Ben Affleck is reportedly going to rehab soon. The Batman actor is in the midst of finalizing his divorce with Jennifer Garner, which has found a few delays in the proceedings as the former celebrity couple focuses on Affleck's sobriety. And it seems that Affleck is getting serious about sobering up. The actor/director's reported alcoholism has allegedly been at the center of their recent troubles, and Jennifer Garner wants to make sure her husband is living a clean life before they put together the final custody details for their three children. With that in mind, Affleck is heading into intensive treatment for his addiction.
According to TMZ, Jennifer Garner recently staged an intervention for Ben Affleck, and he was agreeable to the idea of going back to rehab. The actress was reportedly expecting for a possibly confrontation and long talk, but that allegedly wasn't necessarily. According to the report, he was happy to return to rehab, and was communicative with Garner about it. He's currently checking into an inpatient facility, and is expected to be there for an extended period of time, as he seeks treatment for his alcohol addiction. This is not the first time that Ben Affleck has entered a rehab facility; rather, it's the third.
Ben Affleck first went to rehab in 2001, and returned back in December. Jennifer Garner reportedly wanted her husband to return to rehab when she saw a picture of her former partner grabbing a box from a delivery man with an assortment of liquor and beer. Furthermore, Affleck has recently been hanging out with a young Playboy model, one who has spoken quite adamantly about her love of drinking. Garner recently held back on submitting the final pages of her divorce settlement with Affleck, because she is reportedly focused on his addiction recovery. They filed for divorce back in April 2017, but they are still not officially divorced yet-- even if the couple has moved on romantically. It's unclear how long Affleck is planning to stay in the rehab facility, but he seems to be cooperative to his own recovery. And entering rehab certainly is a major step forward.
It was previously reported that Ben Affleck was attending AA meetings and focusing on his health and recovery. Unfortunately it seems he needed more intensive treatment. Thankfully, the Oscar-winning screenwriter and film producer is vocal about his addiction, and willing to ask for help. We'll continue to keep you posted on the latest developments related to Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner here.
Ben Affleck was last seen in last year's Justice League. He recently filmed roles in Triple Frontier and The Last Thing He Wanted, two films which are both expected to be released sometime next year. Jennifer Garner, meanwhile, will soon be seen in Peppermint, which enters theaters on September 7th. The Alias actress is also soon set to return to television in the upcoming HBO dramedy Camping, which premieres later this fall. Garner also lends her voice to the upcoming family animated film Wonder Park, which arrives in theaters on March 15th, 2019 and she was most recently in Love, Simon.
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