Marriage isn’t simple. However, for it to work, both parties must fight for it together. It may be stressful at times, but you should know how to deal with it, not alone. This is probably something Ben Affleck didn’t do during his marriage with Jennifer Garner because he felt “trapped” all those times in his own words.

Every married person can testify to the fact that marriage isn’t always simple. Those who have gone through a divorce will tell you that it’s crucial to be sure you’re really ready to marry someone before you do so.

Celebrities are well aware that their life may be exposed to the public because their fans will find methods to learn what is going on with their idols. And getting married and divorced in front of the world must be very uncomfortable. There will always be drama during these times, but what’s going on behind closed doors stays mostly private between the husband and wife.

Some celebrity couples’ unions have lasted for a long time, whereas others have failed to do so. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s marriage is one of them.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner met in 2004, and they started dating a few years later. In 2005, they decided to get married. Ten years later, in 2015, the pair separated. Their divorce was eventually finalized in 2018. That’s the story of their relationship as we know it. But what do we truly know about how their marriage deteriorated and why it came to an end?

Even after their tumultuous divorce and breakup, Affleck and Garner remain friends for the sake of their children. They’ve been seen attending their children’s functions and gatherings together.

They become more vocal about what went wrong in their relationship and where it went wrong after their divorce.

According to Garner, their marriage was like a “circus.” Because they were both at the top of their professions at the time, the paparazzi made it nearly impossible for them to attempt to have a normal existence for their kids while still retaining some privacy for their family.

Matt was also asked about how he and his wife, Jennifer, met. He told Howard Stern on The Howard Stern Program that he felt “trapped” while married to Garner.

He said that he was unhappy with his marriage, but that he was unable to leave because of their children. As a result, he turned to drinking. He explained, “I was like, ‘I can’t leave because of my kids, but I am not happy. What do I do?’ What I did was drink a bottle of scotch on the couch, which turned out not to be the solution.”

Ben Affleck knew he needed help. As a result of the divorce, he sought rehabilitation. He was on the verge of being destroyed by alcoholism and needed to stop drinking immediately if he wanted to turn things around. But we must keep in mind that his alcohol addiction did not begin when he married Garner. In fact, as previously stated, he had been battling an alcohol problem for years before meeting her.

When asked about the divorce, Affleck expressed that he does not wish it had not happened. He felt that if he remained in the relationship, he would continue to have alcohol abuse problems. He said, “And you know what, we probably would’ve ended up at each other’s throats. I’d probably still be drinking — which is part of why I started drinking alcohol — because I was trapped.”

Ben Affleck appears to be getting his life back on track. In fact, he has rekindled his relationship with ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez.