Actor-director Ben Affleck has reportedly checked into a rehabilitation facility at the insistence of his ex-wife Jennifer Garner. The 'Justice League' star will be undergoing professional treatment after Garner “begged” him to seek help for his alcohol issues, reported TMZ.
Garner's intervention came after Affleck was clicked by paparazzi buying a box of alcohol and liquor. The actor was said to be “receptive” to the rehab request, and was photographed en route to a facility. The publication further claimed that Affleck has now entered a live-in facility in LA County.
This is the third time that the Oscar-winner has sought treatment for his alcohol issues. In 2001, the actor completed a 30-day residential rehabilitation program for alcohol abuse. He once again checked into rehab in 2017 and later shared the news in a post on his Facebook page. “I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I've dealt with in the past and will continue to confront,” he had said.
The actor recently split from his 'Saturday Night Live' producer ex-girlfriend Lindsay Shookus and was last week seen out on a date with Playboy model Shauna Sexton (22).
Affleck and Garner, who have three daughters – Violet (12), Seraphina (9), and Samuel (6) – had filed for divorce in 2016, about two years after they broke up.