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Entertainment of Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Source: MyNigeria

Ben Affleck calls his divorce from Jennifer Garner the ‘biggest regret of my life’

Hollywood actor, Ben Affleck has said that he thinks his divorce from the marriage with Jennifer Garner is the "biggest regret" of his life.

Speaking with the New York Times, the 47-year old also discussed his struggle with alcohol.

“People with compulsive behaviour, and I am one, have this kind of basic discomfort all the time that they’re trying to make go away,” he explained.

“You’re trying to make yourself feel better with eating or drinking or sex or gambling or shopping or whatever. But that ends up making your life worse. 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.”

Affleck told how he drank "relatively normally for a long time", but that he started doing it more when his marriage to Garner "was falling apart."

Ben Affleck revealed that his drinking grew worse towards his divorce from the marriage.

“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," he added.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner got married in 2005 and divorced in 2018. Their 13-year old marriage produced three children: 14-year-old Violet, 11-year-old Seraphina and seven-year-old Sam.

“The biggest regret of my life is this divorce,” he told the publication.

“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.”

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