BEN Affleck told ex-wife Jennifer Garner that he was desperate to be a “better man” as she drove him to rehab.
The Batman star was taken to a treatment facility by the actress earlier this week after he apparently hit rock bottom.
The actor, 46, made a vow to Jennifer – with whom he raises three kids – to clean up his actor as she staged an intervention at his £15million Hollywood mansion.
A source told the Sunday Mirror: “Ben insisted he wanted to change his ways for the sake of their children.”
The former couple are parents to Violet, 12, Seraphina, 9, and Samuel, 6.
It comes amid US reports Ben was “dumped by girlfriend Lindsay Shookus because she needed to let him hit rock bottom”.
People magazine reports that Lindsay – a producer on US TV show Saturday Night Live – made the decision to “step aside” when the Batman continued to struggle with his demons.
A source told People: “Lindsay had been supporting Ben’s sobriety and going to meetings with him.
“She had him in meditation and they were doing it together.
“His recovery was something that was very important to both of them.
“It was very hard for her to break up with Ben, but she knew he wasn’t getting better and that it was time for her to step aside.
“She was trying to stay as close to him as possible so that he would stay on the right path, but ultimately it just wasn’t possible. She knew she had to let him hit bottom,” the source told People.
“All she wanted was for him to be happy and healthy. It was a difficult choice but the right one.”
Meanwhile, Ben and Jennifer – who announced they were going their separate ways in June 2015, before filing documents two years later – are now reported to have settled their divorce.
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Their final settlement will be filed with the court after Ben leaves the Los Angeles rehab facility, The Canyon, where he recently checked in.
A source told TMZ that “the couple have agreed how to split their property and earnings” from their 12-year marriage.
Jennifer and Ben were recently sent a legal warning by the court for “dragging their feet” over their divorce.
The Los Angeles Superior Court told the former couple that their case is not completed because the final judgement hasn’t been entered and it could be dismissed in its entirety.
The court is said to have told them: “If you fail to take the appropriate steps in your case, the court may dismiss your case for delay in prosecution.”
However, TMZ reports that the divorce was delayed due to Ben’s intermittent relapsing over the past 18 months.
One Ben leaves rehab, the pair are expected to sign the agreement and file it with the courts.
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Source : https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/7103395/ben-affleck-better-man-jennifer-garner-rehab/