Ben Affleck has fallen off the wagon and with the help of Jennifer Garner has gone back to rehab for a third time. His return to drinking reportedly led to his breakup with girlfriend Lindsay Shookus. The Justice League star has been sober for the better part of a year but was recently spotted with beer bottles at his house in Los Angeles. Did his drinking drive Shookus away?
Affleck and Shookus have been dating for over a year. They started their relationship in the wake of Affleck’s official divorce with Jennifer Garner, and, until a few weeks ago, their romance appeared stronger than ever.
In fact, Shookus was spotted at Affleck’s home in early August. Their romance, however, changed once Affleck caved to the booze and fell off the wagon.
Affleck appeared to be in pretty bad shape https://t.co/OuQt6YPywc
— Page Six (@PageSix) August 23, 2018
An inside source told Radar Online that Affleck has been acting lazy and careless now that he is drinking alcohol again. He is also hard to be around when he’s drunk and stops caring about his overall appearance. His downward spiral was so bad that Shookus decided enough was enough and hit the road for good.
“His behavior was a big turn off to Lindsay, who prides herself on her work and her motivation for life,” the insider dished.
Although Shookus packed her bags and left, it did not take long before Affleck found a new romance. The actor was recently spotted on a dinner date with Playboy model Shauna Sexton, 22. The two enjoyed a meal together at Nobu and were seen spending time together the next day.
It is not clear if Affleck and Sexton are serious about their romance, but sources say they are both interested in each other.
Jennifer Garner's 'Number One Concern Is the Kids' as She Helps Ben Affleck Go Back to Rehab https://t.co/s3UENApjqq
— People (@people) August 23, 2018
Affleck has been to rehab several times since breaking up with Garner. The Batman V Superman star officially announced his divorce in 2015, though the couple still has not made it final more than two years later. Garner has not commented on Affleck’s relapse. She did, however, stage a dramatic intervention for Affleck this week in an effort to get him the help he needs. Fortunately, Affleck agreed with Garner and decided to go to rehab.
Garner and Affleck were spotted leaving his home in the same car. The two drove to Malibu, where they ate lunch at a Jack in the Box. Affleck reportedly signed into a rehab center shortly after the drive.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner share three children together: Violet, 12, Seraphina, 9, and Samuel, 6. Here’s to hoping Affleck’s latest stint in rehab works out.