Remember when Ben Affleck was an up and coming star winning Oscars and dating Gwyneth Paltrow? Then he took a terrible turn for the worse and became a ridiculous joke while he was dating J Lo. He was always looking so done up and as if just left a tanning salon. Well now Ben is admitting that it was as bad of a time for him as it was for us. We love the cleaned up, more serious family man Ben has evolved into. Ben looked relaxed and happy at the premiere of HBO's Ithuteng last night in LA. As for what he said about his time with J. Lo, here's more:
... J.Lo's ex lover Ben Affleck has admitted their engagement was a huge mistake.
Their high profile relationship ended in 2004, just months after they were due to marry - a wedding that was called off at the last moment.
He said: "I should never have got engaged and never gone down that route. I thought I wanted certain things, but I didn't. I got lost and felt suffocated, miserable and gross. I had to smile for the cameras, but I was really in turmoil. I was no longer in control of my life and I didn't know which way to turn. I felt like a hamster in a cage. The faster my legs went, the less distance I seemed to travel."
Maybe Ben was destined to marry a Jennifer but we're happy Garner was the one he ended up with. His career has made a major come back as well so it looks like he made the right choice.