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Ben Affleck Faces Backlash As He Complaint He Felt ‘Trapped’ In Marriage To Jennifer Garner

Ben Affleck is getting backlash for 'blaming' his ex-wife Jennifer Garner for his past alcohol addiction.

The 49-year-old actor made the shocking remarks on The Howard Stern Show, where he admitted he ‘probably still would’ve been drinking’ if he hadn’t separated from Garner, 49, in 2015. Speaking about his marriage to Garner, the actor told Howard, “We probably would’ve ended up at each other’s throats. I probably still would’ve been drinking.”

While talking about his addiction, Affleck stated, “Part of why I started drinking was because I was trapped. I was like. I can’t leave because of my kids, but I’m not happy, what do I do? And what I did was I drank a bottle of scotch and fell asleep on the couch, which turned out not to be the solution,” he went on saying.

Ben and Jennifer officially called it quits in June 2015, just one day after their 10-year anniversary. During the span of their marriage, the former couple welcomed daughters Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and son Samuel, nine. However, Affleck went to rehab for alcoholism in 2018. In wake of his Howard Stern comments, social media was quick to brand him a variety of explicit names, as well as to scold him for seemingly putting Garner on blast so publicly.

However, now Ben Affleck is getting backlash for ‘blaming’ his ex-wife Jennifer Garner for his past alcoholism which he recently claimed was a side effect of feeling ‘trapped’ in their decade-long marriage. Though Ben felt comfortable enough to speak candidly about his alcoholism, many found the remarks aimed at Jennifer and their marriage to be in poor taste.

“You blame your ex-wife for drinking? You were a drunk before you married her!” tweeted out one impassioned Twitter user, with several others demanding him to take responsibility for his own actions. The user continued, “Speaking poorly about the mother of your children pretty much makes to a terrible father and a total d*** head!” Meanwhile, another disgruntled fan tweeted, “@BenAffleck sounds like your blaming your ex-wife for your drinking! Scumbag!”

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