Posted on Wed Oct 10th, 2012 1:27pm PDT By X17 Staff
After stating that he doesn't want to be a stay-at-home dad, you'd think Ben Affleck would take it easy on spilling deets about his personal life, but nope!
Ben covers the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter, and the hunky Oscar winner talks about his new film Argo, but he also chats quite a bit about wife Jennifer Garner, their three kids and how he's grown up over the years. But there's more than that! Not only does he admit to owning several guns and being a "f*ck-up" as a teen, but he says he still talks to ex Jennifer Lopez!
"We don't have the kind of relationship where she relies on me for advice," he says of J. Lo. "But we do have the kind of relationship where there'll be an e-mail saying, 'Oh, your movie looks great.' I remember when she got American Idol. I said: 'This was really smart. Good luck.' I touch base. I respect her. I like her. She's put up with some stuff that was unfair in her life, and I'm really pleased to see her successful."
On his wife, Ben says, "Jennifer played such a profound role in making me a better person. We don't have a perfect marriage, but she inspired me; and finding myself in that marriage and having a child dovetailed with getting to be a little more mature." He continues, "She truly is kind. She means no one any harm. She doesn't have ill will for any person. She's not competitive with other people. She's not spiteful. It's one of those things where it becomes almost aggravating at times. Every time I go, 'F*ck him!' I see in her face that she just thinks that's petty and small."
On how he's mature, Ben reveals, "I went to rehab for being 29 and partying too much and not having a lot of boundaries and to clear my head and try to get some idea of who I wanted to be. It was more a 'let me get myself straight,' before it became a rite of passage."
When he's not busy working, what's he doing nowadays? "Kids eat up that kind of hobby time," he admits. "I used to ride motorcycles. I used to play basketball. And now basically I'm at home with them, or I work." Hmm, wonder how he feels about that?
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