Ben Affleck, apparently, was close to losing his grip and hitting the bottle again after the Emmy’s this year. Even girlfriend Lindsay Shookus couldn’t help. But you know who could? His soon to be ex-wife, Jennifer Garner.
At least, according to sources who are gabbing to Us Weekly. “Ben reached a breaking point,” the source says. “He knew he was spiraling and was unhappy.” So Sad Ben Affleck, of course, turned to his estranged wife that he ahem, allegedly cheated on multiple times. As you do.
The source shares, “Ben told her everything that was going on with his life. He was devastated but knew he had to change… After everything they’ve been through, she is going to continue to be there for him when he needs her. No matter what the circumstances.” Couldn’t be me!
Anyway, Garner — and Affleck’s allegedly gross brother Casey — encouraged the 45-year-old to enter an inpatient 30-day program at the end of September. And he’s doing A-OK. “He knows he can’t do this alone,” the insider says. “…He’s making strides toward recovery. Friends and family have never seen Ben so proactive and serious about wanting to get better.”
Best of luck on being less of a scumbag, I guess! Oh, and with your alcohol addiction too.