Ben Affleck spoke with The New York Times about his upcoming role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and addressed for the first time his very public split with Jennifer Garner.
Affleck and Garner's divorce drew public attention when it was revealed that he may have had an affair with their nanny. He also recently made headlines for getting a giant back tattoo of a rising phoenix.
Affleck knows that, unlike regrettable tattoos, the Internet is forever. He cites that as a reason for trying to keep his private life private:
...because it ends up being in the record somewhere, in the great miasma of junk on the internet.
He acknowledged Garner's recent interview with Vanity Fair, in which she described their relationship at length:
She felt like she wanted to discuss it and get it out there and get it over with.
Lastly, he took the high road, praising Garner and their attempts at getting along:
Jen's great. She's a great person. We're on great terms. I just saw her this morning, so that's the reality that I live in.
It looks like the world may never know who would win in a fight between Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner (definitely Garner). Everyone will have to settle for a fight between Affleck and Superman actor Henry Cavill.