“I’d probably still be drinking. It’s part of why I started drinking … because I was trapped,” Ben Afflick admitted to Howard Stern of feeling unhappy in his marriage to Jennifer Garner. Well then, let’s shift the blame for our drinking problem. WOW!
During an appearance on the Howard Stern Show on Monday, Affleck, 49, got candid about his struggles with drinking while married to Jennifer Garner, with whom he shares three children: Violet, 16, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, 9.
“I was like ‘I can’t leave ’cause 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.”
Affleck and Garner split in 2015 after 10 years of marriage and share three children.
“It’s part of why I started drinking … because I was trapped,” Affleck told Stern, according to Yahoo News.
Twitter users blasted Affleck for seemingly “shifting blame” and “throwing Jennifer Garner under the bus even though she was there for him in his lowest moments.”
Many pointed out that Garner, 49, was photographed driving Affleck, 49, to a rehabilitation center in 2018 — three years after they announced plans to divorce.
“When you can’t accept that your drinking problem is because of you, you still have a drinking problem,” tweeted @Boeing74. “Jennifer Garner didn’t drive Ben Affleck to drink, she did however drive him to rehab probably saving his life.”
“Which step in AA is blame your ex-wife?” tweeted @heyprofbow. “He’s trash.”
When you can’t accept that your drinking problem is because of you, you still have a drinking problem. Jennifer Garner didn’t drive Ben Affleck to drink, she did however drive him to rehab probably saving his life.
— The_Charming_Avenger (Taylor’s Version)⚜️ (@Boeing74) December 15, 2021
Ben Affleck made it sound on Stern that marriage to Jennifer Garner was so insufferable that it drove him to drink. Even if he believes that, you don’t say it for the sake of the kids or to be a person of integrity. Maybe Jennifer Lopez should re-think things.
— Carrie 🏳️🌈👰😊 (She/Her) (@carrie_uu2) December 14, 2021
Ben Affleck never deserved Jennifer Garner and has spent the last 17 years proving that.
— Kelsey (Taylor’s Version) (@SomeKindOfLuvly) December 15, 2021