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Ben Affleck Thanks His "Thoughtful" Ex-Wife Jennifer Garner & Opens Up About Sobriety

Ben Affleck Thanks His "Thoughtful" Ex-Wife Jennifer Garner & Opens Up About Sobriety
February 21, 2020 - 00:01 / Lucas Anderson

Ben Affleck is once again directing kind words to his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner. The couple divorced back in 2018. Now, he's thanking her, and opening up about his sobriety. Read on to hear what he had to say. 

Ben Affleck has been in the news lately with a string of honest interviews. This time, he sat down with Diane Sawyer of Good Morning America to chat about his recovery from alcoholism and his thoughts on his ex, Jennifer Garner.

Along with the prerecorded interview, Affleck provided a note for Sawyer to read for Garner. It read: "Thank you. Thank you for being thoughtful, considerate, responsible, and a great mom and person."

Jennifer Garner poses on the red carpet at the 2020 SAG Awards.

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner had three kids together

Affleck and Garner had starred in Pearl Harbor and Daredevil together before they began a relationship in 2004. They married in 2005.

The couple had two daughters and one son together. They separated in 2015 and finalized their divorce in 2018.

Jennifer Garner with her three children with Ben Affleck, Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel in 2018.

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In his recent interviews, Affleck has opened up about his struggles with drinking. He identified his alcoholism as a main factor that led to the divorce with Garner.

"What happened was that I started drinking more and more when my marriage was falling apart. This was 2015, 2016. My drinking, of course, created more marital problems," Affleck said.

Affleck is now sober, and he stars in the upcoming film, The Way Back. He plays a former basketball star who struggles with alcoholism and regret. He's given a chance at redemption through a coaching job with his old team.

See The Way Back in theatres on March 6!