Despite the fact that Ben Affleck‘s rehab facility, The Canyon, is more glamorous than the average vacation resort — yoga, a pool, and world-renowned chef included — the father-of-three is dead serious about his recovery. Even more than his health and career, Ben is terrified that his ex Jennifer Garner will forbid him from seeing their children if he continues down a reckless path of out-of-control drinking.
“He knows that he still has a long way to go on his road to recovery but is looking forward to a fresh start once he’s out,” an insider revealed to Life & Style, adding that the actor will be at The Canyon for an “extended” period of time.
“Ben is 100 percent committed. He promised Jen that once he’s out of rehab, he’ll be a changed man.” As to whether she believes him remains to be seen, but Jen is clearly in full support of his sobriety. In fact, she drove Ben to rehab herself on Aug. 22 after he went on an epic bender.
“Ben was bloated and reeked of booze when Jen showed up to his home,” the insider explained, who added that after Jen brought up how his drinking could hurt Violet, 12, Seraphina, 9, and Samuel, 6. With that, Ben agreed to get help. “They were both in tears. His kids mean everything to him, and he has finally realized that if he doesn’t take control of his addictions, they could end up resenting him for the rest of their lives.”
Not only is it a good thing that Ben decided to get his act together, but also that Jen was there to guide him. “It had gotten to the stage where if Ben hadn’t sought inpatient professional help, he could have died,” the insider said. “He’s lucky Jen came to the rescue.”