Jennifer Lopez is “pissed off” by Ben Affleck for criticizing Jennifer Lopez
Ben Affleck is getting a reaction online for a recent freewheeling interview he did with Howard Stern – but a source tells Page Six that Jennifer Lopez is also upset.
While discussing his divorce from Jennifer Garner during an interview on “The Howard Stern Show” Tuesday, Affleck appeared to blame his struggles with sobriety on his ex.
“I started drinking partly because I was trapped,” the star said. “I was like, ‘I can’t leave because of my kids, but I’m not happy, what am I doing? And what I did was drink a bottle of scotch and fall asleep on the sofa, which turned out not to be the solution.
Sources also tell us that Lopez is not happy with the cat.
“[Lopez] is pissed off, ”said our source. “She’s drawn into this because she’s dating him. She doesn’t want to be dragged into this.
The source added: “She has met Jennifer Garner. She is trying to get to know her and Ben’s children. The source said of Affleck:” It is reckless and cavalier of her. ”
But, another told us, “It’s just not true and the focus is on the kids.”
Affleck and Garner married from 2005 to 2015 and share children Violet, 16, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, 9.
Lopez shares twins Max and Emme, 13, with singer ex-husband Marc Anthony.
Garner, Affleck and Lopez all went to party together on past Halloween with their respective children.
Lopez’s kids and Affleck’s kids also all spent time together: they reportedly went to Disney’s Magic Castle and saw “Hamilton” in Los Angeles in August. They also all participated in a food drive in November.
Affleck also said of Garner in the recent interview: “We had a marriage that didn’t work out, it happens, with someone I love and respect, but who I shouldn’t be married to anymore. . ” And, “I knew she was a good mom.”
Affleck has been to rehab several times and has been open with his struggles with sobriety. In 2018, three years after their marriage ended, Garner was pictured driving him to rehab after apparently staging an intervention.
Representatives for Lopez and Affleck did not respond to Page Six’s requests for comment.
Social media lit up with a backlash over Affleck’s interview.
A Twitter user said: “When you can’t accept that your drinking problem is your fault, you still have a drinking problem. Jennifer Garner didn’t get Ben Affleck to drink, she did take him to rehab, possibly saving his life.
Another added: “Free public relations lesson for Ben Affleck: I drank because I was miserable.” Complete the sentence JUST HERE.
“Ben Affleck blaming his wife (Jennifer Garner) for his drinking problem tells me everything I need to know about him. JLo, you have a real trap there,” another said.