Ben Affleck: “Biggest Regret Of His Life” Is Divorcing Jennifer Garner
After ten years of marriage, the couple separated in 2015 and finalized their divorce in 2018. The couple have three children together Violet; 14, Seraphina; 11, and Samuel, 7. Affleck stated that “the biggest regret of my life is this divorce.”
Affleck continued, “Shame is really toxic. There is no positive byproduct of shame. It’s just stewing in a toxic, hideous feeling of low self-worth and self-loathing.”
The 47-year-old actor has been in and out of rehab since the separation as he has battled alcoholism. He states that his drinking habits weren’t always healthy, but they worsened as he struggled emotionally with the long separation and divorce. He wished that his children didn’t have to see it on the internet.
Despite feeling guilty for the past, the Oscar-winning writer and filmmaker is trying to get his life back on track.
“It’s not particularly healthy for me to obsess over the failures — the relapses — and beat myself up,” he said. “I have certainly made mistakes. I have certainly done things that I regret. But you’ve got to pick yourself up, learn from it, learn some more, try to move forward.”
He is moving forward by working like a madman. Affleck just got done acting in Deep Water, a psychological thriller co-starring Ana de Armas that is set to hit theaters in November. He also has the Last Thing He Wanted premiering on Netflix this month. But The Way Back, in which the actor plays a high school basketball coach that is a fall-down drunk who destroys his marriage and endss up in rehab, hit closest to home for him.