Ben Affleck opened up about his marriage to Jennifer Garner, revealing that he felt “stuck” in the relationship, which led to his drinking.
The former couple was married for a decade before calling it quits in 2015.
The actor took a jibe at his ex-wife during an interview with Howard Stern, where he claimed that the unhappy marriage contributed to his alcohol use.
“Part of why I started drinking was that I felt trapped,” the Argo star told the radio host, referring to his relationship with the actress.
“I was like, ‘I can’t go because of my kids, but I’m not happy, what do I do?’ and what i did was [I] Drank a bottle of Scotch and slept on the couch, which didn’t work out,” he said.
The pair have three children together: daughters, Violet, 16, Seraphina, 12, and son Samuel, nine.
The 13 Going On 30 actress wasn’t happy with her ex’s public admission, as revealed by a source in contact That his words sounded like a “slap in the face”.
“Jane is not particularly pleased with Ben’s words on the subject of why they divorced. He gave an interview and said that he felt ‘stuck’ in the marriage, Jane would not have used that phrase or here Would have even publicly opened up like this. It was disgraceful,” said the insider.
Despite their break-up, Ben and Jennifer remain very close friends.
On August 23, 2018, it was reported that Ben checked into rehab after the intervention of his ex-wife.
On August 22, after Jane went to her L.A. home, the Batman star left for a treatment center and begged her for help, tmz Report.
Witnesses said Jane arrived with “a lawyer and a Bible” and they moved in together after a conversation at their $15 million mansion.
Jennifer has since moved on to businessman John Miller, who began dating in 2018, while Ben recently rekindled his relationship with his previous love, Jennifer “JLo” Lopez.
Ben, 49, and JLo, 52, spent Thank you At her home with her twins Max and Emme, both 13, whom she shares with ex-husband Marc Anthony.
The Batman actor was also able to spend some time with his ex-wife over the holidays with their kids.
a source told People Their relationship is still going strong.
“They’re doing really well. Jennifer loves being with Ben. She thinks it’s really meant to be,” the source confirmed.
Another addition: Both look forward to spending Christmas with their families.
For Jennifer, Christmas is all about the kids.” The source added, “She makes it very special for her. She loves Christmas.
“This year, it will have a few more plans because Ben wants to be with his kids as well. He hasn’t made any specific vacation decisions yet and is still working it out.”
Their relationship quickly turned serious, and they were spotted Tour of the multimillion dollar mansion together in Los Angeles.
JLo and Ben discovered an $85 million estate in Beverly Hills, California, that had enough room for their joint child of five.