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Ben Affleck Reveals 'Biggest Regret' Of His Life, It's Not Surprising

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By Ona L

Ben Affleck has revealed the biggest regret if his life and it is not what you think. The “Justice League” actor spoke to the “New York Times” about what lead to his divorce from Jennifer Garner after 10-years of marriage. Affleck and Garner were divorced in 2018 after a decade of marriage and three children. The couple first met in 2002 on the set of “Pearl Harbour”. They worked together again on the set of “Daredevil” in 2004. The couple eventually married in 2005 in a private Turks and Caicos ceremony.

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The separated in 2015 and finalized their divorce in 2018. “After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce. We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time.” Affleck has since been honest about his big role in their marriage breaking down. He struggled with alcohol abuse and ultimately went to rehab. The couple however, tried to progressively co-parent by staying in one household.

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Rumors began to circulate that Affleck was caught cheating with the family nanny Christine Ouzounian. Sources claimed the two were being “very flirty”. While Affleck’s people released a statement saying that this was completely untrue, the damage had already been done. Garner, through all the drama, has stayed un unwavering support to her now ex-husband she even drives him to one of his stints in rehab after he confided in her that he had been struggling.

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Now, Affleck is opening up again about his most regrettable decision, divorcing Garner. “The biggest regret of my life is this divorce,” said Affleck. He describes his divorce as being shameful. “Shame is really toxic. There is no positive byproduct of shame. It’s just stewing in a toxic, hideous feeling of low self-worth and self-loathing.” But he knows he has to push himself to think past the negativity and regret. “It’s not particularly healthy for me to obsess over the failures — the relapses — and beat myself up,” he said.

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Affleck continued on to say, “I have certainly made mistakes. I have certainly done things that I regret. But you’ve got to pick yourself up, learn from it, learn some more, try to move forward.” The director’s new film “The Way Back” is a bit of self reflection that Affleck can certainly relate to. He plays a high school basketball coach that struggles with alcoholism while dealing with a horrible marriage. Sounds like he is well prepared for this role.

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