Ben Affleck responds to backlash over Jennifer Garner comments

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The actor made this known during Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night show on Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

“We talked a lot about my family, divorce and alcoholism … and how you have to be accountable and loving,” he said.

“Then I start seeing all this stuff come up on Twitter. And I was like, what is this?” he said, blaming “clickbait” for reporting verbatim quotes in which he also said he’d likely still be drinking if he hadn’t left Garner.

“Part of why I started drinking was because I was trapped. was like, ‘I can’t leave because of my kids, but I’m not happy, what do I do?’ And what I did was drank a bottle of Scotch and fell asleep on the couch, which turned out not to be the solution,” he said.

Affleck and Garner were married from 2005 to 2015 and share kids Violet, 16, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, 9.

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