Attending the Grammys is one of the perks of being married to one of the biggest music icons in the world. However, Ben Affleck’s attendance at the event sparked endless discussion as he sat beside his wife, Jennifer Lopez, with a blank expression. Some onlookers recklessly alleged that Affleck was drunk, which is not cool considering the actor’s struggle with alcoholism.
Affleck Responds to Allegations
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Affleck denied the allegations that he was drunk at the Grammys. He clarified that he had a good time and enjoyed the music. He did not know he and Lopez were being broadcast live but denied that they were fighting.
His Sobriety and Advice to Others
Affleck explained that he has gone to events “and been pissed off,” “bored,” and “drunk,” but he added that those days are long behind him, as he’s been sober for several years. He said he’s assisted others struggling with addiction because “it makes me feel so good to do that.”
He advised people struggling with addiction to keep their struggles under wraps to avoid situations like the one he just endured, saying, “You don’t need to be anybody’s poster child… It’s always anonymous.”
Affleck has been admirably open about the difficulty of getting sober and his addiction’s impact on his career and family. We congratulate him on his sobriety and wish him well in his recovery.