Ben Affleck Divorce With Jennifer Garner Took a Huge Toll on Him
It has been three years since the A-list Hollywood couple, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner got divorced. However, the former Batman has declared it one of the biggest regrets of his life. The major reason behind their divorce is his drinking problem.
After a highly popular relationship with Jlo, Ben Affleck started dating Jennifer Garner in 2004
When Ben Affleck started dating the singer and co-star, Jennifer Lopez, they were coined the term, Bennifer. It became one of the most talked-about relationship of their time. However, after being engaged for 2 years, they broke up. From one Jennifer to second, Affleck made the journey shortly after. In 2004, he started dating Jennifer Garner and got married a year after. Together, the pair have three children.
Unfortunately, the couple got divorced in 2018
Although they wanted to part their ways in 2015, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner finalized their divorce in 2018. However, the pair still remains close for the sake of their children. They have also been seen together on multiple occasions and spent holidays together. According to Affleck, Garner is the most important person in his life because of the kids.
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Happy Mother’s Day to the two incredible mothers who have shown me the meaning of love. Today I am making donations to two organizations in their honor: @cut50’s #DignityForIncarceratedWomen campaign, a national initiative to help reduce the prison population while making our communities safer, and @NationalBailout, an incredible organization that works with groups all over the country on Mother’s Day to bail out black moms and caregivers, provide supportive services and fellowship opportunities to help end money bail and pretrial detention.
After 2 years, Ben Affleck calls his divorce the biggest regret of his life.
In an interviews, he said:
“The biggest regret of my life is this divorce. Shame is really toxic. There is no positive byproduct of shame. It’s just stewing in a toxic, hideous feeling of low self-worth and self-loathing.”
According to him, his drinking became the biggest reason for his divorce. Furthermore, he said:
“What happened was that I started drinking more and more when my marriage was falling apart. This was 2015, 2016. My drinking, of course, created more marital problems. I have certainly made mistakes. I have certainly done things that I regret. But you’ve got to pick yourself up, learn from it, learn some more, try to move forward.”
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HA, you got me. I’m dating. But let’s be serious for a moment and talk about something that is actually important. I have been in recovery for over a year and part of that is helping out others. @themidnightmission is an incredible organization that helps those in need with housing, training, development and recovery. I’m making a donation today because there are people battling addiction every day that don’t have the resources and need help. @raya, you in? Who else is with me? Click the link in my bio to donate.
According to the director, Ben Affleck broke down during a scene of his new film
In his upcoming film, The Way Back, Ben Affleck plays a former basketball player who loses his wife due to his drinking habit. The director, Gavin O’Connor, shares that Ben Affleck had a breakdown on set and called the moment powerful and personal. The film will release in March.
While Affleck has shared his views very openly, it would be interesting to see what Jennifer Garner has to say about this confession.