“He would probably still drink,” if they stayed together, the actor said in a heavily maligned interview.
Ben Affleck, who sought help with alcoholism several times during his acting career, said Tuesday he was still struggling to sober up if he stayed in a “failed” marriage to ex-wife Jennifer Garner. (Listen to the audio clips below.)
“I would probably still be drinking,” he said in a critically acclaimed interview with The Howard Stern Show published by Access. “Sometimes I started drinking alcohol because I was trapped.”
“I thought, ‘I can’t walk because of my kids, but I’m not happy, what should I do? “He added about people. “I drank a bottle of whiskey and fell asleep on the couch, but nothing came of it.”
Affleck, who was in rehab in 2001, 2017 and 2018 – was last rushed to the hospital by Garner, a few years after their separation and after an intervention she arranged – found the marriage deadlocked for both parties.
“In truth, we were in no hurry, we made a decision … we broke up,” he said. “We had a marriage that didn’t work out. It happens. I love and respect her, but whom I should no longer be married to. … In the end, we tried, we tried, we tried, because we had children. “
Garner’s reps did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment. But some Internet reviewers found The Tender Bar’s remarks insensitive and blamed Garner heavily. New York Post columnist Maureen Callahan wrote that Affleck “has done the most brutal post-divorce interview since Brad Pitt blamed ex-wife Jennifer Aniston for his deep misfortune and subsequent romance with Angelina Jolie in Parade magazine.”