Ben Affleck checks into rehab after Jennifer Garner intervenes

2018-08-23 08:33
Jennifer Garner takes Ben Affleck to rehab

Cape Town – Ben Affleck has checked into rehab, after reportedly turning to estranged wife Jennifer Garner for help.

Jennifer was photographed arriving at the Batman actor’s home in the Pacific Palisades with an unidentified woman on Wednesday around 18:00, E! News reports.

The Love, Simon actress is reported to have staged an intervention before rushing Ben to a The Canyon Treatment Centre in Malibu.

Ben and Jen announced their separation in a joint statement July 2015. The estranged couple have however, not yet finalised their divorce.

According to People magazine, Ben has been binge drinking since Monday. He was spotted receiving an alcohol delivery outside his home at the start of the week.

ben affleck, jennifer garner

ben affleck, jennifer garner

Ben’s relapse comes after the actor and his Saturday Night Live producer girlfriend, Lindsay Shookus quietly ended their relationship.

A few short days after the reported breakup, the 46-year-old was spotted on numerous dates with 22-year-old playboy model, Shauna Sexton.

READ MORE: Lindsay Shookus deletes Instagram account after Ben Affleck was spotted with Playboy model

This will be Ben’s third stint in rehab. In Mach 2017 the actor opened up about spending time in rehab in a statement shared on Facebook.

Ben revealed that he had completed treatment for alcohol addiction and that it's the "first of many steps toward a positive recovery."

READ MORE: Ben Affleck opens up about his stint in rehab for alcohol addiction

The Live By Night actor previously entered rehab for alcohol addiction in 2001.

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