On Saturday, February 22, Brooks Barnes - who wrote the article for the newspaper - shared some quotes on Twitter from the Gone Girl star which didn't make it into the final story.
Here's to Ben turning things around in his life!
Jennifer Lopez (left) and Ben Affleck. The actor went on to say that he keeps in touch periodically with J-Lo and has a lot of respect for her. The mother-of-three teased what was to come during her fun weekend on Instagram where she talked about watching the classic 1980's movie The Breakfast Club which she claims was the first R-rated flick she ever saw.
The entertainers began dating in 2002 after meeting while filming the box office bomb Gigli.
Affleck and Lopez were together for 18 months before they chose to call it quits in 2004.
Paparazzi video footage of Ben Affleck suffering a sobriety slip was the wake-up call he needed to conquer his alcohol addiction and become the best father he can be.
"I lost my sense of self, questioned if I belonged in this business, thought maybe I did suck at everything", she told the magazine.
During the interview, Ben also opened up about he deals with all the media glare over his or any celebrity's personal life.
On November 17, 2019, the members of the Release the Snyder Cut movement received a tremendous boost when both Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck tweeted out the hashtag #ReleaseTheSnyderCut, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that they encouraged the push that is trying to get Warner Bros.to release Zack Snyder's version of the troubled superhero movie, Justice League. The two split in 2012. She and Marc split in 2012, and she's now engaged to baseball legend Alex Rodriguez.
While Garner and Affleck are not collectively, they seem to have a pleasant relationship that's targeted on their kids, Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11, and Samuel, 7. They Wednesday in 2005 and were together until 2015 when they announced their separation. He acknowledged his drinking worsened their problems, and said his divorce "is the biggest regret of my life". In 2018, Affleck and Jennifer Garner ended their marriage after a long separation. But I always said, 'That'll never be me.
"I didn't want to get divorced", he told the TV journalist this week. What happened was that I started drinking more and more when my marriage was falling apart. The Oscar victor talked about how his growing drinking problems in 2015 and 2016 subsequently led to their divorce in 2018 after 13 years of marriage.
Affleck went on to complete several stints in rehab for alcoholism with Garner's support.
He added, when asked what the hardest thing he had to be honest with himself about was, "I didn't want to get divorced".
I really don't want my children to pay for my sins. "It meant I wasn't who I thought I was".
Later, he admitted to it and said he let it "slip", but wouldn't let it happen again.