On Wednesday, Jennifer Garner came to Ben Affleck’s rescue.
Garner was photographed driving Affleck to a treatment facility in Malibu.
TMZ reports that Jennifer went to his Pacific Palisades home to plead with him to get help. He agreed.
According to the site, Garner decided to intervene after seeing a photograph of him buying a box of what appeared to be alcohol.
Before he checked into rehab, they stopped by Jack in the Box.
A source told People magazine, "It’s very stressful for her. And also devastating for her to have to stage an intervention in the middle of the afternoon, pretty much in public. But this was a crisis situation.”
Another source added, “He is seeking treatment. He knew he needed help and was vocal about it.”
The rehab news comes just days after Affleck was spotted on several dates with Playboy model Shauna Sexton. An insider claimed to People, “Is she happy about him hanging out with a very young Playboy model? Certainly not. But her concern right now is not who he is dating. What she ultimately cares about is his sobriety and whether she can rely on him to co-parent.”
On the same day Ben was taken to rehab, Shauna was seen sunbathing in a bikini in Malibu.
Affleck has been to rehab twice before. In 2017, he said in a statement, “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.”
Though Ben and Jen separated in 2015, they have not finalized their divorce. Another source explained, “There is no rush here. They continue to figure out ways of working together as a family and this is what works for them. They are doing what’s best for their family.”