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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez delighted fans when they got back together almost 20 years after they first fell in love (Picture: Getty Images)

Ben Affleck wasn’t sure if he wanted to rekindle his romance with Jennifer Lopez because he was worried about the effect it would have on his children.

The reunion of one of the early 2000’s favourite celebrity couples has been a highlight of 2021 for countless fans, but it almost didn’t happen.

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As pretty much everyone will remember, the relationship between ‘Bennifer’ between 2002 and 2004 was an absolutely massive deal.

Paparazzi would follow the pair from city to city, snapping shots of them going about their business, and it was this ‘excessive media attention’ that eventually led them to call off the relationship days before they were due to get married.

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Remembering this fame and obsessive attention from paparazzi made Ben think twice about rekindling their relationship following his divorce from Jennifer Garner.

Ben was speaking on The Howard Stern Show when the presenter asked him if he ‘hesitated’ getting back together with JLo now that he has children, knowing the fanatic treatment they received almost 20 years ago.

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‘It crossed my mind for sure,’ the actor, 49, admitted.

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Bennifer were constantly in the media when they first got together in the early 2000s (Picture: Getty Images)

‘My responsibility to my children is the highest responsibility I have. So I’m not doing anything that’s painful or destructive to them if I can help it.

He added: ‘That being said, I know my life affects them.’

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The director said it is already tough on his children with both he and their mother being celebrities, saying ‘that’s a f***ing cross to bear’ for a child.

Ben recalled dropping his nine-year-old son off at school when someone recognised him and shouted his name, with Samuel exasperatedly saying ‘Welcome to my life.’

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The pair initially called it quits days before their wedding due to ‘excessive media attention’ (Picture: Getty)

Also in the wide-ranging Howard Stern interview, Ben addressed his marriage to ex Jennifer and how they ‘tried and tried and tried’ to keep the relationship together for the sake of their kids.

Ben, who is an alcoholic, said he believes he would still be drinking if he and Jennifer had not eventually divorced in 2015.

The actor is now sober after several stints in rehab, and while alcoholism runs in his family, he says ‘part of why [he] started drinking alcohol’ is because he was ‘trapped’ in the marriage to Jennifer.

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He thought: ‘I can’t leave because of my kids, but I’m not happy, so what do I do?

‘So what I did was like, drink a bottle of scotch and fall asleep on the couch, which turned out not to be the solution.’

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Ben and Jennifer Garner were married for 10 years but divorced in 2015 (Picture: Getty Images)

He went on to detail his journey toward sobriety, admitting it was difficult and took a long time, but he feel ‘lucky’ that he was able to kick his addiction before his relationship with his children suffered.

Ben’s third stay in rehab to treat his alcohol addiction, in 2018, was spearheaded by ex-wife Jennifer who drove him to the facility in LA.

She had reportedly grown fearful her children would ‘grow up without a dad’ and urged Ben to seek treatment, before she staged an intervention at his Pacific Palisades home.

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The pair remain close, with Jennifer even joining Ben and J-Lo for trick-or-treating with the kids in October this year.

Ben and JLo went public with their rekindled romance in July of this year, following weeks of speculation and not-so-subtle dates.

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Metro.co.uk has reached out to reps for Ben Affleck for comment.

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