Interview

Ben Affleck could love being in a relationship with Jennifer Lopez, however it’s his kids that really make him really feel ‘happier’ in life.

“I might be lengthy lifeless and somebody will ask my youngsters, ‘What was your dad like?’ and that's when I'll know what my life was price,” Ben Affleck, 49, stated on the Dec. 17 episode of Good Morning America, whereas admitting that his “life is best” when he’s round his three kids — 16-year-old Violet, 12-year-old Seraphina and 9-year-old Samuel — whom he mother and father with ex Jennifer Garner.

“The one biography that wants something is written on the hearts of your youngsters,” Ben stated, as he shared how his kids’s opinions of him are what matter probably the most. All through his 25-year profession, Ben has at all times been open and sincere concerning the struggles he’s endured in life, together with alcoholism, however he’s a agency believer in second possibilities.

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Kids
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez exterior of a film theatre with their youngsters. (Vasquez-Max Lopes / BACKGRID)

“I really feel like on the finish of the day everyone wants second possibilities. I don’t know anyone who does every part proper. All of us fail. That’s the reality,” he stated, earlier than including, “There aren’t sufficient films, there isn’t sufficient success, not sufficient likes on Instagram. These issues won't ever fill you up or make you cheerful.”

And for Ben, who rekindled his romance with Jennifer Lopez just some months in the past, it’s household that fulfills him. “My life is best and I'm happier the extra I'm round my youngsters,” he advised GMA. “All of us wish to move on the perfect of ourselves to our youngsters. I don’t care who you're, I’m fairly positive you are feeling in some unspecified time in the future in your life you’ve taken missteps, no person needs to switch that to our youngsters and that may be a actual activity that everyone faces, no matter these points are.”

Earlier this week, Ben got here beneath hearth for sharing on the Howard Stern Show that his marriage issues with Jennifer Garner, 49, had been “a part of why I began ingesting … as a result of I used to be trapped.”

“I used to be like ‘I can’t go away ’explanation for my youngsters, however I’m not joyful, what do I do?’ What I did was drink a bottle of scotch and go to sleep on the sofa, which turned out to not be the answer,” he stated in the course of the interview, however he later clarified his comments on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Dec. 15, saying, “I might by no means need my youngsters to suppose I might ever say a foul phrase about their mother.”

Clearly, Ben’s kids — in addition to their opinions about him — do imply rather a lot to him.

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