A couple of years ago Ben Affleck, during an interview with Howard Stern, talked about his problems related to alcoholism. At the time, Ben said that if he had stayed within the marriage to Jennifer Garner, he probably would have continued to drink because he felt unhappy and trapped.
He told: "I thought I couldn't leave, I couldn't leave my children.
Even if I wasn't happy. So I stuck to a bottle and fell asleep on the sofa. But obviously that wasn't the solution." Affleck then said for the Hollywood Reporte: "The idea has passed that I was blaming my ex-wife for my addiction, which is exactly the opposite of what I meant.
Again, my behavior has always been entirely my responsibility. I just wanted to point out that I wasn't happy and filled the sadness with something unhealthy. It was a painful experience for me." The actor also added to The Jimmy Kimmel Show: "I would never want my kids to think I would say one negative word towards their mom.
We respect each other, we tried. But we just couldn't be together anymore as a husband and wife."
About Ben Affleck
Ben was born in the city of Berkeley, California, at the age of three he moved with his parents to Massachusetts, first to the town of Falmouth, which will give birth to his younger brother Casey, then to Cambridge.
In some interviews he said that he was of Irish origin and that he received the middle name Géza in honor of a Hungarian friend of the family. The actor revealed that he had a difficult relationship with his father Timothy, from whom Affleck's mother divorced in 1987 due to her alcoholism.
In his youth he cultivated a passion for acting and directing together with his brother Casey and his friend Matt Damon, his schoolmate at Cambridge Rindge & Latin High School. After graduating, he studied Spanish for a short time at the University of Vermont, then choosing to transfer in 1990 to Occidental College in Los Angeles, where he graduated in Middle Eastern politics.