Ben Affleck Reflects on “Painful” Misrepresentation of His Comments About Ex Jennifer Garner

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ben affleck Takes a different approach to fame after being burned in the past.

In fact, Justice League Star reflects on a difficult period in his life when the comments he made about their marriage jennifer garner Were Wrong,

“I had a really painful experience where I did an interview where I was really vulnerable,” Affleck — discussing why he avoids Instagram and is wary of interviews — March 16 cover story remembered in hollywood reporter“And the whole pickup was something that was not only not right, it was actually the opposite of what I meant.”

In talks with December 2021 Howard SternAffleck was very open about his alcohol addiction and the downfall of his marriage to Garner, with whom he has children. Purple17, seraphina14, and Samuel11, with.

and though gone girl The actor initially left the interview satisfied, his words quickly making headlines. Affleck said, “The idea that I was blaming my wife for my drinking. To be clear, my behavior is entirely my responsibility.” theart, “The point I was trying to make was a sad one. Anyone who’s been through a divorce reckons, How much effort we put in?”

Affleck and Garner, both 50, announced their breakup in 2015 After 10 years of marriage.

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“We loved each other. We care about each other. We have respect for each other,” he said. “I was trying to say, ‘Hey, look, I was drinking too much, and the less happy you are, whether it’s your job, your marriage, it’s just that your life becomes more difficult. Turns out, if you’re doing things to fill a hole that aren’t healthy, you’re going to start doing more of those things.’ I think I was pretty clear about that.”

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Argo The director said that his comments to Stern were “mischaracterized to make it clickbait, and everybody else picked it up, and it didn’t matter how many times I said, ‘I don’t think so. I Telling you, I don’t blame my ex-wife for drinking.’ So, yeah. It’s tough.”

Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner

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Since their split, Affleck and Garner have remained united as co-parents, although they have moved on romantically. When Surname Alum has been in relationship with boyfriend john miller For several years, Affleck reunited with former Jennifer Lopez and pair tied the knot last year, ,twice,

The superstar is also giving him advice on his relationship with the media. “Therefore [Jennifer Lopez] Today tells me, ‘Relax, be yourself. have fun. You’re a really funny guy who’s genuine and genuine and you just seem so serious,'” Affleck said. “ I sound serious? But as in many things, she’s really right. And she loves me. She’s looking out for me. She’s trying to help me. So it’s like, maybe I should f–king listen to him.”

Another thing Lopez is an expert on? social media. “My wife is a genius at it,” he said. theart, “I don’t know if there’s anyone who understands Instagram better than her.”