By: Lowri Williams
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The couple were engaged to be married in 2004, but just months before they were due to marry, the whole affair was called off and since then both parties have kept their mouths shut as to why.
Now that Affleck is back in the limelight to promote his new film Hollywoodland he has once again been asked to spill the beans on his relationship with the singer/actress.
According to FemaleFirst, Affleck said recently: "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.
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If Jennifer Garner gets to publicly regret the relationship that she had with her ex then so does Ben Affleck. Can anyone really blame Ben for what happened back then? Those were crazy times, she was the sexiest woman alive and he finally stepped out of the shadow of being Matt Damon’s buddy. They were in her music videos, he bought her a massive Pink diamond and then came Gigli. We’re not suggesting that the critical panning and box office flopitude of the film caused their break-up, but it may have made them both realize that they are not bullet proof. Also the silly couple name, Bennifer, was not good for anyone, may TomKat curse you. The good news is that he can still tell his buddies about that time he had sex with J-Lo.