Don’t mess with Ben Affleck when his children are concerned! After the actor’s interview about his relationship with Jennifer Garner was misconstrued, he’s setting the report straight.
Ben Affleck made headlines this week after an interview with Howard Stern, the place he opened up about his relationship with ex-wife Jennifer Garner, who he shares three children with. The headlines concerning the story learn that Ben felt “trapped” in his marriage to the actress, which is what led him to drink. Nevertheless, Ben insists that there was way more to the Q&A than that, and in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel on Dec. 15, he clarified the quotes that have been taken “out of context.”
“It was a very cool, long-form, in-depth, two hour interview,” Ben defined. “And for the reason that film [I was promoting] is about household and all these things that’s significant to me, we talked so much about household and divorce and alcoholism and fighting actual issues, and the way it's important to be accountable. And [we talked about] how I work with my ex-wife and the way I’m so proud that we work collectively for our children the very best that we are able to for them. So, the irony is, I used to be actually pleased with it [before the headlines]. I assumed, ‘Wow, I ought to do extra trustworthy, exploratory, self-evaluating issues.”
It wasn’t till Ben began seeing all the thrill about his interview on Twitter that he began questioning what individuals have been saying. “I researched by it and noticed that considered one of these web sites had carried out the clickbait factor,” he revealed. “They'd actually taken the dialog that I had for 2 hours and made it seem to be I used to be saying the precise reverse of what I mentioned.”
Within the full interview, Ben mentioned he “went on” about his nice relationship with Jen and “how a lot [they] revered one another and cared about one another and love [their] children.” Nevertheless, the articles concerning the interview “mentioned that [he] blamed [his] ex-wife for [his] alcoholism and that [he] was trapped.” He admitted that the headlines “made [him] out to be the “worst, most insensitive, silly, terrible man.”
In fact, Ben is conscious that this comes with the territory as an actor. The truth is, he mentioned he’s “joyful to be a Dunkin’ Donuts meme” like he has up to now. However, on this case, he needed to take a stand. “When it’s about my children, I've to only draw a line and be clear — it’s not true,” he insisted. “I don’t imagine that. It’s the precise reverse of who I'm, what I imagine and I'd by no means need my children to suppose that I'd ever say a foul factor about their mother.” He added, “Being the topic of [something like this] is simply the price of doing enterprise a bit of bit, however not with my children. It’s mistaken. It hurts me.” Ben and Jennifer have been co-parenting their three youngsters Violet, 16, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, 9, since their cut up in 2015.
Nowadays, Ben can be making headlines for his relationship with Jennifer Lopez, his former fiancee, who he obtained again along with in April 2021 (greater than 16 years after they ended their engagement). Jennifer was really by Ben’s aspect as he headed to the Jimmy Kimmel interview on Dec. 15, and so they have been photographed holding hands as they entered the studio. Jen also supported Ben at an occasion for his film The Tender Bar, which is about for a restricted launch on Dec. 17 and can be streamed on Amazon Prime starting Jan. 7.