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Ben Affleck Calls Jennifer Garner Divorce His 'Biggest Regret,' Reveals How His Drinking Affected the Marriage

Ben Affleck Calls Jennifer Garner Divorce His 'Biggest Regret,' Reveals How His Drinking Affected the Marriage

Ben Affleck is speaking about his divorce from Jennifer Garner like he never has before.

“The biggest regret of my life is this divorce,” Ben said in a very candid interview with the New York Times.

“Shame is really toxic. There is no positive byproduct of shame. It’s just stewing in a toxic, hideous feeling of low self-worth and self-loathing,” he continued.

“I drank relatively normally for a long time,” Ben added. “What happened was that I started drinking more and more when my marriage was falling apart. This was 2015, 2016. My drinking, of course, created more marital problems.”

“It’s not particularly healthy for me to obsess over the failures — the relapses — and beat myself up,” he continued. “I have certainly made mistakes. I have certainly done things that I regret. But you’ve got to pick yourself up, learn from it, learn some more, try to move forward.”

Ben Affleck has been to rehab a few times and broke his silence on a sobriety misstep back in October of 2019.

You can see everything Jennifer once said about their divorce right here.

Ben and Jen separated in June of 2015 and made their divorce official in October of 2018. They got married in 2005 and have three kids: Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11, and Samuel, 7.

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