Ben Affleck Now Focusing on Family After Successful Rehab
Actor and director Ben Affleck resumed his family duties when he was spotted on Wednesday morning escorting his five-year-old son to school, along with his wife, Jennifer Garner. This was after revealing that he has completed treatment for alcohol addiction in a Facebook post a day earlier. In a warm message, the 44-year-old actor revealed that he has overcome his alcohol addiction after secretly checking into a rehab facility to flush out his intoxication thoughts. This is the second time the Hollywood actor has taken some weeks off his busy schedule to battle his alcoholic demons after a short-lived period of the same back in 2001.
Ben Affleck expressed his deep appreciation and heartfelt praise to his friends and family, especially his wife Jennifer Garner for supporting him during his stint at the rehabilitation center. He said that he was very lucky having his immediate family during the period and his next move is to focus on family matters before anything else to return the favor. Terming the outcome as a positive recovery, Affleck also advised that it is important to get help whenever needed and no one should feel ashamed about fighting his or her fears.
Ben Affleck’s concerns of clear-headedness seemed to have begun in June 2016 during a highly rated interview with HBO when fans lashed out on him for acting drunk. His speech seemed to slur in the course of the conversation, as the Hollywood star lost grip of the F-bomb a shocking eighteen times when discussing issues surrounding American football. Furthermore, he almost lost his temper when trying to defend Tom Brady, the New England Patriots quarterback. Even though it was never publicly confirmed that Affleck was drunk during the interview, fans continued to accuse him of stinking and sweating vodka.
Being spotted having a good time with his kids after some period of disappearance shows that he is now focusing on family to rekindle the lost touch during his time at the rehab. The actor and Director of Live By Night has always said that walking his children to school in the morning stands out as his favorite time of the day. Currently, the star has three kids: 11-year-old Violet, 7-year-old Seraphina, and 5-year-old Sam.
In January, when Times Talk questioned him about some of the most treasured accomplishments so far in 2017, Ben Affleck boldly said that his children would always come before his career. News of the actor’s struggle to stay sober comes only a few days after calling off their divorce plans after over one year of being separated.
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