American actor and filmmaker Benjamin Affleck aka Ben Affleck is one of the iconic Hollywood stars who is also suffering with severe alcohol addiction. As we all know that Batman star Ben has already served his time in the rehab twice but little did we know that the previous trips to de-addiction centre won't help the 1993 hit Dazed and Confused actor.
Ben Affleck began drinking again with alleged love-interest and Playboy model Shauna Sexton
46-year-old actor began drinking alone and with alleged partner and Playboy model Shauna Sexton this week before Ben called for help and went back to rehab for battling alcohol-addiction.
Affleck’s legally wedded wife Jennifer Garner, who is the mother of Ben’s three children, came to the rescue and drove him to a rehab centre on Wednesday. As per the reports, this will be the third time in the past 17 years when Ben has reached out to a rehab centre for quitting alcohol.
"Ben was having a really tough time," a source revealed. "He continues to battle addiction. He reached out for help this week," added the source.
Days before this mishap, Affleck was seen outside of his house appearing to receive a delivery of a Pacifico beer box filled with unidentifiable bottles, a smaller box, a bottle of Blue Label and a brown paper bag.
"Ben was doing well for the last few months and very committed to his sobriety. But recently he started to slip up and began drinking again. He wrapped his movie and had some downtime," a source close to the actor said. "This week, he was heavily drinking alone at home and with the Playboy model. Jen had family in town and a lot going on but she was well aware of what was going on. She saw the photo of the alcohol being delivered to his house and knew he was home all day and that was the breaking point," added the insider.
So, it won’t be wrong to say that Garner is more than soon-to-be-ex-wife in Ben’s life. And Ben is fortunate enough for accepting the flaws in his character and for having such a caring ex-wife.