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Ben Affleck & Lindsay Shookus Reportedly Split Due to His Addiction Struggles

Ben Affleck & Lindsay Shookus Reportedly Split Due to His Addiction Struggles

Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus amicably broke up earlier this summer but Ben‘s sobriety issues reportedly played a big role in their split.

According to People, Lindsay ended things with Ben because she knew she had to step aside in order for him to get help.

Lindsay had been supporting Ben’s sobriety and going to meetings with him. She had him in meditation and they were doing it together. His recovery was something that was very important to both of them,” a source said.

They added, “It was very hard for her to break up with Ben, but she knew he wasn’t getting better and that it was time for her to step aside. She was trying to stay as close to him as possible so that he would stay on the right path, but ultimately it just wasn’t possible. She knew she had to let him hit bottom.”

“All she wanted was for him to be happy and healthy. It was a difficult choice but the right one,” they concluded.

Following the split, Ben‘s ex Jennifer Garner reportedly staged an intervention and he willingly checked into a rehab facility.

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  • xedos

    No bitch you just don’t want to deal with the shit. Just let Jen clean up the mess and I’ll come back

  • Phoenix

    Isn’t she the one who also drinks a lot? I’ve seen people calling her Ben’s enabler…

  • guest

    Yeah Spin it girl. Someone who parks a 350,000 dollar Bentley in a random garage and keys it instead of driving it over to the ex’s house to leave it is someone who has been dumped and found out when there were pictures of the new girl with him on all the gossip sites. Sorry but how you get em is how you lose em.

  • ✮ Jennie ✮ ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    No, it ended because Jen didn’t want him to have fun anymore. lol

  • ✮ Jennie ✮ ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    No, it ended because Jen didn’t want him to have fun anymore. lol

  • ✮ Jennie ✮ ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    No, it ended because Jen didn’t want him to have fun anymore. lol

  • Harlow

    This whole situation has nothing to do with having fun – he’s an alcoholic and she wants him to to stop drinking because they have three kids together.

  • Harlow

    This whole situation has nothing to do with having fun – he’s an alcoholic and she wants him to to stop drinking because they have three kids together.

  • Harlow

    This whole situation has nothing to do with having fun – he’s an alcoholic and she wants him to to stop drinking because they have three kids together.

  • USWeeklyHatesComments

    Please. She was drinking with him. When they started going public with their relationship, he started getting a huge puffy face from drinking. She enabled him and he went over the edge. Not much of a helper.

  • Delores Pauldo

    Jennifer was the reason.

  • Pascal

    You’re fooling no one, Lindsay, he broke up with you and had a wild party week with a Playboy model.

  • Whiteley

    Planted story by Shookus. She ain’t no angel, she was his enabler the whole time.

  • Utope

    When was she supporting his sobriety? He always looked inebriated and bloated when they were pictured together. And if she was so worried, why was it Ben’s ex-wife who had to stage the intervention? Wouldn’t it have been Lindsay instead? I also find the timing of this “report” off here. At first, it was that he was seen with another woman, then it was “distance” and now only the real story comes out? Sounds to me like someone is trying to make themselves sound better with the planted “reports”.

  • suzybel

    I feel for Ben, he had it all and lost it. Good thing his ex is around to pick up the pieces.

  • okay…

    She ended her marriage for the Affleck and now he’s going to get sober. A sober Affleck isn’t going to want a Shookus and she knows it.

  • DEADP00L

    I got no sympathy for that bum. He cheated on his wife multiple times and she tolerate it in silence in addition to him being a man baby, a gambler and a drunkard.