In a new interview to the New York Times, actor Ben Affleck openly reflected on his divorce with Jennifer Garner. They've been married for more than 10 years and have three children (Violet, Seraphina and Samuel).
The actor said that alcohol consumption had worn out his marriage and that he went to rehab for a long time to get help as an addict. "I drank relatively normal for a long time. And I started drinking more and more when my marriage was falling apart. That was in 2015-2016. Alkohol, of course, created many marital problems,” said Ben to the newspaper.
The actor continued: "The biggest regret of my life is this divorce. Shame is really toxic. There is no positive by-product of shame. It is just a toxic and hideous feeling of low self-esteem."
"It's not particularly healthy for me to be obsessed with failures, relapses, and hurt myself. I certainly made mistakes. I certainly did things I regret. But you need to compose yourself, learn from it, learn a little more, try to keep going ahead ”, finished the star for the newspaper.