Ben Affleck hinted that his marriage to Jennifer Garner on social media was not very happy.
The “The Last Duel” star spoke to Howard Stern about marrying Garner and said they haven’t broken up in 2015 “I’ll probably still drink.”
“That was part of the reason why I started drinking,” Affleck told Stern. “Because I was trapped.”
The couple announced their split a day after their 10th anniversary of love and it took almost two years before they filed for divorce.
Affleck said he and Garner have struggled to keep the family together. They are the parents of Violet, 16, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, 9.
“We had an unsuccessful marriage, this happens, to someone that I love and respect, but whom I should no longer be married to,” he said. “In the end, we tried. We tried, we tried because we had kids.”
The Oscar-winning actor has been open about his struggles with alcoholism.
“I was like ‘I can’t leave’ for my kids, but I’m not happy, what should I do?” “What I did was drink a bottle of scotch and doze off in the chair, which turned out not to be the solution,” Affleck said.
In their opinion, some people on social media have attributed Affleck to blaming Garner for his addiction.
“Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner split in 2015 and she was seen putting him in rehab in 2018,” one person tweeted. “Don’t blame her.”
CNN has reached out to a Garner representative for comment.