Ben Affleck, got candid about his struggles with drinking while married to Jennifer Garner, with whom he shares three children.

“I’d probably still be drinking. It’s part of why I started drinking,” Ben Affleck admitted to Howard Stern of feeling unhappy in his marriage to Jennifer Garner. “I was like ‘I can’t leave ’cause of my kids, but I’m not happy, what do I do?’ What I did was drink a bottle of scotch and fall asleep on the couch, which turned out not to be the solution.”

Affleck has gone to rehab multiple times for alcohol addiction over the years, including in 2001, 2017 – which he revealed in a post on Facebook – and 2018, when he and Garner finalized their divorce.

Ben Affleck

Jennifer Garner joined her ex-husband and JLO over Halloween to take their kids trick-or-treating together. (Getty Images)

The Gone Girl star, who wed Garner in 2005 and later separated in 2015, also told the longtime radio show host that he and the 13 Going on 30 star did everything they could to keep their marriage together, but like many Hollywood relationships, it just didn’t work out.

“We had a marriage that didn’t work, this happens, with somebody that I love and respect, but to whom I shouldn’t be married any longer. Ultimately, we tried. We tried, we tried because we had kids. Both of us felt like we don’t want this to be the model that our kids see of marriage.”

While Ben and Jennifer had their fair share of ups and downs over the course of their relationship, the former couple is on good terms now.



Published by HOLR Magazine