Twitter slams Ben Affleck as he blames alcoholism on bad marriage with Jennifer Garner

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Dec 16, 2021, 09:17 PM(IST)

File image of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Photograph:( Twitter )

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Ben Affleck's recent comments on his alcohol addiction and divorce did not go down well on Twitter. Many of Twitter called the actor out for blaming his ex-wife for his addiction. 

Ben Affleck recently opened up about his divorce and alcohol addiction in a recent interview. Claiming he felt "trapped" being married to actress Jennifer Garner- with whom he shares three kids- the actor said that he would "still be drinking" if he had continued being married to Jennifer Garner. 

Affleck appeared on the Howard Stern Show and said, "I'd probably still be drinking. It's part of why I started drinking because I was trapped." 

Affleck's comments did not go down well on Twitter. Many of Twitter called the actor out for blaming his ex-wife for his addiction. 

"Just because you're sober (with the help of your ex-wife), doesn't mean you can be arrogant. Which you are these days," read a tweet.

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Affleck in the interview stated that how he felt trapped in the marriage with Garner. "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 and fall asleep on the couch, which turned out not to be the solution," the actor reportedly said. 

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The actor married Jennifer Garner in 2005 and the two got separated in 2015. They have three children together - Violet, 16, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, 9.

Affleck has been to rehab three times for his alcohol addiction- 2001, 2017 and 2018. The third time, Garner had driven him to rehab. The duo had separated by then. 

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Affleck started dating Jennifer Lopez earlier this year. The duo had earlier been engaged in 2000. 

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