Ben Affleck Faces Backlash Over Comments About Ex-Wife Jennifer Garner 

Ben Affleck Jennifer Garner: The actor is facing a backlash over comments he has made about his ex-wife.
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Ben Affleck is facing a backlash over comments he has made about his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner. 

The 49-year-old, who shares three children with the actress, recently claimed on The Howard Stern Show that he felt ‘trapped’ in his 10-year marriage and if he hadn’t left, he ‘probably’ would have still been heavily drinking to this day. 

He explained: “We probably would’ve ended up at each other’s throats. I probably still would’ve been drinking.

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“Part of why I started drinking was because I was trapped.

“I was like, ‘I can’t leave because of my kids, but I’m not happy, what do I do?’. And what I did was [I] drank a bottle of scotch and fell asleep on the couch, which turned out not to be the solution.”

After watching the interview, many people took to social media and blasted the actor for his comments, with some even branding him an ‘a**hole’.

One person said: “I wonder if Ben Affleck knows he can just not talk about his ex, the mother of his children, the person who drove his behind to rehab, publicly.

“Like, that’s a thing you can do. Just not say hurtful things about her to Howard Stern, of all people.”

Another added: “Why now? What a terrible public attack. JLo may rethink their relationship.”

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A third commented: “You may have some brains and talent but just admit you love getting wasted, gambling and womanizing.

“You should never have married anyone. Jennifer Garner is a saint, not a fall guy and not your mommy. Leave her alone jerk.”

In agreement, a fourth penned: “You’re a d***head. Even if that’s the case about unhappiness in your marriage why would you drag your ex through the mud publicly and seemingly blame that situation for your own self-destructive choices.”

Back in 2018, Affleck reportedly went to rehab over his battle with alcoholism and managed to become sober. Since April this year, he’s been in a relationship with his ex, Jennifer Lopez.

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.