Ben Affleck’s brother Casey gave a lot of credit to the actor’s former wife and kids as far as his recovery is concerned. As fans know, Ben has been struggling with alcohol addiction for a very long time and he is currently in rehab.
While in attendance at The Old Man and the Gun press day on Saturday, Casey talked to ET, opening up about his brother’s return to rehab.
He also mentioned what a big role his three children and ex-wife Jennifer Garner have been playing in his fight to get sober.
‘Alcoholism has a massive impact on not only the person, but their family too. So, I believe that for his kids’ sake and their mom, as well as for himself, he is trying to do the work and get it together,’ Casey shared with the outlet, adding that both of them ‘come from a long line of alcoholics.’
The man went on to note that ‘Ben is an addict and alcoholic. Most of my grandparents are also alcoholics. My father’s an alcoholic, as bad as you can be, and he has been sober for about 30 years. I have been sober for about 6 years. Ben’s trying to get it together, and it can be a really hard thing to do. He has the resources and time, luckily, to take the time and go to a good facility.’
Jennifer was the one to convince the father of her children to seek help, and she even drove him to rehab herself, something the paparazzi caught on camera!
Casey said that ‘It cannot be easy to have everyone looking at you and taking your picture as you are walking out of an intervention. I do not envy that. I saw my father struggle with it for many years and no one was following him around with cameras and stuff. It is not a great look. But on the other hand, it is nothing to be ashamed of, and it’s good he is taken care of.’