Who can resist Ben Affleck? We’re totally into his handsome scruff, his mischievous smirk and his boyish smile — and it helps that he’s also a writer, director and Oscar winner (remember Good Will Hunting?). But he’s not exactly an innocent boy-next-door (that title might belong to his fellow Boston compatriot and best friend Matt Damon). Here are 8 scandals that Ben Affleck, our newest Batman, has been involved with in some form or another:
8. Ben and Jennifer Garner Decided to Divorce – But Why?
You probably already knew about this one: Last month, Ben and wife Jennifer Garner decided to call it quits after being married for ten years and having three children together. The big question is this: Why? Was there a specific incident that was the last straw? The couple’s formal statement wasn’t too illuminating: “After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce,” they said. “We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time. This will be our only comment on this private, family matter. Thank you for understanding.” Many have speculated that the divorce came about because of Ben’s alleged infidelity, but there may be some other reasons, too, including the scandals below.Photo by Erik Pendzich/Rex