Ben Affleck who had previously been in a clinic in 2001 and December 2017 - reportedly agreed to enter a facility to get help with alcohol addiction following an intervention by his former wife Jennifer Garner.
The 'Alias' actress was seen looking "tearful and shaking" as she visited Ben, 46, at his Pacific Palisades home on Wednesday afternoon, and shortly afterward she drove him to a live-in facility in Malibu.
A source told to the media “Jen is proud of the strides he’s made, but some of his friends were worried he might be taking some steps backward and could be on a slippery slope.
“Ben Affleck wants nothing more than to get sober for his kids, for Jen and also for his career. He realizes the dangers of what he could lose in life if he doesn’t stick to the programme, and dedicate himself to these big changes.” The two-time Oscar winner has been open about his battles in the past as he sought help in 2001 and 2017.
According to reports, Jennifer decided to take action two days ago after a disheveled-looking Ben was pictured taking a delivery of alcohol a few days ago. The source added: "Sadly, he seemed to be putting himself in some unhealthy situations for someone who has plans to sustain a sober life.
"Ben was back to staying out late and hanging with his old crowd. Just the other night he was out late with a group of old friends and lots of women, all who were partying up a storm. It's truly worrisome for those who have seen him fall off the wagon in the past. The bottom line is he was going out again and hanging out with drinkers, and it seems to have all happened too quickly.
"Lindsay was a huge support to Ben and he was doing really well. She truly helped him with his sobriety and Jen loved that he had a steady situation. Lindsay thought they had a future together, and she was a positive influence on him, but he felt tied down."