Back in 2012, Ben Affleck cited Matt Damon as one of the main people who helped him get through his addiction struggles. Ben said he had “good friends, I had Matt Damon, I had my brother,” as well as a “nucleus” of great people whom with he surrounded himself.
Recently, the pair won the rights to produce a film on the true-crime story revolving around a police officer who rigged a bi-annual McDonalds Monopoly game seventeen years ago.
It marks the first time they’ve worked on a movie together in over a decade, and also will see Ben directing Matt. As it was previously reported, Affleck went into rehabilitation last week.
A source explained, “Ben was on the verge of a breakdown, and he realized that if he continued on the path, it would only continue to get worse. It’s also why his relationship with Shookus fell apart. His drinking has always been a problem, and he really battles with it.”
Fortunately, as the actor mentioned back in 2012, he has great compatriots by his side including his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner, 46, whom he just finalized his divorce with earlier this week.
According to multiple reports, the actress went to his home along with an addiction therapist so that he would know just how serious it was this time. They then drove to a treatment center in Malibu.
This won’t be the first time Ben has gone to rehab. He attended a clinic back in 2001 as well as in 2017. In 2017, he wrote on his Facebook that he wanted his children to know there was “no shame in getting help when you need it.”
Matt Damon also has his side. A source said to People Magazine that he will always be there for him; “they’ve been friends” for a very long time.
Currently, Damon is working on his latest film, Ford Versus Ferrari, in Los Angeles. As fans of the power-duo know, they first became world-class stars in 1998 when they co-wrote Good Will Hunting and secured an Academy Award.