It’s not been the easiest of times for Ben Affleck recently.
The actor has been going in and out of rehab, had a very public divorce and said goodbye to the role of Batman in the DCEU.
However, it seems as though the actor is on the road to recovery and hopefully brighter times are ahead for him.
He recently did an interview with The New York Times in which he opened up about his struggles in his personal life.
The actor also revealed that the biggest regret of his life was his divorce from Jennifer Garner.
Ben told The New York Times that “the biggest regret of my life is this divorce.”
He went on to talk about about the shame he felt regarding the break-up of his marriage.
Ben revealed: “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.”
The Batman vs. Superman and Justice League actor opened up about the effect his alcohol abuse took on his life.
Ben Affleck opens up about his divorce from Jennifer Garner
He continued: “I drank relatively normally for a long time.
“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.”
Ben and Jennifer announced they were separating back in June 2015.
However, it took a very long tine for the divorce to be finalised.
It wasn’t until October 2018 that their divorce was settled.
That’s a very long time to wait, but hopefully it was all for the best and Ben seems to be in a much better place now.
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