Affleck’s rehab stint began weeks after he and SNL producer Lindsay Shookus split after a year together and days after he was spotted out with Playboy model Shauna Sexton a couple of times.
“Ben had been content in his relationship with Lindsay, but the travel became a lot to deal with,” another source had recently told E! News. “They talked about Lindsay moving to LA but it wasn’t going to happen. They tried hard to make it work but with their families on both coasts it was tough to have a consistent relationship. This put a strain on Ben and he started drinking again.”
Another insider told E! News, “Ben was doing well for the last few months and very committed to his sobriety. But recently he started to slip up and began drinking again. He wrapped his movie and had some downtime. This week, he was heavily drinking alone at home and with the Playboy model.”
Affleck will remain in rehab for at least 30 days, the insider said.