In a brand new interview, the father of Ben Affleck, Tim, told all about his son’s life-threatening addiction as well as his Jennifer Garner marriage collapse. From the man’s point of view, Hollywood is to blame for everything bad that has happened in Ben’s life.
‘Hollywood’s a disgusting place! I am not a big fan of the entertainment world. I know it has taken its toll on Ben,’ Tim raged.
As fans may already know, Ben has been in rehab many times for his alcohol addiction and his dad made it very clear Hollywood ‘has been a major factor’ in the actor’s struggle with excessive drinking.
‘You are kind of forced to develop a persona that’s hard to shed and go home to your family. It affects your entire life. I think that is one of the dangers of the film industry,’ Tim went on.
However, the man admitted he should take part of the blame as well considering Ben has revealed in the past that he watched his father drink ‘every day.’
‘That may have had some influence,’ Tim confessed, adding that he as well, was influenced by his own parents to rely on alcohol more than he should have.
‘Growing up I saw my parents drink. Everyone was doing it. [I thought], Why not?’
But that doesn’t mean Tim feels any responsibility for anything Ben went through.
‘Everyone has their own demons, their own baggage. I believe there are other problems in the entertainment field that can cause you to be unhappy,’ the man who has been sober for the past 27 years argued.
Tim shared that he and Ben do talk about his issues quite openly and he is able to understand his son precisely because he has gone through the same thing before.
But, according to the parent, ‘Ben has always been serious about getting sober. He wants a balanced life, and he is working at it.’
That being said, Tim does not think Ben should rely on the women in his life to help him get through.
‘I do not necessarily believe one person should be with someone forever. Some people might, but history’s proven it often does not work.’
Despite that belief, Tim Affleck is still pretty heartbroken his grandkids had to suffer because of their parents’ divorce.
Do you think Hollywood is really to blame for how Ben’s life has turned out?