American actor and filmmaker, Ben Affleck has recently admitted his ‘biggest regret’ is divorcing his ex-wife Jennifer Garner. The 74-year-old Hollywood actor got married to Jennifer Garner in 2005, and they had been together for over ten years. In 2015 they were separated and got divorced in 2018. Garner and Affleck have three children together, Violet, Seraphina and Samuel.
While talking in an interview with the New York times Garner, confessed that his drinking led to the deterioration of his marriage. He revealed the mistakes he has made in his private life. “I drank relatively normally for a long time.”
He went on saying, “What happened was that I started drinking more and more when my marriage was falling apart. This was 2015, 2016. My drinking, of course, created more marital problems.”
“The biggest regret of my life is this divorce.”
“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.”
“It’s not particularly healthy for me to obsess over the failures—the relapses—and beat myself up,” Ben added.
“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 continued.
Ben Affleck has received treatment several times for alcohol addiction at rehab. Earlier in 2018, Jennifer Garner was captured driving her estranged husband to a treatment center for alcohol abuse. His alcohol dependency has been well-documented over the years. Previously, in 2001 and 2017, he had gone to rehab for his alcohol addiction.