Ben Affleck makes first red carpet appearance since completing rehab

By Hayley Bradbrook

Ben Affleck looked happy and healthy on Wednesday evening (Mar. 29) as he made his first red carpet appearance since leaving rehab. The actor attended CinemaCon in Las Vegas, where he promoted his upcoming Marvel film Justice League.

Earlier this month, the 44-year-old actor revealed in an emotional Facebook post that he recently completed treatment for alcohol addiction.


Ben looked happy and healthy on the red carpet at CinemaCon.

"I've dealt with [alcohol addiction] in the past and will continue to confront. I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be," he announced. "I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it.”

Luckily the father of three has not had to face this difficult battle alone. He has had the “love of [his] family and friends” and has credited his estranged wife Jennifer Garnerwith helping him maintain sobriety. “Jen…has supported me and cared for our kids as I've done the work I set out to do. This was the first of many steps being taken towards a positive recovery."


While Jennifer and the Gone Girl actor announced their separation in June 2015 they have yet to legally file for divorce. Both have insisted that they are putting their children first and are happily co-parenting daughters Violet, 11, Seraphina, 8, and 5-year-old son Samuel.

Jen and Ben are said to be working on their relationship.

A source recently revealed to People that the couple aren’t willing to let go of their love just yet and are considering “giving things another try.” The source goes on to say that the Good Will Hunting actor does not want to lose the love of his life again, as “he is making a big effort to take care of himself.”

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No wonder the Boston native has been in such a great mood lately! E! News reports that Ben is “in a good place” and that the substance abuse program has helped set him on a positive path. “He’s moving in a healthy, balanced direction.”

Ben is not the first actor to come clean on abusing alcohol and other substances. Colin Farrell, Ewan McGregor, Robert Downey Jr., Lindsay Lohan and more A-list celebrities have opened up about their addictions.

Demi Lovato has also been very candid about her battle with depression, substance abuse problems, and eating disorders since leaving treatment in 2012. “Since I went to treatment, there have been days when it's felt really easy, and I've felt great about where I am. But then I have moments when it's not. That's life," she told Seventeen in 2014.

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