Actor Ben Affleck is once again in treatment and working on his sobriety after having a very public relapse at a Halloween party this week.
Last Saturday night, the celebrity attended the UNICEF Masquerade Ball in West Hollywood. A video taken at the event showed the dad-of-three stumbling out of the party, clearly intoxicated. Ben has struggled with his sobriety for over a decade, and following the public incident, sources say he’s once again seeking help.
“Ben is already on a great path after his slip up the other night and he wants no one to be blamed for what happened,” an insider told Hollywood Life. “He made his own decisions and he knows that he upset a lot of people. But he knows what he has to do so he doesn’t get himself into a compromising situation in the future.”
The source was positive that Ben is determined to get back on the straight and narrow. They also implied he’s beginning to realize how much this affects his family. Ben shares three children with his ex-wife Jennifer Garner; Samuel, 7, Seraphina, 10, and Violet, 13. The couple separated in 2015 after 10 years of marriage, though they only finalized their divorce in 2018.
“This latest moment of relapse is actually going to turn something bad into an overall good,” the source continued. “He realizes that this affects more than just him. Every day is a fight and he is a fighter. He is looking forward to proving to every one of his friends and family that he will come out on top.”
Ben was spotted leaving Jen’s home on October 27th, a day after his public relapse. He actually addressed the incident to reporters, saying, “Well, you know, it happens. It’s a slip, but I’m not going to let it derail me.”
This is not the first time Ben has sought treatment for his addiction. He originally checked into treatment in 2001. His next public attempt at seeking help was in 2017, when he announced he’d successfully finished a program. He later attended treatment in 2018 after his ex-wife and brother reportedly staged an intervention. He continued outpatient therapy afterwards. It’s unclear what type of treatment he is accessing at the moment.
We wish Ben all the best with his sobriety!