Academy Award-winning mega-star Ben Affleck, 46, has had his share of trouble with alcohol addiction. He has lived out his struggle in the public eye and, now, all eyes are on him again. After increasingly-questionable behavior, and in spite of having entered rehab twice before, it is clear that the actor has never managed to slay his demons. Now, thanks to support from estranged wife Jennifer Garner, he is making a third and, hopefully, final attempt to fully recover from his disease.
Multiple sources are reporting that Ben Affleck agreed to check into a rehab facility for a third time after his estranged wife, Jennifer Garner, staged an intervention. Ben's alcohol problem is said to have been a major cause of their separation in 2015 - after ten years of marriage and three children together.
TMZ first reported Wednesday that the star checked into a treatment facility after Garner went to his Pacific Palisades home to sit down with him. Garner reportedly left the home visibly shaken, before returning shortly after with an unidentified woman. After that, all three got in a car and headed for a treatment facility."
TMZ sources say “the tipping point came 2 days ago when Jen saw a pic of Ben grabbing a box from a delivery man ... a box filled with beer and liquor.
"Ben has been to rehab before ... back in 2001 for alcohol abuse. He also went back to rehab in December of 2017." After completing that program, Ben posted the following message to Twitter:
An unnamed source tells PEOPLE, “He is seeking treatment. He knew he needed help and was vocal about it.” The move to enter a treatment facility came after his estranged wife Jennifer Garner was photographed arriving at his home on Wednesday.
“The ‘Peppermint’ actress was seen leaving Affleck’s upset and shaking. When she returned, Garner, Affleck and an unidentified woman who arrived at the actor’s home with her were photographed in a car the actress was driving.”
People “Affleck has been in ongoing treatment and attending meetings for alcohol abuse. It also notes that he knew he needed treatment and was vocal about it. He reportedly didn't resist Garner's pleas for him to enter rehab.”
It is said that Affleck is staying at a “live-in treatment facility where he will stay for an extended period of time.” Please join us in praying for his complete recovery this time so that he can be a positive influence in his children’ lives.