Ben Affleck clears he didn’t blame Jennifer Garner for his past alcoholism addiction. He says “I was responsible entirely”

“The point that I was trying to make was a sad one,” says Ben Affleck in a recent interview with the Hollywood reporter

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Ben Affleck clears the backlash about blaming Jennifer Garner for his drinking issues source: 22 Words

Ben Affleck cleared the backlash about blaming his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner for his drinking addiction in an interview. He believes that his statement was twisted.

Ben Affleck blames himself for his past drinking addiction. After facing a backlash about blaming his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner, he tries clearing his mess in an interview with the Hollywood reporter. Similarly, Ben explains what his intention was when he mentioned Jennifer’s name in an Interview with Howard Stern in December 2021.

Likewise, his past drinking habit caused many issues in his life. While talking with Howard, Ben stated that his drinking addiction started after marrying Garner. He said he was trapped in his marriage.

At the time, Ben Affleck stated that the best decision of his life was getting a divorce from Jennifer Garner. He said,

“We’d probably be at each other’s throats and I’d still be drinking. Part of why I started drinking alcohol was because I felt trapped”

Furthermore, he also added,

“We had a marriage that didn’t work. This happens. It was somebody I love and respect but to whom I shouldn’t be married any longer … what I did was [I] drank a bottle of scotch and fell asleep on the couch, which turned out not to be the solution”


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The above statement caused controversy and Ben had to face backlash due to this matter. He had to clarify what was his intention for saying this statement. On Thursday, Affleck cleared what was his main motto for saying this. Likewise, he took the responsibility for drinking as his own and added,

“To be clear, my behavior is my responsibility entirely. The point that I was trying to make was a sad one”

On the other hand, Ben Affleck also talked about his divorce from Jennifer and shared how painful it was when they decided to split. He clears that even though there is love, care, and affection towards each other, sometimes we have to separate for our good. According to Ben,

“Anyone who’s been through divorce makes that calculus of, How much do we try? We loved each other. We care about each other. We have respect for each other.”

In addition to that, Affleck stated,

“I was trying to say: ‘Hey, look, I was drinking too much, and the less happy you become, whether it’s your job, your marriage, it’s just that as your life becomes more difficult, if you’re doing things to fill a hole that aren’t healthy, you’re going to start doing more of those things”


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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner first met in the year 2000 in the movie, “Pearl Harbor” set. Later they again met in the year 2002 on the set of Daredevil where their role was of lovers. Following this, in the year 2004, the sources claimed that the two are dating each other. After a year, in the year 2005, the duo tied the knot. They have three children together, Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel.

After ten of marriage, Ben and Jennifer decided to separate ways and announced to everyone about the news in 2015. In an interview with Howard Stern, Ben Affleck stated what was the actual reason for their separation. He said they both grew apart and wanted things to get better for their kids. Ben also said they didn’t want their kids to have bad knowledge about love so they parted ways for good.

Moreover, Affleck was very sad about the way people manipulate his whole statement. He didn’t mean anything bad for Garner. He said at the time,

“We talked a lot about my family, you know, alcoholism, struggling with real things, how you have to be accountable and loving, how I work with my ex-wife, how I’m so proud of the way we work together for our kids, the best that we can for them”

Besides Ben Affleck also told everyone that his ex-wife has to do nothing with his drinking issues in the past. He later confirms that Jenner Garner was his biggest supporter and they always respect each other no matter what. When he was asked why he is not using social media, he replied “when you say one wrong thing, your career might be over, so this platform is landmines for me”.

After seeing the post where his statement was mischaracterized, Ben was kind of shocked. When he opened Twitter, a thing popped up that he didn’t mean broke his heart. He stated,

“I was thrilled. I thought: ‘Wow, I should do more honest, exploratory, self-evaluating things.’ Then I start seeing all this stuff come up on Twitter. And I was like: ‘What is this?’”

Apart from this, Affleck move on with his ex, Jennifer Lopez whom he was engaged in the year 2000. They got married in July 2022.

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