Ben Affleck Getting Slammed For What He Said About Ex-Wife Jennifer Garner

Ben AffleckHe is getting ridiculed by the public following a series of comments about his marriage to his exwife Jennifer Garner. Recent appearance on the Howard Stern Show, Affleck said that he “probably still would’ve been drinking” if the two had stayed together. 

Affleck: ‘I Was Trapped’

“Part of why I started drinking was that I was trapped,” he said. “I was like, ‘I can’t leave because of my kids, but I’m not happy, what do I do?’” Not exactly the most flattering thing to say about your ex-wife. 

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

Many have criticised Affleck’s comments. Garner, who he shares three children, also stood by him through the worst of his alcoholism, and helped him get sober. These public statements are especially harsh when compared with comments he made while still married to Garner. 

In his 2013 Oscar acceptance speech Argo, Affleck called his marriage to Garner “work.” Some think that, with his past drinking and gambling problems, she should be the one complaining about hard work. Another heartbreaking facet to the break-up is Garner’s public comments about the split. 

In Vanity Fair interview after the couple’s split, Garner said, “He’s the love of my life. What can I do to change that? He’s the most brilliant person in any room, the most charismatic…I always say, ‘When his sun shines on you, you feel it.’ But when the sun is shining elsewhere, it’s cold. He can cast quite a shadow.”

Affleck And Garner’s Relationship

The couple seems to be thriving now. Affleck has made public a move on, going out with many women, including ex-fiancee Jennifer Lopez and costar Ana de Armas. Since 2018, Garner has been with John Miller, a businessman. Garner was even able to trick-or-treat with their children Halloween by joining Affleck Lopez and Lopez. 

“Everyone gets along and the focus is always on the kids. Jennifer, Ben and Jen Garner all wanted the kids to have an amazing Halloween,” a source told People. “The kids are friends and wanted to go trick-or-treating together. It made sense that they all went together.”

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