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Ben Affleck Speaks Candidly About Being an Alcoholic & His Relationship with Jennifer Garner

Ben Affleck Speaks Candidly About Being an Alcoholic & His Relationship with Jennifer Garner

Ben Affleck is giving a candid interview about his struggles with alcoholism after entering rehab in 2018.

“It doesn’t really bother me to talk about alcoholism and being an alcoholic. It’s part of my life,” Ben said during his Today show appearance on Monday (March 4). “It’s something that I deal with. It doesn’t have to sort of subsume my whole identity and be everything, but it is something that you know you have to work at.”

Ben continued, “I feel like I had a problem and I really want to address it, and I take some pride in that…it’s about yourself, your life, your family, and you know people—we encounter these kinds of hurdles and we have to deal with them.”

He then transitioned to speaking about being a dad and parenting with his ex wife Jennifer Garner.

“I hope I’m a pretty good dad. I certainly try very hard,” Ben added. “I’m lucky they’ve got a great mom, and she helps out a great deal with making sure that we co-parent in as good a way as possible…dads are so important to kids and it’s our responsibility to be there for them, to be present, to be mindful, to be attentive, to be part of their lives, to be as in it as moms.”

About Jennifer, he added, “Of course, she’s wonderful. Somebody’s the mother of your kids, they’re going to be the most important, central person in your life, and that’s good.”

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  • YaThink

    Good going, Ben and good luck!

    He is admitting his problems and that is crucial to overcoming. Glad he is a dedicated father who realizes his tremendous importance to his children’s lives.

  • YaThink

    Good going, Ben and good luck!

    He is admitting his problems and that is crucial to overcoming. Glad he is a dedicated father who realizes his tremendous importance to his children’s lives.