Ben Affleck has been incredibly open lately about his struggles with addiction, and his personal demons. While many have focused on this, it’s his words about ex-wife and mother of his children Jennifer Garner that has some people talking (and swooning.)
Despite their divorce, the pair remain friendly, choosing to co-parent their three children in an amicable fashion.
Ben has been giving interviews all over the place, being completely open and vulnerable about not only his marriage to Jennifer Garner, but his alcoholism.
He recently gave an interview to the New York Times and said of his marriage, “I drank relatively normally for a long time. What happened was that I started drinking more and more when my marriage was falling apart. This was 2015, 2016. My drinking, of course, created more marital problems.”
It’s not often you hear a celebrity being so open and honest about their struggles, and marital issues. Most of the time, the media is lucky if they get more from a separation statement than just, “we will remain friends” and “continue to support each other.”
He continued, “The biggest regret of my life is this divorce. 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.”
Ben continued speaking about his divorce in an interview with Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America.
He said, “I never thought I was gonna get divorced—I didn’t wanna be a divorced person. I really didn’t wanna be a split family with my children.”
The Batman actor, also gushed, “The first and main thing that I have to say to Jennifer Garner in public or in private is thank you. I want to be really clear about how much I respect her and how much I value the fact that she works with me in co-parenting.”
Now, it’s being reported that Jennifer’s current boyfriend John Miller may be feeling uncomfortable with all the kind words Ben has to say about her.
Perhaps he is sensing the regret Ben feels about the divorce, and that is leading to some feelings of jealousy and insecurity.
A source told Us Weekly, “John is empathetic to Ben’s struggles with sobriety, but he worries about how Jennifer has once again become the focus. The spotlight on Jennifer is intense and Ben needs to consider her feelings before speaking so publicly.”
Most worrisome to John? The idea that Ben might want to get back together with Jen, and that she would be open to it.
The source said, “John believes Ben would remarry Jennifer if she wanted to get back together. John wants to marry Jennifer but knows she isn’t ready yet.”
After Ben revealed the divorce from Jen was the “biggest regret” of his life, it would make sense that any other man in her life would feel threatened, especially considering Ben is the father of her children.
But, who knows what is going on in Jen’s head? Clearly, Ben is hoping to get something out of speaking so fondly of her in interviews though.