beside her. Jennifer Garner’s friends have criticized Ben Affleck for the “disgusting” comments he made about their divorce.
Ben – who was married to Jane from June 2005 to October 2018 – came under fire on December 13, 2021, when he appeared to claim he “may still be drinking” if he didn’t divorce Jane. “That was part of the reason I started drinking alcohol, I was trapped,” he said in an interview with The Howard Stern Show. ‘I was like, ‘I can’t leave because of my kids, but I’m not happy. What do I do?’ What I did was drink a bottle of scotch on the couch, which turned out not to be the answer.”
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Ben – who also told Stern that he and Jane “could have ended each other’s throat” if their marriage had continued – also revealed that the real reason for the divorce was that they simply “broke up”. “The truth is we took our time, made a decision, broke up. We had a marriage that didn’t work out. It’s happening,” he said. “He’s someone I love and respect, but I shouldn’t marry him anymore.” He continued, “Then we said, ‘You know what?’” we tried. We tried because we have kids. Then we both felt like, “We don’t want this to be the model that our children see in marriage.”
When it came time to end their relationship, Ben confirmed that he and Jane – who share two children Violet, 16, Seraphina, 12, and son Samuel, 9 – “did it amicably”, though he emphasized that he and his ex-wife had had “stress moments” since their defection. Did we have tense moments? Do we have custody disputes? Were things difficult for us? Did we get angry? Yes, he said. But basically he was always backed by respect. I knew she was a good mom. I hope she knew I was a good father. I was. I had to be sober, I knew that too and I admitted it. I said, ‘You’re right. I should stop drinking.'”
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After the interview, a source close to Jen called Ben’s comments “disgusting” in an interview with Page Six. “It’s disgusting,” said the insider. “Gene was the only one who would repeatedly pick him up when he did horrible things – he fell off the wagon or worse.” The source continued, “Jane stood by him because she loves him. This is the mother of his children.”
Another source apparently close to Jin also criticized Ben for blaming Jin for his alcoholism. “Anyone who knows addict behavior knows how untrue these comments can be to any addict, but especially Ben. It’s one of the first principles of a no-blame agreement for your illness,” said an insider.
A source also told In Touch on December 14, 2021, that Jen saw Ben’s comments about their divorce as “disrespectful” and a “slap in the face.” “Jane is not particularly happy with Ben’s wording regarding the subject of their divorce,” the insider said. “He gave an interview saying that he felt ‘trapped’ in the marriage, Jane wouldn’t use that phrase or even open up like that. It was a disrespect.” “If you think about it, that’s kind of a slap in the face for Jane and their kids,” the source continued.
Ben responded to the backlash over his comments about his divorce from Jen in an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! On December 15, 2021, in which he denied that he “blamed” Jane for alcoholism. “I went on and said how much we respect each other and care about each other and care about our children and put them first and we checked our things,” he said. “They said it blamed my ex-wife for my alcoholism and that I was so caught up in this marriage that they made me be the worst, stupidest, insensitive man.” He continued, “It’s not true. I can’t believe it. It’s the complete opposite of who I am, what I believe in, and I would never want my children to think I would say a bad word about their mother. It hurts my feelings.”
As for Ben’s current girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez, selena The star – whom he dated from 2001 to 2004 and met in 2021 – wasn’t happy with Ben’s comments about his ex. A Page Six source told at the time that J-Lo “angry” Ben talked about him in reference to Jin. “I was drawn to this because she’s dating him. The source said she didn’t want to be dragged into this.” I interviewed Jennifer Garner. She is trying to get to know her and Ben’s children. He’s reckless and arrogant about him.” However, another source denied that J-Lo was upset by her Ben’s comments. “This is simply not true and the focus is on the kids,” the insider said.
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