Again in August Ben Affleck checked into rehab for the third time.
The actor has struggled with alcoholism for his whole grownup life, and he sought skilled assist on the urging of his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner, who staged an impromptu intervention at Affleck’s residence earlier than driving him to remedy.
As of late, Ben is out of remedy, and sources say he is totally dedicated to the laborious work of restoration.
After all, meaning Affleck has needed to make fairly a number of adjustments in his life, some purely constructive, others a bit painful.
Within the former class, Ben has gotten again along with Lindsay Shookus, the SNL producer he first began relationship in 2017.
Insiders say Affleck’s consuming interfered with the connection the primary time round, and lately he and Lindsay are happier collectively than ever earlier than.
However after all, not the entire adjustments in Ben’s newly sober life have been as gratifying as his reconciliation with Shookus.
For starters, Affleck has stepped away from his function as Batman with the intention to concentrate on his household and his restoration.
He does so with the doubtful distinction of being the one actor to don the cape and cowl with out starring in a standalone movie (all of Affleck’s appearances as Batman had been in ensemble items that functioned as installments in an current franchise).
However Affleck’s been in Hollywood lengthy sufficient to know that tasks do not at all times work out as deliberate, and he probably wasn’t too damaged up concerning the finish of his tenure in Gotham.
Nevertheless, the truth that his oldest friendship has begun to fizzle — that might not be sitting so properly with the artist previously often called Batfleck.
Sure, in response to Star journal (so take this one with many grains of salt), Matt Damon finds it laborious to hang around with Ben now that his former “consuming buddy” has dried out.
“It’s not like Matt’s getting drunk and getting within the automobile – he likes to drink responsibly,” a supply tells the tabloid.
“However his consuming has completely restricted the period of time he can spend with Ben, who’s making an attempt to guide a sober life.”
The insider provides that Damon prefers to celebration with Chris Hemsworth lately as a result of the Aussie actor enjoys knocking again a number of Foster’s.
“[Hemsworth] by no means turns down an opportunity to celebration together with his bros,” the tipster provides.
“Matt likes hanging with Chris as a result of he doesn’t have to fret. Being round Ben means he can’t even take pleasure in a beer.”
Not surprisingly, sources near Damon deny this account.
One rep tells Leisure Tonight that Matt is a “very loyal, secure and grounded good friend who solely desires success and happiness for Ben.”
Yeah, on condition that Damon’s a 48-year-old father of three with a repute as a good man, we discover it laborious to imagine that he would lower off Ben simply because the 2 of them cannot drink collectively anymore.
Apart from, we’re positive each Bostonians completely able to getting all labored up about Tom Brady’s GOAT standing whereas stone sober.