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Ben Affleck Says He'd Still Be Drinking If He Was Married To Jennifer Garner

"I was trapped."

You know that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were married for quite a while before they got divorced in 2018.

Affleck and Garner stands next to each other at an event

Affleck's also been open in the past about his struggles with alcohol addiction, and in a recent interview with Howard Stern (via People) the actor revealed that he struggled with drinking partially because of his marriage to Garner.

Affleck opens his mouth while looking off-camera

Affleck told Stern he'd "probably still be drinking" if he was married to Garner. "It's part of why I started drinking...because I was trapped."

Garner and Affleck smile next to each other at a red carpet event

"I was like 'I can't leave 'cause of my kids, but I'm not happy, what do I do?,'" he continued. "What I did was drink a bottle of scotch and fall asleep on the couch, which turned out not to be the solution."

Garner holds Affleck's face

Affleck also explained that the reason why their marriage ultimately didn't work out is that they "grew apart."

Affleck poses for a picture with Garner's hand on his waist

"We had a marriage that didn't work, this happens, with somebody that I love and respect, but to whom I shouldn't be married any longer. Ultimately, we tried."

Affleck looks at Garner outside

"We tried because we had kids. Both of us felt like we don't want this to be the model that our kids see of marriage."

Affleck and Garner pose for a photo together at an event

If you're a SiriusXM subscriber, you can listen to the entire interview here.

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, you can call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) and find more resources here.