Why Jennifer Garner Took Ben Affleck to Rehab: 'It Was a Crisis Situation'
On Aug. 22, Jennifer Garner took her estranged husband Ben Affleck to a treatment center for his third time
Jennifer Garner wanted to enjoy her last few days of summer by spending time with her three children before they head back to school. But on Wednesday, those plans changed as she ended up taking her estranged husband Ben Affleck to a treatment facility in Malibu.
“It’s very stressful for her,” a source tells PEOPLE. “And also devastating for her to have to stage an intervention in the middle of the afternoon, pretty much in public. But this was a crisis situation.”
The Peppermint star, 46, arrived at Affleck’s Brentwood, California home twice on Wednesday, leaving upset and shaking after the first visit. When Garner returned, she, Affleck and an unidentified woman drove off to the treatment center. On the way, Garner reportedly stopped by a Jack in the Box in the Pacific Palisades.
When they got to Malibu, Garner stayed at the rehab facility for about an hour before driving back home, says another source.
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The Justice League actor’s return to rehab comes just one week after Affleck celebrated his 46th birthday with his kids, and three days after he was seen at a Jack in the Box drive-thru with 22-year-old Playboy model Shauna Sexton.
Then over 15 years later, Affleck announced on Facebook in March 2017 that he again “completed treatment for alcohol addiction.”
Now, “Ben understands how serious his situation is,” the first source says. “He wanted to go to rehab.”