Ben Affleck wished to get again on the sober practice — badly — days earlier than his estranged spouse staged an intervention and drove him to a rehab facility … TMZ has realized.
Turns out, Ben had been attending wellness lessons at a Los Angeles wellness middle as not too long ago as every week earlier than checking right into a live-in facility.
The middle makes a speciality of “Buddhist ethics” … that means meditation with a deal with a wholesome physique, thoughts and spirit. Our sources say Ben went on his personal accord a number of instances final week … properly conscious he had fallen off the wagon and right into a downward spiral.
We broke the story … Ben’s estranged spouse, Jennifer Garner, staged an intervention Wednesday at his Pacific Palisades dwelling and drove him to an L.A. County rehab facility the place he’ll stay for a minimum of 30 days. We’re informed Ben didn’t want a lot convincing as a result of he knew he was in determined straits.
We’re informed the set off for Jen was on Monday, when she noticed this pic (under) of Ben accepting supply of a field stuffed with beer and exhausting liquor.
The actor has been open about his struggles with sobriety through the years. After Ben accomplished his second stint at a rehab facility final 12 months, he stated, “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.”
He continued, “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.”
Here’s the fact … most addicts relapse. It doesn’t imply they will’t ultimately keep sober, nevertheless it’s a protracted, tough highway and falling off the wagon will not be essentially sport over. The most vital factor … it’s clear Ben realized he had an issue and sought assist, even earlier than Jen staged the intervention.
Prior to the intervention, Ben had been seen hanging out with Playboy mannequin Shauna Sexton.