Actor Ben Affleck has revealed what preceded the breakup of his engagement to pop diva Jennifer Lopez 17 years ago.
For the powerful couple Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, 2021 was quite interesting and enjoyable.
From their countless appearances on the red carpet, romantic walks up the Upper East Side, and a perfectly mixed family, the couple seems stronger than ever, but that hasn’t always been the case.
Now, a full 17 years after Jennifer broke off their very popular engagement, the actor has finally discovered what led to the breakup of their relationship. On the Howard Stern Show, Ben Affleck said an avalanche of negative media attention contributed to about 50 percent of their breakup.
‘The idea that people hate you and hate the thought of you being together with someone is very ugly. It was all toxic, ‘ Affleck revealed. Speaking about his initial reaction to the break-up, the 49-year-old said he was ‘hurt and angry and felt like a fool’.
Since their reunion earlier this year, the couple appears to be on cloud nine. However, the actor had a certain apprehension and reserve about reuniting with the singer.
‘Well, look, my responsibility to my children is the biggest responsibility I have. Therefore, I will not do anything that is painful or destructive for them, ‘ said Affleck.
Also, he spoke about the end of his marriage to Jennifer Garner, describing – quite cruelly – how he felt ‘trapped’ and that he started drinking to be able to deal with it.
‘I couldn’t leave because of my children, but I wasn’t happy. I drank a bottle of whiskey and fell asleep on the couch, which turned out to be a bad move. ‘
The actor continued, ‘Ultimately we tried. We tried because we had kids. We both felt like we didn’t want this to be a model of marriage that our children would watch. ‘