08:57 PM EDT 12/18/2014
Originally posted 12/09/2013 05:00PM
Ben Affleck has one person to thank for his recent slew of successful films: his wife, Jennifer Garner.
In a new interview with Playboy, Affleck, 41, says Garner, also 41, helped provide him with a stable home that separated him from a string of unsuccessful films and being tabloid fodder following his relationship with Jennifer Lopez.
"My wife was definitely around then," says Affleck. "Getting to know her, falling in love with her and being connected with her gave me a foundation to reach out and say, 'Okay, I'm going to do Hollywoodland. I'm going to direct Gone Baby Gone,' " Affleck said. "Those were the steps forward I needed to put positive stuff on the board."
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