Ben Affleck is clearing just a few issues up.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter printed Thursday, he addressed controversy that adopted feedback he made in 2021 whereas chatting with Howard Stern about his previous marriage to actress Jennifer Garner.

“I had a very painful expertise the place I did an interview the place I used to be actually weak, and your entire pickup was one thing that was not solely not proper, it was truly the other of what I meant.” Affleck instructed THR.

The actor and director confronted backlash after saying he felt “trapped” within the dynamic with Garner.

“It’s a part of why I began ingesting,” Affleck instructed Stern. “As a result of I used to be trapped.”

Affleck instructed THR he was not making an attempt accountable Garner for his ingesting.

“To be clear, my conduct is my accountability fully,” he stated.

“The purpose that I used to be making an attempt to make was a tragic one. Anybody who’s been by means of divorce makes that calculus of, How a lot can we attempt? We liked one another. We care about one another. We have now respect for one another,” Affleck stated within the new interview. “I used to be making an attempt to say, ‘Hey, look, I used to be ingesting an excessive amount of, and the much less completely happy you develop into, whether or not it’s your job, your marriage, it’s simply that as your life turns into tougher, should you’re doing issues to fill a gap that aren’t wholesome, you’re going to begin doing extra of these issues.’”

The couple finally break up in 2015.

Affleck stated he believes his quotes had been “mischaracterized it as a way to make it clickbait” and “it didn’t matter what number of occasions I stated, ‘I don’t really feel this manner. I’m telling you, I don’t blame my ex-wife for my alcoholism.’”

Affleck and Jennifer Lopez reuinted almost 20 years after they had been first engaged and married in July 2022.

“[Jennifer Lopez] tells me right this moment, ‘Chill out, be your self. Have enjoyable. You’re truly a enjoyable man who’s actual and real and also you simply appear so critical,’” Affleck instructed THR. “Do I appear critical? However as in lots of issues, she’s actually proper. And he or she loves me. She’s searching for me. She’s making an attempt to assist me.”

He additionally sought to clear up the hypothesis that sparked the “Ben Affleck having a foul time on the Grammys”meme after the pair appeared to have visibly completely different reactions whereas on the occasion.

Affleck stated he truly was having time, however as he noticed Grammy host Trevor Noah strategy them, he thought, “Oh, God.”

“They had been framing us on this shot, however I didn’t know they had been rolling. I leaned into her and I used to be like, ‘As quickly they begin rolling, I’m going to slip away from you and go away you sitting subsequent to Trevor,’” Affleck defined. “She goes, ‘You higher f—ing not go away.’ That’s a husband-and-wife factor. I imply, a few of it’s, I’m like, ‘All proper, who is that this act?’ Like, I don’t sustain. My spouse does, clearly. And yeah, it’s your spouse’s work occasion.”

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