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Ben Affleck Reveals He Went to Rehab for Alcohol Addiction

Ben Affleck just revealed to his fans that he recently completed a stint in rehab to treat his alcohol addiction.

The 44-year-old actor wrote a statement on his Facebook account, in which he thanks his “co-parent” Jennifer Garner for her support.

“I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront,” Ben wrote in his statement. “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.”

“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. This was the first of many steps being taken towards a positive recovery,” Ben continued.

Last week there was a report that Ben and Jen have put their divorce on hold.

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Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck Put Divorce on Hold (Report)

Are Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck calling off their divorce? That’s what one source is saying.

“Jen has called off the divorce,” a source close to the 44-year-old actress told People. “She really wants to work things out with Ben. They are giving things another try.”

“There is always a chance of reconciliation. They love each other. They also really, really love their kids, and those kids love their parents,” the source added. “Ben is making a big effort to take care of himself. They are not back together, but there seems to be hope. Jen is hoping they can stay married. Ben doesn’t want a divorce either.”

Ben and Jennifer have remained close since the announcement of their split years ago – they have often been seen photographed together. The whole family was reportedly together to celebrate their son Samuel‘s fifth birthday. “The girls had wrapped presents for Sam, including superhero toys. They had a cake. Everyone seemed happy,” a source added. “They want to keep the family together.”

Jennifer and Ben share three kids: Violet, 11, and Seraphina, 8, and Sam, 5.

We’ve reached out to reps for comment.

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Ben Affleck & ‘Guest’ Matt Damon Present at Oscars 2017, Matt Gets Played Off by Jimmy Kimmel

It looks like Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel‘s feud will never end – in fact, Jimmy maybe just took their battle to the next level.

While Ben Affleck and Matt were stepping on stage to present at the 2017 Oscars, the announcer said, “Please welcome two-time Academy Award winner Ben Affleck—and guest.”

Matt couldn’t believe he was announced as “guest.” Then, Ben got a chance to speak, but every time Matt tried to speak, the music became so loud as to try and get him off stage ASAP. Turns out, Jimmy was conducting the orchestra to lead him off stage. LOL! Watch below.

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Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Enjoy Family Outing Together

Ben Affleck shows off his Boston pride while wearing a New England Patriots hat before the Super Bowl on Sunday (February 5) in Brentwood, Calif.

The 44-year-old actor and director was joined by his estranged wife Jennifer Garner and their three kids – Violet, 11, Seraphina, 8, and Sam, 4 – (not pictured) as they stepped out for an early morning church service.

Later that week, Jen was all smiles as she went makeup-free in a gray sweater for a shopping trip with a friend.

It was recently announced that Ben would no longer be directing the Batman film that he is set to star in as the superhero.

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Ben Affleck Will No Longer Direct 'The Batman'

Ben Affleck has stepped down from directing The Batman, the upcoming solo flick about the superhero.

The 44-year-old actor will remain with the project as a producer and actor, according to Variety.

“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions. Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require,” Ben said in a statement.

He added “Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.”

Ben and Warner Bros. are now looking for a new director for the flick, which is said to start filming this summer.

VIDEO: Ben Affleck Shares That Casey Got the Role 'Manchester by the Sea' After Matt Damon Passed On It

Ben Affleck is sharing some details on his production company with pal Matt Damon!

While being interviewed by ABC‘s Popcorn with Peter Travers, the 44-year-old actor and director shared some information about his production company’s – Pearl Street Films – connection with Manchester by the Sea.

Ben shared that Pearl Street Films helps give Matt and himself the opportunity to create their own work and stories, when they might not be getting work and parts from other production companies.

Ben also shared that Matt was originally supposed to star in the film, but had to pass on the role due to scheduling conflicts.

The role ended up going to Ben‘s younger brother Casey – who is now nominated for an Oscar for his performance in the film!

Watch the clip below.


Also pictured inside: Ben grabbing breakfast with a friend on Tuesday (January 24) in Los Angeles.

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Ben Affleck Finally Reacts to 'Sad Ben Affleck' Meme!

Ben Affleck is finally responding to the “sad Ben Affleck” meme that went viral last year.

“It taught me not to do interviews with Henry Cavill where I don’t say anything and they can lay Simon & Garfunkel tracks over it,” Ben told BBC Radio 1 in an interview when asked what he learned from filming Batman v Superman. “That’s one thing I learned.”

If you missed it, watch Ben do “sad Ben Affleck” after learning the reviews of Batman v Superman.

Pictured inside: Ben and Jennifer Garner arriving separately to church on Sunday (January 22) in Los Angeles. Jennifer is also pictured on Saturday (January 21) running errands.


Ben Affleck Finally Reacts to ‘Sad Ben Affleck’ Meme!

FYI: Ben is wearing Tod’s sneakers.

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