Ben Affleck is only concerned with the opinions that matter: those of his three kids.
The actor opened up about his public perception in a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, explaining that the way he’s been depicted in the media didn’t bother him until his children started seeing it.
“I got to a place where [the public perception] was so different from who I am that I just stopped reading and stopped caring,” he said. “But then, as my kids got older and started seeing the Internet themselves, that’s the difficult part.”
“Even the ‘Sad Affleck’ meme — that was funny to me. I mean, there’s nobody who hasn’t felt that way at a junket. But then my kids see it and I think, ‘Oh, are they going to think their dad is fundamentally sad or they have to worry about me?’ That’s really tough,” He added.
He shares daughters Violet Anne, 16, Seraphina Rose, 13, and son Samuel Garner, 9, with ex-wife Jennifer Garner, to whom he was married from 2005 to 2018.