Ben Affleck’s cruelty knows no bounds after the terrible insult to Jennifer Garner


Is that the thank you Jennifer Garner gets?

After rescuing ex-husband Ben Affleck – who can ever forget that angry paparazzi jack-in-the-box shot on the way to rehab? – Affleck says he does “Would probably have been drinking” if he had stayed married to her.

The mother of his three children. Impressive.

No, not enough that Affleck has a very smug, public romance with ex-fiancé Jennifer Lopez that makes Garner look like runner-up and Lopez the One Who Got Away.

Nor was it enough that Affleck humiliated his then wife Garner when he finally won his Oscar for “Argo” – an Oscar he won mainly because she polished his image from a dissolute player, drunk and womanizer to a healthy family man – by telling the world, in his acceptance speech, that marriage to Garner was “work”.

This is the cruelest post-divorce interview since Brad Pitt blamed ex-wife Jennifer Aniston for his deep misfortune and subsequent affair with Angelina Jolie in Parade magazine.

“It became very clear to me that. . . I haven’t had an interesting life myself, “said Pitt in 2011.” I think my marriage had something to do with it. Trying to pretend marriage is something it wasn’t. “

As Nora Ephron once said, never marry a man you don’t want to be divorced from.

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Ben Affleck won an Oscar – and told the world that his marriage to Jennifer Garner was “work”.
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Jennifer Garner reacts during Ben Affleck's acceptance speech.
Jennifer Garner reacts during Ben Affleck’s acceptance speech.

Here is Affleck on Tuesday’s Howard Stern Show: “Part of the reason I started drinking was because I was trapped,” he said.

“I was like, ‘I can’t walk because of my kids, but I’m not happy, what should I do?’ ”

Jennifer Garner puts Ben Affleck into rehab.
Ben Affleck attributed his drinking problem to his marriage to Jennifer Garner.
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Yes, Affleck could not walk because of his children, whose mother – and in a broader sense his children – he continues to humiliate.

Affleck and Garner’s children are 16, 12 and 9 years old. They have suffered the back tattoo from gambling and drinking from their father, the nanny, Shookus.

But those heartless comments could be the worst yet.

Jennifer Garner takes Ben Affleck on a jack-in-the-box run before heading to the Canyon Treatment Center in Malibu.
Jennifer Garner took Ben Affleck on a jack-in-the-box run before heading to the Canyon Treatment Center in 2018.
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Just when you think celebrities can’t get out of touch, they do. Ben Affleck, who is promoting his award-winning film “The Tender Bar,” clearly thinks he’s running a great Oscar campaign. One of the things he’ll talk about is how great he is for a dad!

“The most important thing is to be a good father” he recently told the Wall Street Journal. “I think the most important literal or metaphorical autobiography anyone could ever write is written in the hearts of their children.”

Here is Affleck, days later, to Stern, about his marriage, which drives him to drink:[I] drank a bottle of scotch and fell asleep on the couch, which turned out to be no solution. . . We had a marriage that didn’t work. Happens. She is someone I love and respect, but whom I should no longer be married to. “

It’s all so mean, cold and unnecessary – especially since Garner has spoken so openly about how badly she wanted her marriage to work and how heartbroken she was by her demise.

“He’s the love of my life,” she told Vanity Fair in 2015, a year after their split. “What should I do against it? He’s the most brilliant person in every room, the most charismatic. . . I always say, ‘When its sun shines on you, you feel it.’ But when the sun shines elsewhere, it’s cold. He can cast quite a shadow. “

That’s one way of putting it.


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