Ben Affleck and “Saturday Night time Dwell” producer Lindsay Shookus cut up earlier this month after the 38-year-old determined that she might not take care of the actor’s on-going habit struggles, in response to Folks.
“Lindsay had been supporting Ben’s sobriety and going to conferences with him. She had him in meditation and so they have been doing it collectively,” a supply near the previous couple informed the outlet. “His restoration was one thing that was crucial to each of them.”
And although Shookus stood by Affleck’s facet for just a little greater than a yr, in response to the supply, it turned more and more extra sophisticated for her to maintain up along with her then-boyfriend as he reportedly entered a extra aggressive downward spiral throughout in the previous couple of months of their relationship.
Sadly, the Emmy Award-winning producer determined that it was greatest for her to take a step again from their relationship in order that the “Argo” actor might focus extra on himself and getting higher.
“It was very arduous for her to interrupt up with Ben, however she knew he wasn’t getting higher and that it was time for her to step apart,” the supply stated to Folks. “She was attempting to remain as near him as attainable in order that he would keep on the correct path, however finally it simply wasn’t attainable. She knew she needed to let him hit backside.”
The insider continued, “All she wished was for him to be joyful and wholesome. It was a troublesome selection however the correct one.”
On Wednesday, Ben Affleck checked into rehab for the third time after his estranged spouse, Jennifer Garner, staged an intervention, in response to a number of experiences.
TMZ was first to report that the star checked right into a therapy facility after Garner went to his Pacific Palisades house to take a seat down with him. Garner reportedly left the house visibly shaken, earlier than returning shortly after with an unidentified lady. After that, all three acquired in a automobile and headed for a therapy facility.
Within the days main as much as his encounter with Garner, The Blast obtained photographs of Affleck receiving a supply of alcohol at his house. Folks reported that Affleck has been in ongoing therapy and has attended conferences for alcohol abuse. The journal additionally famous that he knew he wanted therapy and reportedly did not resist Garner’s pleas for him to enter rehab.
An insider informed Web page Six that Affleck was “having a tricky time” since ending his yearlong relationship with the “Saturday Night time Dwell” producer.
Affleck is now reportedly in a live-in therapy facility, the place he’ll keep for an prolonged time frame.
Previous to touring to rehab, Affleck was snapped on two events with rumored new lady, Playboy mannequin Shauna Sexton. The 2 have been not too long ago noticed at Malibu’s celeb hot-spot Nobu and have been additionally photographed on a way more low-key outing at a Jack within the Field drive-thru, grabbing hamburgers and fries in Affleck’s Vary Rover.
Whereas the 46-year-old actor was snapped driving to rehab on Wednesday, Sexton was noticed on the seashores of Malibu rocking an olive-green bikini and having fun with a calming a day within the solar.
On Saturday morning, information broke that Affleck and Garner have formally finalized their divorce following their Three-year cut up. TMZ reported that the couple would formally settle the divorce case after the actor is launched from rehab.
In response to the outlet, the well-known couple reached a custody settlement, during which they agreed to Affleck having joint custody of their three youngsters, and a property settlement.