Ben Affleck Eventually Realized He Should No Longer Be Married to Jennifer Garner? Deep Water Had Disagreements With His Ex-wife Over Kids’ Custody, Not Jennifer Lopez

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were together for several years before they finally announced their decision to divorce in 2015. The exes were blessed with three children, and their relationship seems friendly and amicable today.

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Ben Affleck Opened Up About His Split From Jennifer Garner

But a couple of years ago, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were just like any other couple who went through a divorce. While speaking with Vanity Fair, the Deep Water actor revealed that he and his ex-wife also had disagreements over their children’s custody. And they also had moments of tension.

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“Ultimately, we tried, we tried, we tried because we had kids, but both of us felt like we didn’t want this to be the model that our kids see of marriage. We did it amicably. We did our best. Did we have moments of tension? Did we have disagreements over custody? Was stuff difficult for us? Did we get angry? Yes, but fundamentally it was always underpinned with a respect. I knew she was a good mom. I always hoped she knew I was a good dad. I knew I was,” he said.

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Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner Eventually Grew Apart

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Affleck also revealed that he reached a point where he realized that he should no longer be with Garner after years of trying. But even if they eventually grew apart, the exes still have a lot of respect for each other.

“Everything you read [about the divorce] was [expletive]. The truth was we took our time, we made our decision. We grew apart. We had a marriage that didn’t work. This happens. She’s somebody I love and respect, but to whom I shouldn’t be married any longer,” Affleck said.

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Jennifer Garner And Ben Affleck Did Not Fight Over Jennifer Lopez

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However, there’s no indication that the recent rumors claiming that Affleck and Garner fought over Jennifer Lopez are true.

“For a while there, they were doing well at blending their families, and Jen even says herself becoming friends with J-Lo. But lately, Ben’s been pretty neglectful of Jen’s feelings,” a source told Woman’s Day.

However, the claims were immediately debunked by Garner’s friend, who told E! News that the Alias star wasn’t against her ex-husband and Lopez tying the knot.

“Ben told Jen and the kids, so they knew about it. Jen is happy for Ben and knows that J.Lo has been a positive influence in certain ways,” the source said.

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