There’s been not-so-blind items about how an actor went off to get treatment with help from a solid influence in his life. I read those blind items in a Bawsten accent and the scent of vape vapor wafted off of them, so they were obviously about Ben Affleck. Today, those blind items probably got their obvious answer when Ben said on Facebook that he spent some time in rehab to deal with an addiction to booze. It’s not the first time that Ben dried out and got help in rehab. Ben got treatment for booze abuse in 2001 at the celebrity rehab place of the early-aughts, Promises in Malibu. In his Facebook message, Ben also thanked his co-parent Jennifer Garner for supporting him.
I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; 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. I’m lucky to have the love of my family and friends, including my co-parent, Jen, who has supported me and cared for our kids as I’ve done the work I set out to do. This was the first of many steps being taken towards a positive recovery.
TMZ ‘s source says that Ben checked into rehab shortly after he presented with Matt Damon at the Oscars on February 26. But who knows? Ben could’ve left rehab for the day to present at the Oscars. The last time he was papped with Jennifer Garner was in early February.
Well, I guess this means that those “Ben and Jen are trying to save their marriage” rumors are totally back on after they were denied. If Ben and Jennifer are really trying to work it out, then I have a feeling she will soon give him a special gift for completing rehab. Jennifer will take Ben to a luxurious spa that just so happens to specialize in a treatment called hardcore laser tattoo removal.