Ben Affleck says that the unfavourable media attention strained his previous marriage to Jennifer Lopez.
“I’d say that was roughly half of what killed our relationship. “The concept that people hate you and they hate you collectively, and that being together is poison, horrible, poisonous, and something none of us want to be a part of,” the Tender Bar actor stated on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show. “And who the f**k wants to invite them to dinner?” “And what the f**k are they up to together?”
Affleck, 49, and Lopez, 52, started dating in 2002, were engaged in 2003, then broke up in 2004. Following Lopez’s decision to terminate her engagement to Alex Rodriguez, the couple resumed their affair early this year.
Affleck spoke openly about their original divorce, saying, “I was f**king devastated, furious, and humiliated.”
When it came to getting back together, Affleck said that he was hesitant to restart their affair because he was concerned about his three children.
“Well, look, my obligation to my children is the most important one I have. So I won’t do something that’s hurtful or detrimental to them if I can avoid it,” he stated, referring to his three children with ex-wife Jennifer Garner, Seraphina, Violet, and Samuel.
“Having said that, I am aware that my life has an impact on them. I left my kid off to school two days ago, and he’s the only one who will discuss it. He’s nine years old, and a lot of the bigger lads are out there doing some kind of toy drive or whatever, and I heard them say, ‘Oh Ben Affleck, Ben Affleck.’ And my son says to me, ‘#WelcomeToMyLife.'”
In the same interview, Affleck spoke up about what led to his divorce from Garner in 2018. “The fact was that we took our time, made a choice, and eventually drifted apart. We were in a failed marriage. This occurs “He said. “It’s someone I love and respect, but I shouldn’t be married to any longer.”
“Then we said, “You know what? We made an attempt. We tried because we had children.’ “Affleck elaborated. “And then both of us realised, ‘We don’t want this to be the example of marriage that our children witness.'”