Ben Affleck reveals what he thinks of his ex Jen Garner and that he never blamed her for his alcoholism

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Ben Affleck so sick of being misinterpreted about the comments he once made to howard stern about the ex-wife Jennifer Garner. Now, in a new interview, he clears up the matter of Jennifer and her alcoholism once and for all – and he takes full responsibility for it. “The idea that I was blaming my wife for my drinking,” said the Argo star, 50, said The Hollywood Reporter in the March 16 report. “To be clear, my behavior is entirely my responsibility.”

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He then described how he feels, and has felt in the past, about the A.k.a actress, also 50, with whom he shares three children. “The point I was trying to make was sad,” he continued. “Anyone who has been through a divorce makes this calculation of, How much do we try? We love each other. We care about each other. We have respect for each other. 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 gets harder, if you do things to fill a hole that isn’t healthy, you’re going to start doing more of those things.

The Oscar-winning screenwriter went on to clarify that he thought his 2021 comments, in which he used the word “trapped” in relation to his marriage and divorce, were “articulated” from the get-go. “I think I was pretty clear about that,” he explained, then added that once it was misinterpreted, “It didn’t matter how many times I said, ‘I don’t feel like that. I’m telling you, I don’t blame my ex-wife for my alcoholism. So here is. It’s hard.”

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On a much more positive note, he shared how his new wife Jennifer Lopez, 53, supported him. “But anyway, so [J Lo] told me today: ‘Relax, be yourself. Have fun. You’re actually a fun guy who’s real and genuine and you seem so serious. Do I look serious? But as in many things, she is absolutely right. And she loves me. She watches over me. She tries to help me. So it’s like, maybe I should fucking listen to it.

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