Ben Affleck To say has fought the heat He felt “stuck” in his marriage to Jennifer Garner and this escalated his drinking.
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.
The former couple was married for a decade before calling it quits in 2015.
Fans reacted in horror to Ben’s comments and blamed the Good Will Hunting star for his ex’s drinking problem, saying he should take “responsibility” for his behavior.
“You blame your ex-wife for drinking? You were drunk before marrying her!” An angry fan wrote on Twitter.
“Speaking poorly about the mother of your children does a lot [sic] A terrible dad and a total d*** head!”
And another added: “@BenAffleck It sounds like you’re blaming your ex-wife for your drinking! Badass!”
A third Twitter user commented: “You are ad s*** major. Even if you have a case of unhappiness in your marriage, why would you drag your ex into the mud in public and your self-destruction.” Will blame that situation for the alternatives.”
Twitter’s backlash came after Ben opened up about his drinking to Howard Stern and marriage to the Alias star.
“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.
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.