“There’s still a tremendous stigma”: Ben Affleck Struggles After Openly Revealing His Alcoholism as Jennifer Lopez Tries to Kick Batman Star’s Addiction for Good This Time

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are popular celebrities in Hollywood who have been making headlines since they reunited in 2021. Their marriage brought them one step closer as they had once let go of each other just a few days before their wedding ceremony in the 2000s. After their marriage last year, the duo have been making headlines for all the wrong reasons, reportedly linked to the former’s alcoholism.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck

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The duo has been reportedly bickering with each other due to his addiction issues which kept on going seriously. In a recent interview, he opened up about his alcohol addiction. He also shared how his better half is looking out for him.

Ben Affleck Addressed His Alcohol Addiction

Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck speaks about his alcoholism

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The Batman actor, Ben Affleck has been struggling with addiction for quite a long time which is also reported to be a major reason behind the frequent fights between him and his wife, Jennifer Lopez. This also led to the controversy about their recent appearance at the Grammy Awards 2023 where fans noticed that he seemed sad accompanying his wife while the actress was bossing him around.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he shared his thoughts on the incident claiming it was rather “a husband-and-wife thing.” He further went on to address the claims of him being drunk at the musical award night.

“I’ve gone to award shows and been drunk, a bunch. Nobody ever once said I’m drunk. [But at the Grammys] they were like, ‘He’s drunk.’ And I thought, that’s interesting.”

He continued,

“That raises a whole other thing about whether or not it’s wise to acknowledge addiction because there’s a lot of compassion, but there is still a tremendous stigma, which is often quite inhibiting.”

Though things have never been great about his addiction as he has been to rehab multiple times for the same. He has been candid about his dark past and shared how his wife has been approaching to help him in the journey.

Jennifer Lopez Wants Her Beau, Ben Affleck to Live a Healthy Life

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez

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The power couple has always been in media attention which is why J. Lo is doing her best to keep in shape. While she is at it, she wants her beau to do the same so that the pair can live a great life. While there are several reports about the duo’s problematic marriage, the actor in the interview shared how much the pair are in love with each other.

Due to the same, the songstress is doing everything in her power to kick his addiction for good. In the interview, he shared,

“She’s looking out for me. She’s trying to help me. So it’s like, maybe I ought to f**king listen to her.”

From the earlier reports by Life&Style, sources shared that they had set some rules in their marriage which they strictly comply to live a great life. And it looks like the Gone Girl star is really listening to his ladylove.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter 

Priya Sharma
Priya Sharma

Priya Sharma is an entertainment niche content writer at Animated Times. A Journalism and Mass Communication graduate from the University of Lucknow, she has written nearly 1000 articles on Animated Times and Fandomwire combined and holds experience in event management too. She has a healthy(?) obsession with the Hallyu culture and is also exploring anime as well. When not working, she indulges herself in binge-watching K-dramas, playing Ukulele, and trying to seek the attention of her cute buddy, Shiro.

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