Ben Affleck is on
the road to recovery.
The actor checked
into treatment for alcohol addiction on Wednesday following an intervention
from estranged wife Jennifer Garner, according to multiple reports.
photographed driving Affleck and a female passenger from his Pacific Palisades
home. An eyewitness told Us Weekly that the “Peppermint” star looked
visibly upset as she left the house earlier in the day before returning later
with a bodyguard.
struggled with alcohol abuse in the past, and previously completed treatment in
In a candid
Facebook post shared at the time, Affleck described his addiction as something
he will “continue to confront” in the hopes of living life “to
the fullest” and setting an example for his three children.
I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I've dealt with in the past and will continue to confront. …
“I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it, and to be a source of strength for anyone out there who needs help but is afraid to take the first step,” he wrote at the time, also thanking his “co-parent” Garner for her support.
The former couple announced their separation in June 2015, but have yet to finalize their divorce. Affleck’s latest news comes on the heels of his reported romance with Playboy model Shauna Sexton, with whom he was seen multiple times in the past week.
Access has reached out to Affleck and Garner’s representatives for comment.
— Erin Biglow
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