„But having such serious addiction issues has a major impact — it colors who you are and becomes a part of you.“ Jennifer Garner drove her estranged husband to an LA area facility on Wednesday afternoon, ET has learned. The 46-year-old actor knew he needed help and Garner was there for him, a source tells ET. „I made amends. For a while, I thought it was sober house temporary, ‚Maybe this feeling is going to go away.‘ But since that day, I swear to Christ, I have not ever wanted to drink once.“ „You suffer enough that something inside you goes, ‚I am done,'“ he explained. „I am lucky because I hit that point… when I felt as if [my addiction] impacted [my kids]. I recognized it. It was the worst day of my life.

  • I don’t need to watch any more of it,” Affleck said of the viral TMZ footage from his drunk outing.
  • The remarks drew criticism from fans and even close friends of his ex-wife.
  • However, after years of suffering from alcoholism, it seems that Affleck finally ended it.
  • „Then you do more of it to make that discomfort go away. Then the real pain starts. It becomes a vicious cycle you can’t break. That’s at least what happened to me.“
  • He thought it was a good idea to star (with Damon) as a fallen angel in Kevin Smith’s “Dogma” (1999), which Disney decided was too blasphemous for its Miramax label to release.

Since getting married last year, the couple have been on a mission to buy their dream home for their blended family. Jennifer has 15-year-old twins Max and Emme with ex-husband Marc Anthony (54), while Ben has daughters Violet (17) and Seraphina (14) and son Samuel (11) with Jen Garner. „I had a really painful experience where I did an interview where I was really vulnerable, and the entire pickup was something that wasn’t only not right; it was actually the opposite of what I meant,“ Ben shared with The Hollywood Reporter magazine. „Why would she have to pay for [her husband’s] past or present?“ one user wrote. „She supports him and makes sure he is on check. But again, it is not her responsibility.“

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„[My father] was an alcoholic… I did know that as a child. He drank a lot. My father was a — what did they call him — a real alcoholic. He, you know, drank all day, drank every day, and to his credit, he got sober ultimately,“ he revealed. „He’s been sober for several decades, which I think is pretty impressive.“ Affleck has been to rehab multiple times in years 2001, 2017, and 2018.

„I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront. I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be,“ he wrote on Facebook. „I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it, and to be a source of strength for anyone out there who needs help but is afraid to take the first step.“ „That was part of why I started drinking alcohol, I was trapped,“ he said.

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Fans criticized Jennifer Lopez for a lengthy Instagram video detailing her drinking habits to promote her nascent cocktail brand. They claimed the singer and actress lacked tact in doing so by not thinking of her husband Ben Affleck and his history with alcoholism. As for the actor’s drinking, Affleck, 50, sobered up in 2018 after Garner — who split with the actor in 2015 after 10 years of marriage — begged him to seek treatment.

He now describes himself as the unintentional “poster boy for actor alcoholism and recovery” after his public struggles with alcoholism and addiction. Magazine, Affleck also opened up about struggling with alcoholism. Affleck said he took the sobriety slip as a sign that he needed to take a step back and be with family. Go to the swim meet That’s where the parenting happens — it’s in the cracks,” he said.

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Discussing their sobriety in recent books and interviews have been Demi Lovato, Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Simpson, Demi Moore and, of course, Elton John, who has sponsored Eminem. I got to a place where [the public perception] was so different from who I am that I just stopped reading and stopped caring. But then, as my kids got older and started seeing the internet themselves, that’s the difficult part.

  • When she’s not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.
  • In December 2021, Affleck drew criticism when he said that feeling „trapped“ in his ill-fated marriage to Garner was a factor that led to his drinking problem.
  • And now comes “The Way Back,” a spare film with a 1970s vibe about a man imprisoned by alcoholism.
  • The film received good reviews for the story, most notably Affleck’s moving performance.

Getting to experience Jennifer Lopez’s life now and seeing the degree to which a massive social media presence [is valued] is really striking. I’m not sure the option to have 300 million followers was ever available to me, but that ship has probably sailed now. People were just writing vicious, awful, hateful stuff about me all the time and it really started to affect me. The therapist said, “What I find about criticism is that if you can look at it honestly and take in what resonates with you, then the rest of it you can let go.” And that was a process that got me into directing and gave me the confidence to start doing that.