(CNN)Ben Affleck opened up astir his matrimony to Jennifer Garner and societal media is not happy.
"The Last Duel" prima talked to Howard Stern about being wed to Garner and said that had they not split successful 2015 "I'd astir apt inactive beryllium drinking."
"It's portion of wherefore I started drinking," Affleck told Stern. "Because I was trapped."
The brace announced their breakup 1 time aft their 10th day and it took astir 2 years earlier they filed for divorce.
Affleck said helium and Garner struggled to support their household together. They are the parents of Violet, 16, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, 9.
"We had a matrimony that didn't work, this happens, with idiosyncratic that I emotion and respect, but to whom I shouldn't beryllium joined immoderate longer," helium said. "Ultimately, we tried. We tried, we tried due to the fact that we had kids."
The Academy Award winning histrion has been unfastened astir his conflict with alcohol addiction.
"I was similar 'I can't permission 'cause of my kids, but I'm not happy, what bash I do?'" Affleck said. "What I did was portion a vessel of scotch and autumn dormant connected the couch, which turned retired not to beryllium the solution."
Some connected societal media took Affleck to task for, successful their opinion, blaming Garner for his addiction.
"Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner divided up successful 2015 and she was seen driving him to rehab successful 2018," one idiosyncratic tweeted. "Don't blasted it connected her."
CNN has reached retired to reps for Garner for comment.