Ben Affleck on Jennifer Garner, Grammys memes

Ben Affleck is cleaning up some things.

in an interview with hollywood reporter Going public Thursday, he addressed the controversy that followed comments he made in 2021 while talking to Howard Stern about his past marriage to actress Jennifer Garner.

“I had a very painful experience doing interviews while really unprotected. Not only was the whole pick-up incorrect, but it was actually the opposite of what I intended.” Affleck said THR told to

The actor and director faced backlash after saying they felt “trapped” in their dynamic with Garner.

“That’s part of why I started drinking,” Affleck told Stern.

Affleck told THR that he wasn’t trying to condemn Garner’s drinking.

“Let me be clear, my actions are entirely my responsibility,” he said.

“The point I was trying to make was sad. Anyone who has gone through a divorce would say, ‘How much do we try? We loved each other. We cared about each other.’ We respect each other,” Affleck said in a new interview. “I wanted to say, ‘Hey, you know, the more you drink, the happier you are, whether it’s your job or your marriage, it makes your life harder. If you fill the unhealthy void, you’ll start doing more of that stuff.”

The couple finally split in 2015.

Affleck believes his quote was “misunderstood to be clickbait” and “it didn’t matter how many times I said ‘I don’t feel this way’.” Told. My alcoholic ex-wife.

Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have reunited after almost 20 years since they first got engaged and married in July 2022.

“[Jennifer Lopez] Today, “Relax, be yourself. Have fun. You’re actually a real, real fun guy and you look so serious,” Affleck told THR. But like so many things, she’s really right. And she loves me. she’s looking for me she’s trying to help me ”

He also tried to settle the speculation that sparked the “Ben Affleck having a bad time at the Grammys” meme after the pair appeared to react visibly differently during the event.

Affleck said he actually had a good time, but when he saw Grammy host Trevor Noah approach them, he thought, “Oh my God.”

“They were framing us in this shot and we didn’t know they were rolling. Trevor,” Affleck explained. “She says, ‘You better stay away.’ It’s a husband-wife relationship. For example, I can’t keep up. Of course, so does my wife. Well, it’s your wife’s job event.” “

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