Sunday 25 June 2017

Ben Affleck reveals he attended rehab for his alcohol addiction

Ben Affleck arrives at the European Premiere of Live by Night at the British Film Institute in London, Britain January 11, 2017. REUTER/Dylan Martinez/File Photo
Ben Affleck arrives at the European Premiere of Live by Night at the British Film Institute in London, Britain January 11, 2017. REUTER/Dylan Martinez/File Photo
Ben Affleck attends the European Premiere of "Suicide Squad" at the Odeon Leicester Square on August 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Ben Affleck (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Henry Cavill, left, and Ben Affleck will be back as Superman and Batman in upcoming sequel Justice League
Sienna Miller and Ben Affleck attending the Live By Night Premiere at the BFI Southbank, London
Actors Matt Damon (L) and Ben Affleck arrive for the world premiere of Warner Bros. "Live By Night," January 9, 2017 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California.
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

Ben Affleck has announced he completed treatment at rehab for his alcohol addiction.

The American actor revealed he's been dealing with alcohol addiction and that he wants to be "the best father he can be".

Affleck took to Facebook to share his treatment saying he is lucky to have the support of his family and friends.

"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."

Actors Ben Affleck (L) and Jennifer Garner attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Actors Ben Affleck (L) and Jennifer Garner attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

"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."

Ben Affleck has three kids with Jennfier Garner -Violet (11), Seraphina (8) and Samuel (5).

Last week reports emerged suggesting Jen and Ben have put their divorce on hold, with a source telling People.com the couple were "giving things another try".

“They could always get back together,” another insider informed Us Weekly. “There is a lot of love and support there, and they have worked out a way to have their family that works for them."

Ben Affleck in March 2016
Ben Affleck in March 2016

Neither actor has publicly addressed rumours they are reconciling, but both stars are clearly very fond of each other.

Affleck praised his estranged wife in an Extra TV interview in October, stating he was "so impressed" by Garner's political activism, adding, "She’s a great mom."

Meanwhile, Jennifer told U.S. show Today she and Ben remain "great friends", stating, "We're doing really well."

This isn't the first time Affleck has sought help for alcohol abuse - he checked into rehab back in 2001.

His publicist, David Pollick, said at the time, "Ben is a self-aware and smart man who has decided that a fuller life awaits him without alcohol. He has chosen to seek out professional assistance and is committed to travelling a healthier road with the support of his family, friends and fans."

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