Ben Affleck Says He's Working on Becoming a Better Man for His 3 Kids with Ex-Wife Jennifer Garner
Affleck, 47, and Garner, 47, who announced their split in 2015, have been coparenting their children — Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel.
In an interview with Diane Sawyer on a recent episode of "Good Morning America," the Hollywood actor shared that he's still overcoming the torment of his liquor addiction and how it has affected his youngsters.
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"I'm doing my very, very best and I hope that that is— it has to be good enough," he said. "I have to, I don't really have a choice."
Affleck, who stars in "The Way Back," a film about a high school coach trying to assemble his life back as he battles addiction and a failed marriage, added:
"I have to be the man I want to be at this point, I don't have any more room for failure of that kind."
Outside a Halloween party as of late, Affleck was spotted obviously intoxicated. Footage of the occurrence wound up on TMZ, as reported by PEOPLE.
In a recent interview with The New York Times, the actor opened up about the relapse, saying it's shameful and that he wishes it didn't happen. He hoped it wasn't on the internet for Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel to see.
The exes jointly filed legal documents in April 2017, seeking joint physical and legal custody of their children.
Affleck also discussed separating with Garner, who achieved fame for her performance as CIA officer Sydney Bristow in the movie "Alias." He said:
"The biggest regret of my life is this divorce. Shame is really toxic. There is no positive byproduct of shame."
He added that without a doubt, he had committed mistakes, yet he needed to pick himself up, learn from his mistakes, and try to move forward.
Affleck and Garner met in the summer of 2001 and got married in June 2005. They announced their split in June 2015 via a joint statement.
Their divorce was finalized in October 2018. The exes jointly filed legal documents in April 2017, seeking joint physical and legal custody of their children.
In a 2019 interview with Today, Affleck said that Garner, as the mother of his kids, remained "the most important, central person" in his life.