Ben Affleck Sets the Record Straight on Those Jennifer Garner Comments
The Tender Bar actor made headlines this week after speaking out about his former marriage to Jennifer Garner on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show. During part of the in-depth Dec. 14 interview, Affleck—who shares kids Violet, 16, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, 9, with Garner—reflected on their decision to divorce and his struggle with drinking during their marriage.
While Affleck initially felt good about his two-hour conversation with Stern, he soon discovered his comments about Garner had made their way to social media, creating a narrative that didn’t sit well with him. So, on Dec. 15, the Oscar winner appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and addressed the online chatter, which—as he explained to pal Jimmy Kimmel—had “made it seem as if I was saying the exact opposite of what I said.”
“I had gone on and said how much we respect each other and cared about each other and cared about our kids and put them first and went through our stuff,” Affleck noted before addressing the claim that he’d “blamed my ex-wife for my alcoholism and that I was trapped in this marriage…just made me out to be like the worst, most insensitive, stupid, awful guy.”