Jennifer Lopez reportedly isn’t thrilled about Ben Affleck’s recent Howard Stern interview, which got pretty intense backlash on social media due to him implying that he’d still be drinking if he was married to Jennifer Garner. (Note: Ben has since explained his initial comments, saying they were misconstrued and he has nothing but respect for Jen.)
According to one Page Six source, “[Lopez] is pissed. She is getting pulled into this because she is dating him. She doesn’t want to be dragged into this. She has met Jennifer Garner. She is trying to get to know her and Ben’s kids.” The source added that, “It’s reckless and cavalier of him.”
Meanwhile, another source noted that the first source’s comments are “simply not true and the focus is on the children,” so things are…confusing!
As a reminder, Ben told Howard Stern that “I’d probably still be drinking. It’s part of why I started drinking…because I was trapped. I was like, ‘I can’t leave ’cause of my kids, but I’m not happy, what do I do?’ What I did was drink a bottle of scotch and fall asleep on the couch, which turned out not to be the solution.”
But then he showed showed up on Jimmy Kimmel Live to address the backlash, saying people had “taken the conversation” and “made it seem as if I was doing the exact opposite of what I said.”
Ben added, “I had gone on and said how much we respect each other and cared about each other and cared about our kids and put them first and went through our stuff. And they said that I blamed my ex-wife for my alcoholism and that I was trapped and just made me out to be the worst, most insensitive, stupid awful guy…. That’s not true. I don’t believe that. It’s the exact opposite of who I am, what I believe. I would never want my kids to think I would ever say a bad word about their mom.”
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