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“We loved each other”: Ben Affleck Breaks Silence on Blaming Jennifer Garner For His Alcohol Addiction Narrative, Admits It Was His Fault

"We loved each other": Ben Affleck Breaks Silence on Blaming Jennifer Garner For His Alcohol Addiction Narrative, Admits It Was His Fault

Ben Affleck is known for his remarkable acting skills and his eye for directing amazing movies. He is a renowned celebrity in the Hollywood industry with an Oscar to his name and many other awards to support his talented career. However, even with a career this successful, his ride to where he is now hasn’t been the smoothest.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.

His struggle with addiction has been a long and ongoing one with many factors that came into play. While the actor has often talked about it publically and has shared his journey with his fans. He is often taken out of context. His fans took him out of context and even blamed his ex-wife Jennifer Garner for his alcoholism.

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Ben Affleck Confirms That Jennifer Garner Has Nothing To Do With His Previous Alcoholism

Ben Affleck talked about his journey throughout and how alcoholism played a big part in pushing him back. He was in a horrible place in his life and it happened to coincide with his marriage with Jennifer Garner.

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck

“The idea that I was blaming my wife for my drinking. To be clear, my behavior is my responsibility entirely. The point that I was trying to make was a sad one. Anyone who’s been through divorce makes that calculus of, How much do we try? We loved each other. We care about each other. We have respect for each other.”

In an interview, he had talked about it and was taken out of context by almost everyone. People believed that Garner was responsible for his alcoholism and addiction. He had to come forth and clarify that this was far from the case. He confirmed that Garner had been very supportive of him and was there for him. They still are there for each other despite both of them moving on in their lives. He has since been careful of everything he says and makes sure it cannot be taken out of context.

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Ben Affleck Thanked Jennifer Lopez For How He Is Now

Ben Affleck confirmed that no matter what happened in the past, now he is in a much better place and he has his wife to thank for it.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez put on some PDA in their post-wedding haze

“It’s hard. But anyway, so [Jennifer Lopez] tells me today, ‘Relax, be yourself. Have fun. You’re actually a fun guy who is real and genuine and you just seem so serious.’ Do I seem serious? But as in many things, she’s really right. And she loves me. She’s looking out for me. She’s trying to help me. So it’s like, maybe I ought to fucking listen to her.”

He claimed that Jennifer Lopez often tells him a lot of things and is always on the lookout for him. She cares for him deeply and enjoys taking care of him.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Written by Adya Godboley

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is a content writer for Fandomwire. She is currently doing her Bachelor's of Arts in English Honours. Adya likes to read a lot and it would not be a surprise to see her spend her entire day playing Genshin Impact. Her articles range from Marvel, DC and movies to Mental Health Awareness.