Weeks after Ben Affleck issued an apology to Hilarie Burton after a fan recalled the time he groped her on-camera, Hilarie's husband, The Walking Dead star Jeffrey Dean Morgan, is commending his wife for speaking out about the incident.
“I don’t want to make a big deal of it because she didn't, but I think everything that's come out in the last couple of weeks, starting with Harvey Weinstein -- anybody who has talked about it and even those who haven't yet are incredibly brave and I think it's time for change. Hopefully all this stuff is going to change this business. It's prevalent all over and I'm proud of all these women. All women and my wife," he told Entertainment Tonight, adding that he is “of course" happy Ben apologized.
In the wake of the ongoing Harvey Weinstein scandal and the growing list of women who have spoken out about his behavior toward them, a fan tweeted about the time that Ben "also grabbed Hilarie Burton's breasts on TRL once. Everyone forgot though." Hilarie responded that she "didn't forget." The former Total Request Live VJ added, "Girls. I'm so impressed with you brave ones. I had to laugh back then so I wouldn't cry. Sending love."
"Ben apologized on Twitter after the moment went viral.
Hilarie and Jeffrey Dean are currently expecting their second child, a daughter. They are parents to 7-year-old son, Augustus. The expectant dad added this about his wife, to ET: "She is the most amazing person I've ever met. You said, she's a bit of a role model for you -- she is for me as well. There's no one stronger than her. How she's able to balance all the things that she balances and be a strong voice for good is amazing and I just couldn't be more proud. Every single day she does something that amazes me. She has made me such a better person, so I'm a lucky dude.”