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Ben Affleck Talks About the Reservation He Had with Rekindling Relationship with Jennifer Lopez

Ben Affleck Talks About the Reservation He Had with Rekindling Relationship with Jennifer Lopez

Ben Affleck is opening up about a reservation he had when it came to rekindling his relationship with on-again girlfriend Jennifer Lopez.

The 49-year-old actor had a very candid conversation with Howard Stern this week on his SiriusXM show and he talked about how his love life affects his kids.

Click inside to find out what he said…

“It crossed my mind for sure,” Ben said when asked if he thought twice about getting back together with Jennifer.

He continued, “My responsibility to my children is the highest responsibility I have. I would never do anything that is painful or destructive to them if I can help it. That being said, I know that my life affects them. I dropped my [nine-year-old] son off at school two days ago and … heard [other people] go, ‘Oh, Ben Affleck, Ben Affleck!’ The kid looks at me and goes ‘Hashtag, welcome to my life.’”

“My life affects them. Me and their mom are celebrities. That is hard. That is a cross to bear,” he said.

Ben also talked about how the media portrayed his divorce from Jennifer Garner.

“During the divorce, [the media] printed fucking horrible lies … Anything you read about that was bullshit,” he said. “The truth was we took our time, we made the decision … we grew apart, we had a marriage that didn’t work. This happens. It’s somebody I love and respect but to whom I shouldn’t be married any longer.”

“Ultimately, we tried, we tried, we tried—because we had kids—but both of us thought, ‘We don’t want this to be the model our kids see of marriage.’ I felt like we did it amicably, we did our best,” Ben added. “Did we have moments of tension? Did we have disagreements over the custody? Was stuff difficult for us? Did we get angry? Yes, but fundamentally it was always underpinned with the respect that I knew she was a good mom.”

Ben made more comments about his divorce during the interview, and then clarified those comments in an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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