, much-discussed affair with Jennifer Lopez during their prime, even appearing in the song Jenny From The Block. But the duo split eventually. The duo first got hitched in 2005 and by 2018 decided to split mutually. Meanwhile, Lopez ended her relationship with Alex Rodriguez.
The two have been enjoying their new marriage. Now, it is no secret that the Gone Girl actor has struggled with alcoholism for years, and has been in and out of rehab. In an interview, he opened up about his alcohol addiction and the reason behind it all.
Ben Affleck blames troubled marriage with Jennifer Garner for his drinking problems
Affleck and Jennifer Lopez’s new marriage was the highlight of this year. But during an interview on The Howard Stern Show, the actor got candid about his life as he spoke of his struggles with marriage and alcoholism. Stating that he felt trapped in the marriage, he said, “I’d probably still be drinking, It’s part of why I started drinking…because I was trapped.” The kids were the major reason why he could not leave the marriage, even though he was unhappy.
He shared how he tried to solve the problems by drinking scotch and falling asleep on the couch, but realized that wasn’t the solution. The Last Duel actor is a father to three kids, namely Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel. He and the Peppermint actress talked things out but realized that they had grown apart and there was no point in pretending anymore.
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The actor felt that one cannot quit alcohol without suffering. After all, he knows better than anyone about the struggles of dealing with alcoholism. Despite the issues, he and Garner ended things on good terms and co-parent the children well. Not much is known about Affleck’s alcohol condition since he married Lopez.
What do you think of Affleck’s reason for his alcohol addiction? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
13 thoughts on ““Part of why I started drinking..” – Ben Affleck Revealed How His Marriage With Jennifer Garner Made Him Feel ‘Trapped’.”
JillDecember 14, 2022 at 6:40 am
Alcoholism is an illness that Ben Affleck had way before being married to Jennifer Garner. His statement is insulting and inaccurate. Indicates he is not over this disease with those kinds of statements.
MMunzieDecember 14, 2022 at 7:02 am
Jennifer Garner is the mother of his children and needs to stop blaming her for his drinking. Grow up Ben and accept responsibility for your actions and stop whining.
Barbara WellsDecember 14, 2022 at 9:18 am
Jlo will more than likely send him back to the bottle in the long run. Drinking is a tough thing to quit.A person may think they are over it but it doesn’t take much to take that one drink. Both of their track record suck as far as relationships go… just give it time..they won’t make it either.
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joelDecember 14, 2022 at 5:58 pm
i am a recovering alcoholic an it’s been 11 years since i took a drink. It takes will power from within.If we drink it’s us no one else to blame.We use any form of excuse to drink or keep drinking we blame people but in reality it’s just one in the drink. I still crave it but hopefully I keep that willpower and keep going forward so I wish him the best of luck you hang in there Ben.
KellyDecember 14, 2022 at 6:23 pm
Now he’s blaming the children too. When does a “man” blame their children for his decision to start drinking! Pathetic! I knew there was a reason I never really liked Ben.
KateDecember 14, 2022 at 7:28 pm
What a weak, sniveling little man he is to blame his children, and the mother of those children for his drinking problem. And it is indeed his problem, no one forces one to drink, just like one makes the decision, on their own, to quit.
Monica PierceDecember 14, 2022 at 7:29 pm
Instead of taking responsibility for his own weakness and failure in the marriage which include gambling, he blames his ex- wife!! Instead of being an adult and telling Jennifer how he felt he was selfish and strung her along making her miserable and probably his children
as well! Affleck has some serious issues that he needs to address instead of blaming others!
Grow up , grow a pair and take responsibility!!
Maria GarciaDecember 14, 2022 at 7:42 pm
In the end before his time we pay for our mistakes God sees all. U made a choice not force to pick your first bride to take care and from better to worst. Drinking wasn’t in the picture.
SallyDecember 14, 2022 at 7:52 pm
Ben needs to stop blaming Jennifer Garner for his drinking. The first rule of AA is to take responsibility for your problem. And now he’s really in trouble. JLo is a control freak and she will make him stick to him sobriety or else. She’ll kick him out and then he’ll be drinking and calling Jennifer Garner when he gets in a jam..
PmaryDecember 14, 2022 at 8:09 pm
He’s a self centered prick
CassDecember 14, 2022 at 8:36 pm
A Narcissist always blames someone but he drank before his wife and kids. His kids will read his words -how selfish cruel & empty. You are an alcoholic Not because of anyone but your choices. Also Narcissist men blame woman for mental illness drug abuse and alcoholic tendencies but it Not the woman…they came into the relationship/marriage with the problem. How selfish & cruel to blame on another. Take RESPONSIBILITY
Lisa ShannonDecember 15, 2022 at 8:22 am
Ben is a coward. To blame Jennifer for his drinking is shameless. He needs to man up and accept his role in the demise of their relationship. I’m not saying she is innocent but neither is he. What’s more his kids are at the age they can read. How will they feel hearing their father throw their mother in her the bus