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Jennifer Garner Reportedly 'Appreciates' Ben Affleck Reveals Their Divorce Is His 'Biggest Regret'

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By Clark Sparky

Ben Affleck opened up about mistakes he's made in his life and his battles with sobriety in a profile in the New York Times this week. In one portion of the interview, he revealed that his "biggest regret" is his divorce from Jennifer Garner in 2018.

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A source told Hollywood Life what Garner's alleged reaction was to the article.

“Jen is very impressed that Ben is trying hard to be a better man,” the source told the outlet. “It really shows to their kids the person he truly is, and that is someone who has made mistakes but is learning from them and not letting things slip into something even more hurtful for himself and his family. His honest approach really made her feel good. Jen cares very much for Ben and only hopes for the best for him. The fact that he is admitting to his struggles and mentioned his biggest regret was losing her, although it is sad, it is also something she really appreciates hearing.”

“It’s not going to lead to them getting back together but it’s going to improve their friendship that they have been trying to work on while being co-parents," the source continued. "Seeing him fight his demons that she has wanted him to fight for so long shows that her words haven’t gone unheard. She really respects him a lot more than what she has over the last couple of years. It is inspiring for Jen to see how Ben is changing his life for the better.”

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Affleck spoke more about the impact of his drinking on his children during a "Good Morning America" piece this week.

"I never thought that I was gonna get divorced. I didn't want to get divorced. I didn't want to be a divorced person. I really didn't want to be a split family with my children," Affleck said. "And it upset me because it meant I wasn't who I thought I was. And that was so painful and so disappointing in myself."

"I really don't want my children to pay for my sins," he said. "Or to be afraid for me. Which is one of the hard parts of being the child of an alcoholic. Do you think, 'What if my dad gets drunk? What if he does something stupid? What if he ends up on TMZ and it's on my news feed and other kids see it?'

"I took the last half of the year off and I just got to be dad. Drive them to school, pick them up. Go to the swim meet, come home. That's where the parenting happens," he said to Sawyer.

"It's in the cracks. It's in the moments when you're just taking them back from soccer and they say something profound or they talk about how they're really feeling about something and it's like that's where you get to be the parent. That's the joy of it. And that's what I don't want to miss."

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