Ben Affleck ‘still would’ve been drinking’ if he’d stayed married to Jennifer Garner

Ben Affleck has revealed he might still be drinking if he stays “trapped” in his marriage with Jennifer Garner.

Affleck, 49, opened up near the end of his marriage to Garner, 49, during a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s “The Howard Stern Show.”

“We’d probably end up going each other’s throats. I might still be drinking,” Affleck told Stern (via Page Six).

“Part of the reason I started drinking was because I was trapped,” he explained.

Ben Affleck has revealed he might still be drinking if he stays in his “trapped” marriage with Jennifer Garner.
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Drinking was Affleck’s solution to dealing with his unhappy marriage.

“I was like, ‘I can’t leave because of my kids, but I’m not happy. what should I do? “And what I did was [I] I drank a bottle of scotch and slept on the couch, which turned out not to be the answer.”

“In the end, we tried, we tried, we tried because we had kids, but we both felt like we didn’t want that to be the model our kids would see in marriage,” Affleck added.

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Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are seen on December 09, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are seen on December 09, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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Affleck criticized the tabloids for getting the story of his divorce from Garner wrong. He also claimed that the relationship ended on good terms.

“Everything you read [in the news about the divorce] It was bulls—. He said, “The truth is, we took our time, made our decision… We split up. We got married and it didn’t work out. It happens. She’s someone I love and respect, but I shouldn’t marry him anymore.”

“We did it amicably,” Affleck said. Did we have moments of tension? Did we have custody disputes? Were things difficult for us? Did we get angry? Yes, but basically, he was always supported by respect. I knew it was a good mom. If I had known I was a good father, I would have known I am.”

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are seen on May 01, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are seen on May 01, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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Since finalizing his divorce with Garner in 2018, Affleck has struggled with sobriety and is back on the dating scene. Recently, Affleck rekindled his relationship with Jennifer Lopez.

The “Hustlers” star and the “Argo” director were previously engaged for about two years. The two separated in 2004, and Affleck later married Garner in 2005.

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