Actor Ben Affleck has revealed that he felt “trapped” in his marriage to his actress ex-wife Jennifer Garner.
Affleck who revealed this in an interview on SiriusXM’s “The Howard Stern Show”, additionally mentioned that he started consuming as a result of he felt trapped within the marriage.
“We most likely would’ve ended up at one another’s throats. I most likely nonetheless would’ve been consuming.
“Part of why I started drinking was because I was trapped.”
The 49-year-old actor who went to rehab for alcoholism in 2018, added that he and 49-year-old Garner, who have been married from 2005 to 2018, tried to work on their marriage for the sake of their three kids: Violet, 16, Seraphina, 12, and 9-year-old Samuel.
“I used to be like, ‘I can’t depart due to my youngsters, however I’m not completely satisfied, what do I do?’ And what I did was [I] drank a bottle of scotch and fell asleep on the sofa, which turned out to not be the answer.
“Ultimately, we tried, we tried, we tried as a result of we had youngsters, however each of us felt like we didn’t need this to be the mannequin that our youngsters see of marriage.”
He defined that the tabloids had it unsuitable about their breakup. The actor added;
“Everything you learn [in the news about the divorce] was bulls–t. The fact was we took our time, we made our determination … We grew aside.
“We had a wedding that didn’t work. This occurs. She’s any person I like and respect, however to whom I shouldn’t be married any longer.”
Affleck mentioned his marriage to Garner ended on good phrases. He mentioned;
“We did it amicably. We did our greatest. Did we now have moments of rigidity? Did we now have disagreements over custody? Was stuff tough for us? Did we get indignant? Yes, however essentially it was at all times underpinned with a respect.
“I knew she was a good mom. I always hoped she knew I was a good dad. I knew I was.”
Affleck additionally revealed that when he hit all-time low, it took a 12 months and a half to get sober. The actor added;
“The treatment for dependancy is struggling, you endure sufficient, that one thing inside you goes, ‘I’m accomplished”.
I’m fortunate as a result of I hit that time earlier than I misplaced the issues that have been most vital. Not my profession or cash — it was my relationship with my youngsters, and after I felt as if it impacted them, I acknowledged it.
“It was the worst day of my life. I made amends … But since that day, I swear to Christ, I have not ever wanted to drink once.”
The “Gone Girl” star admitted the general public dissolution of his marriage to Garner briefly gave him pause when it got here to rekindling his aughts-era romance with Jennifer Lopez.
“It crossed my thoughts for certain … My accountability to my kids is the very best accountability I’ve, so I’m not going to do something that’s painful or damaging to them if I might help it. That being mentioned, I do know that my life impacts them.
“Me and their mom are celebrities and that’s hard. Let’s not bulls–t each other, right? That’s a f–king cross to bear, that’s an albatross already … and then during the divorce, you know they printed horrible lies.”