‘They work really well together’: Jennifer Lopez praises Ben Affleck’s ‘incredible’ ex-wife Jennifer Garner after the actor admits he felt ‘trapped’ in his former marriage
Speaking in a new interview with vogueJLo has been candid about the challenges of co-parenting after reigniting her 20-year on/off relationship with Ben, who she married earlier this year.
Ben sadly said he felt “trapped” during his 13-year marriage to Garner, even admitting he “probably still would have been drinking” if he hadn’t split from his ex in 2015.
Getting along: Jennifer Lopez has nothing but good things to say about Ben Affleck’s ex-wife Jennifer Garner in a new interview with Vogue (pictured with Ben in October 2022)
Lopez and Ben first met between 2002 and 2004 and during their 20-year hiatus Ben married Garner, the couple sharing Violet, 16, Seraphina, 13 and Samuel, 10.
The couple separated in 2018 after getting married in 2005.
Meanwhile, Jennifer married Marc Anthony in 2005 and three years later they welcomed twins Emme and Max, now 14. They divorced in 2014.
Speaking to Vogue, Jennifer gushed about her and Ben’s smooth relationship with Garner, calling it “an amazing co-parent, and they work really well together.”
Ex: During his 20-year hiatus from Lopez, Ben married Garner, the couple sharing Violet, 16, Seraphina, 13, and Samuel, 10. The couple separated in 2018 after marrying in 2005 (Ben and Garner pictured together in 2020)
Jennifer has also enjoyed a good co-parenting relationship with her ex Marc, and the pair often appear on each other’s social media pages.
While his new wife seems to have helped bridge the rifts, Ben’s co-parenting relationship with Garner hasn’t always been so smooth.
Ben faced a lot of criticism last year when he announced he felt “trapped” in his marriage to Garner and “never would have gotten sober” if they were still together.
The actor made the startling remarks during an appearance on The Howard Stern Show, saying part of the reason I started drinking was because I was trapped.
Family: Speaking to Vogue, Jennifer gushed about her smooth relationship with Garner as they navigate co-parenting alongside her own ex Marc Anthony, who she shares with twins Max and Emme, 14 (pictured with López)
‘I was like, ‘I can’t leave because of my kids, but I’m not happy, what do I do? And what I did was [I] drank a bottle of scotch and fell asleep on the couch, which turned out not to be the answer.
Vogue’s December 2022 issue hits newsstands nationwide November 15
His candid comments sparked a social media storm, where users accused Affleck of trying to ‘blame’ his drinking problem on Garner – who was pictured driving her ex-husband to rehab detox in 2018, three years after their separation.
Speaking about co-parenting their children, Lopez admitted that “transition is a process that needs to be handled very carefully.
“They have so many feelings. They’re teenagers. But it’s been going really well so far.
“What I hope to cultivate with our family is that his children have a new ally in me and my children have a new ally in him, someone who truly loves and cares for them, but who can have a different perspective and help me see the things that I can’t see with my kids because I’m so emotionally connected.
Vogue’s December 2022 issue hits newsstands nationwide on November 15. For full coverage, head to Vogue.com.