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Entertainment Ben Affleck on Jennifer Garner: 'It's Important for My Kids to Know I Respect and Care About Her'

15:35  26 february  2020
15:35  26 february  2020 Source:   people.com

Ben Affleck Calls Divorce from Jennifer Garner the 'Biggest Regret of My Life'

  Ben Affleck Calls Divorce from Jennifer Garner the 'Biggest Regret of My Life' Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner made their divorce final in October 2018 after announcing their separation in June 2015 and settled their divorce in October 2018. The two first started dating in 2004 and married the next year, later welcoming three kids — daughters Violet, 14, and Seraphina, 11, and son Samuel, 7. © Provided by People Jason Merritt/Getty Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck While Affleck was willing to talk about the shame he feels, he also took a step back and admitted that it wasn’t a good place for him to dwell in.

Ben Affleck may be a two-time Oscar winner, but the actor says his greatest accomplishments are his three children. Affleck also gave a sweet shout-out to his ex Jennifer Garner , calling her “ It could have been a bad movie no one cared about ,” said Affleck . “Angelina Jolie had a bad movie that year

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner on vacation together last July, after they split. “ It ’ s not Ben ’s job to make me happy,” she says. “The main thing is these kids — and we’re completely in line with what we hope for them. “You know what we would say in my hometown about [ Affleck ’s new back tattoo]?

Ever since their marriage ended, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have always made it a point to be united for their three kids, Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11, and Sam, 8.

Jennifer Garner standing on a sidewalk: Shutterstock Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck © Provided by People Shutterstock Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck

“When you have children with somebody you’re connected to them forever,” says Affleck, who was married to the actress for ten years. “And I’m very lucky she is the mother of my children.”

The actor, 47, starring in a new sports drama, The Way Back, opened up about alcoholism, his sobriety and how grateful he is for Garner’s support in his recovery, in this week’s PEOPLE.

“I’m very grateful and respectful of her,” he says of Garner, also 47. “Our marriage didn’t work, and that’s difficult. Both of us really believe that it’s important for kids to see their parents respect one another and get along, whether they’re together or not.”

Ben Affleck Says 'There's a Lot of Alcoholism' in His Family: That's 'Sometimes Hard to Shake'

  Ben Affleck Says 'There's a Lot of Alcoholism' in His Family: That's 'Sometimes Hard to Shake' "My dad didn’t really get sober until I was 19," Ben Affleck told The New York Times

Ben Affleck gets as candid as he' s ever been in a new interview with the New York Times, discussing his alcoholism, rehab, relapses and regrets — the biggest of which involves the end of his I really wish it wasn’t on the internet for my kids to see. Jen and I did our best to address it and be honest.”

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner made their divorce final in October 2018 after announcing their “ It ’ s not particularly healthy for me to obsess over the failures — the relapses “This week I completed a forty-day stay at a treatment center for alcohol addiction and remain in outpatient care ,” Affleck

In a recent New York Times interview, Affleck called their divorce in 2018, after a three year separation, “the biggest regret of my life.”

As he tells PEOPLE, “My parents got divorced when I was young and I know how painful that is, and I knew that they [my kids] would have to go through that publicly. But kids are resilient. They appreciate the truth.”

a man talking on a cell phone: Magdalena Wosinska/The New York Times/Redux Ben Affleck © Provided by People Magdalena Wosinska/The New York Times/Redux Ben Affleck

He and Garner are committed to coparenting their children and are often seen together at school events. “It’s important for my kids to know that I respect and care about Jen and she treats me the same way,” he says. “I have a lot of respect and gratitude toward her. And I wish her the very best.”

The actor and director publicly admitted his alcoholism in 2018 and describes his road to recovery as “one step forward, two steps back.”

With Gratitude! Ben Affleck Thanks Jennifer Garner in Sweet Public Note

  With Gratitude! Ben Affleck Thanks Jennifer Garner in Sweet Public Note With Gratitude! Ben Affleck Thanks Jennifer Garner in Sweet Public Note“What I want to say publicly and privately is, ‘Thank you. Thank you for being thoughtful, considerate, responsible, and a great mom and person,’” the letter said.

But Jennifer Garner , 42, admitted to Yahoo Parenting on Wednesday that it isn't always plain 'You just go on a ride together because you don’t know who you’re going to be when you first have a 'The hardest part is other kids talking to my children when we aren’t around. Like, " It ’ s so cool your dad’s

But it appears Ben Affleck still believes it , as he has confessed he lets Father figure: But Ben Affleck has confessed he lets Jennifer Garner do most of the work raising their three children. She does everything. Discussing the Details: Ben spilled the beans in the new issue. 'If I have time, I try to

Ben Affleck et al. standing in front of a crowd: Richard Foreman The Way Back © Provided by People Richard Foreman The Way Back

He hopes The Way Back, in which he plays an alcoholic basketball coach hired by his alma mater to bring a team of underdogs to a championship, inspires people facing all kinds of challenges.

“It’s an uplifting movie,” he says. “Yes, there is addiction and alcoholism and divorce and real problems that real people go through but it’s also about the way in which we can overcome adversity and we can change and grow.”

The Way Back opens March 6.

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Amy Adams Joins Instagram for a Good Cause With Jennifer Garner's Help .
Her first post features her reading an original story written by her 9-year-old daughter, Aviana, and illustrated by husband Darren."I’ve decided to finally join to shine a spotlight on kids across the country who need our help and support during this difficult time," Adams wrote on her new account on Monday. "My friend @jennifer.garner and I are launching @SAVEWITHSTORIES – a spot to watch your favorite celebrities read your favorite children’s books. We are galvanizing as a community to support a new fund for a combined effort between SAVE THE CHILDREN and Share Our Strength’s NO KID HUNGRY (and a big thank you to our founding publisher, Scholastic♥️).

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