Ben Affleck Thanks Ex-wife Jennifer Garner for Being Considerate

Carla Harmon
February 21, 2020

What happened was that I started drinking more and more when my marriage was falling apart. Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Warner Bros.

"I didn't want to get divorced", he told the TV journalist this week. "There is no positive byproduct of shame", he said. They said, "I think the script is good. And that was so painful and so disappointing...in myself". "I really didn't want to be a split family with my children", he admitted.

"I really don't want my children to pay for my sins", he said in a candid interview on breakfast show Good Morning America.

The 47-year-old admits he "saw a little bit" of the drunken video, and it was enough to spur him on to clean up his act, because he was anxious about the impact his behaviour would have on his three young children with ex-wife Jennifer Garner.


The Peppermint actress "is touched by his honesty", the insider said. In an interview published on February 18. he came clean about the extent of his past substance abuse struggles and his deep regret over the ultimate cost: his divorce from his wife of roughly 13 years, Jennifer Garner, 47, in 2018. The pair started dating in 2004 and tied the knot in 2005. Affleck has previously been linked to producer Lindsay Shookus.

Affleck and Jennifer Garner, who share three children, Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11, and Samuel, 7, got divorced in 2018. Drive them to school, pick them up.

However, it is not all smooth sailing for the former couple. "I have to. I don't really have a choice", an emotional Affleck added.

Speaking of the viral TMZ footage from the night, he said: "I did watch some of it, although not the whole, whole thing".


Recalling his experience of his dad's personal troubles, Affleck shared, "I wish he had been sober during those formative years".

In an extensive interview with the New York Times, Affleck has spoken about his decision to step away from the project, and how it was tied up in issues surrounding alcoholism.

Affleck said that rather than dwelling on the past, he tries to focus on the future. "I take some comfort in that I'm doing my very, very best and I hope that that is, you know, has to be good enough". It's in the moments when you're just taking them back from soccer and they say something profound or they talk about how they're really feeling about something and it's like that's where you get to be the parent.


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