As Ben Affleck continues his highway to restoration, his brother is giving updates on his progress in addition to what’s driving the “Justice League” star to get clear.
Chatting with ET On-line, Casey Affleck, 43, opened up about what his brother goes via, noting that his household is what finally drove him to get clear.
“Alcoholism has a big impact on not simply the particular person, but in addition their household. So, I feel for his youngsters’ sake and for his or her mother, and for himself, he’s attempting to do the work and get it collectively,” Casey mentioned.
The “Previous Man and the Gun” star went on to clarify that struggles with alcohol and habit run within the Affleck household and that he’s been the place his brother is true now.
“Ben is an addict and an alcoholic. Most of my grandparents are alcoholics. My father is an alcoholic, as unhealthy as you could be, and he’s been sober for about 30 years. I’ve been sober for about six years,” Casey mentioned. “Ben is attempting to place it collectively, and it may be a really exhausting factor to do. He has the type of assets and time, fortunately, to take the time and go to a superb facility.”
As beforehand reported, Affleck checked himself into rehab after what gave the impression to be an intervention from ex-wife, and mom of his three kids, Jennifer Garner staged an impromptu intervention. He has since left the rehab facility’s inpatient program however is reportedly nonetheless persevering with his therapy.
Garner and Affleck cut up in 2015 after 10 years of marriage and share three kids. The “Justice League” actor reportedly moved on with the household’s then 28-year-old nanny, Christine Ouzounian. Quickly after, Affleck started courting “Saturday Night time Reside” producer Lindsay Shookus. Nonetheless, it was just lately revealed that they broke up, which stories say took a toll on the actor’s sobriety.
Affleck is now reportedly courting 22-year-old Playboy mannequin Shauna Sexton.