Ben Affleck has reportedly checked back into rehab – after finishing a 40-day stint last month in a Malibu clinic.
The 46-year-old double Oscar winner has allegedly admitted to friends that he needs to continue treatment for several more months in the hopes of staying sober.
A source close to the Pearl Harbour actor said: ‘He was going to move out and become an outpatient – but he’s checked back in. He will stay most nights in the clinic.’
Back in: Ben Affleck has reportedly checked back into rehab – after finishing a 40-day stint last month in a Malibu clinic
‘This is not just a disease you cure in one go,’ an insider told the Mirror. ‘Ben has and will always be working hard to get better. He wants to work, see his children and focus on his recovery.’
MailOnline has contacted a representative of Ben’s for comment.
It comes as the Good Will Hunting star finalised his divorce with Jennifer Garner, 46, who he shares children Violet, 12, Seraphina, nine, and Samuel, six with.
The end: It comes as the Good Will Hunting star finalised his divorce with Jennifer Garner, 46, who he shares children Violet, 12, Seraphina, nine, and Samuel, six with
The 13 going on 30 actress was the one to help her struggling ex earlier this year, when she drove him to a rehab facility in August.
Ben – who previously spent time in rehab in 2001 and 2017 – agreed to seek treatment once again following an emotional outburst from Jennifer, who urged him to get help.
Witnesses at the time said she arrived at his Pacific Palisades home in Los Angeles, carrying a bible and accompanied by a lawyer.
Despite their split in 2015, the pair remain close and were seen with their son, Samuel in Los Angeles, last week – a day after a judge signed the final divorce papers.
Sincere: Ben shared a long and heartfelt statement on social media after his 40 day stint
The pair will share legal custody of their children and will have to consult one another regarding all major decisions relating to the youngsters’ health, education and welfare.
Taking to his Instagram account earlier this month, Ben explained that he’d spent 40 days at a treatment centre and was still in outpatient care.
He said in his post: ‘The support I have received from my family, colleagues and fans means more to me than I can say. It’s given me the strength and support to speak about my illness with others.’
Happier times: Despite their split in 2015 (pictured two years prior), the pair remain close
Ben also revealed he was determined to fight his addiction for the sake of himself and his family.
The Gone Girl star shared: ‘Battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle. I am fighting for myself and my family.’
He is believed to have cooled his his relationship with 22-year-old Playboy model Shauna Sexton, as he chooses to focus on his recovery instead.
Glamorous: Ben’s ‘ex’ Shauna Sexton cut a glamorous figure as she visited the Chiltern Firehouse restaurant in London on Saturday
Night out: The model was joined by a mystery male pal for the fun evening out