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'I want my daughter to be proud of me'

Actor Ben Affleck claims that he has changed his ways after settling down and becoming a dad.

india Updated: Dec 12, 2006 18:15 IST

Ben Affleck, who gained notoriety for his relationship with Latin singer-actress Jennifer Lopez, says he has changed his ways after he settled down and became a dad. quoted him as saying: "I've never been very judicious about my own behaviour or choices until they had an impact on people other than me. Obviously, my wife. And my daughter, who's going to have my last name - I don't want her to mutter it over a drink. I want her to be proud of her old man."

Affleck and his wife, actress Jennifer Garner, did not release pictures of their daughter Violet.

He adds: "We just didn't sell them - that was the thing. I'm extraordinarily lucky and privileged. And I've tried not to be bitter, but I have developed a reactionary defensiveness.

"But for my child, she didn't make the bargain I did. She didn't make that choice. And I don't want her to have to pay for the parents' sins. I try to protect her privacy. I'll end up in the magazines, and that's life, and I can live with it, but I try to shield my daughter."

First Published: Dec 12, 2006 18:15 IST