Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck will always be grateful to Jennifer Garner

The Hollywood couple married in 2005. Affleck has opened up about his journey to sobriety and his marriage. Read more about it below.

By  Kelsey Miller
  • Successful Award-winning actor, director, producer, and screenwriter separated actress Jennifer Garner in 2015 after 10 years of marriage and three children.
  • In 2020 Ben Affleck made number 4 on Forbes list of the highest paid actors with a whopping $55 million.
  • But it wasn't until 2017 that the couple officially got divorced. Why? Scroll down to find out.

"I drank relatively normally for a long time. What happened was that I started drinking more and more when my marriage was falling apart" revealed the actor during an interview with The New York Times. In the same interview he revealed he has a compulsive behavior and found himself trapped in a cycle.

Although Garner and Affleck decided to separate in 2015, the actress still wanted to make sure that Affleck was ok before their divorce was made official. That's the reason why they officially divorced two years later. Garner wanted to make sure the father of her children was %100 clean before going forward and also didn't want to add any more stress on Affleck. 

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

The Hollywood director still struggles with the shame he feels over breaking up his family. "The biggest regret of my life is this divorce." The pair might be divorced, but they make a great duo at co-parenting. "When you have children with somebody you’re connected to them forever," Affleck told People. "And I’m very lucky she is the mother of my children." He is very grateful for Jen's support and respects her greatly.

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