Jennifer Garner appeared to be in good spirits while out and about in LA on Thursday, just one day after she took ex Ben Affleck to rehab. Even though Ben and Jen are no longer together, according to TMZ, the actress reportedly staged an intervention so that Ben could get help for his alcohol addiction. “Ben was having a really tough time,” E! News reported. “He continues to battle addiction. He reached out for help this week. He told Jen and was not resistant. He asked her to take him and she wanted to be there for him.”
Jen was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame earlier this week, and despite the fact that her family was in town, she remained by Ben’s side and supported him. “Jen had family in town and a lot going on but she was well aware of what was going on,” E! News explained. “She saw the photo of the alcohol being delivered to his house and knew he was home all day and that was the breaking point. Jen told the kids that Ben is sick and needs help from a doctor. She is open and honest with them. It’s extremely sad and disappointing that this has happened again, but she will continue to be there for him and not turn her back. She feels like she can’t do that to her kids and that she wants him to be in their lives.”
This marks Ben’s third time in rehab. He first entered rehab for alcohol addiction in 2001 and then again in 2017. Ben and Jen have three kids together, son Samuel and daughters Violet and Seraphina.
Ben recently called it quits with girlfriend Lindsay Shookus after dating on and off since 2015. The actor has since been spending time with Playboy model Shauna Sexton, and Jen is apparently neither pleased nor surprised by the news.