- They got married in 2005
- Ben and Jennifer Garner got divorced in 2015
- Ben Affleck is currently dating Jennifer Lopez
Ben Affleck has been making headlines and for all the wrong reasons. The 49-year-old actor should have known better than blaming his ex-wife and actress Jennifer Garner for his alcoholism. During an appearance on The Howard Stern Show, the actor said that he would "still be drinking" if he were married to Jennifer Garner. He said during the show: "I'd probably still be drinking. It's part of why I started drinking because I was trapped." Needless to say, Twitter was furious with the actor's condescending statement about his former wife, with whom he has three children and rightly so. Twitter took the opportunity to school the actor on not blaming his former wife for his choices and actions. Here's what Twitter had to say to the actor:
Before heading to the tweets, here's another distasteful statement made by the actor on the show, "I was like 'I can't leave because of my kids but I'm not happy, what do I do? What I did was drink a bottle of scotch and fall asleep on the couch, which turned out not to be the solution," reported People magazine.
Here's some background for those who require one. The Last Duel star has gone rehab multiple times for his alcoholism over the years. The problem began way before he was married to Jennifer Garner. He went to rehab in 2001, 2017 as well as in 2018. A Twitter user decided to remind him, just in case. "Just because you're sober (with the help of your ex-wife), doesn't mean you can be arrogant. Which you are these days," read a tweet.
The Good Will Hunting actor married Jennifer Garner in the year 2005 and the two got separated in 2015. They have three children together - Violet, 16, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, 9.
Similar thoughts echoed in another tweet and a subtle reminder, which read: "Did Ben Affleck throw Jennifer Garner, the mother of his children, under the bus? Says he felt trapped in his marriage, blaming her for his drinking? And something like, his children's well being is the most important thing. Has he learned nothing from all the stints in rehab?"
Did #BenAffleck throw #JenniferGarner, the mother of his children, under the bus? Says he felt trapped in his marriage, blaming her for his drinking? And something like, his children's well being is the most important thing. Has he learned nothing from all the stints in rehab?— Lisa G-S (@hairrence) December 15, 2021
Another Twitter user summed up her thoughts on the controversy in a simple line - "I don't know but Ben Affleck looks like there's something wrong with him."
I don't know but #BenAffleck looks like there's something wrong with him.— Erika (@ELoves444) December 14, 2021
"Ben Affleck don't blame your drinking problem on JG. Its all YOU," read another tweet.
#BenAffleck don't blame your drinking problem on JG. Its all YOU.— S M (@SM39696799) December 15, 2021
Twitter didn't mind bringing in Jennifer Lopez - Ben's current (and former ex) girlfriend into the picture. "Dear Ben Affleck...one day the word accountability will mean something to you... In the meantime Jennifer Lopez, this is a huge red flag," wrote a Twitter user.
Ben Affleck is currently dating Jennifer Lopez. The Gigi co-stars were engaged back in 2002. However, it ended in a split two years later. JLo and Ben Affleck were married (and divorced) to Marc Anthony and Jennifer Garner, respectively. They also broke up with their respective partners this year. JLo was previously dating Alex Rodriguez, while Ben Affleck was with actress Ana de Armas.
The rumour mills about Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck started when they were spotted on a vacation of sorts in Montana, earlier this year. The couple were reportedly spotted at JLo's Miami beach house as well. Also, they were reports of the couple sneaking in kisses in the middle of workout sessions.