Ben Affleck is reportedly on his way to rehab for the third time.
Affleck’s estranged wife, actress Jennifer Garner, drove the 46-year-old “Justice League” star to a rehab facility in Malibu, California on Wednesday, People reports, where he will be receiving treatment for alcohol addiction. Mere days before, he was spotted apparently receiving an alcohol delivery at his home in Brentwood, California on Monday.
According to TMZ, Affleck’s decision to check in to a live-in rehab facility for an extended period of time came following a sit-down with Garner at his house on Wednesday, during which she reportedly pleaded with him to get help. Affleck, TMZ reports, agreed that he needed assistance.
Affleck has long struggled with alcohol addiction, having checking in to a rehab facility for the first time in 2001, People reports. In March 2017, the actor spoke openly about his struggles with substance abuse in a Facebook post announcing that he’d successfully completed treatment for alcohol addiction. He described his problems with alcohol as “something I've dealt with in the past and will continue to confront.”
“I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be. 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.
Affleck went on to thank his co-parent Garner, with whom he shares three children, for her help and support. The pair first announced their separation after ten years of marriage in 2015. They filed for divorce two years later in April 2017.
[Photo: Ben Affleck attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Justice League” on November 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. By JB Lacroix/ WireImage, via Getty Images]