Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

Hollywood actor Ben Affleck has struggled with alcohol addiction since 2001 and he had recently overcome his addiction by completing rehab in March 2017.

However, the Batman star has reportedly started drinking since Monday, August 20. Following this, he immediately contacted his ex-wife Jennifer Garner for help. Jennifer was seen at Ben's place on Wednesday night along with her bodyguard. She told the paparazzi that "it wasn't a good time" and asked them to leave the house.

"He told Jen everything and was not resistant. He asked her to take him and she wanted to be there for him," an insider told E!News.

She staged an intervention for the Batman star who recently broke-up with Lindsay Shookus, the producer at 'Saturday Night Live'. Following this, he was seen with a 22-year-old playboy model Shauna Sexton.

After the intervention, Jennifer, Ben, and her bodyguard got into the car and headed to a rehab centre. The father-of-three checked into a rehab center in 2001 but he had only completed the rehabilitation around in March 2017. Ben did continue to take treatment as an outpatient but by the looks of it, he fell back into the pit.

The Good Will Hunting star wrote a post on Facebook in March 2017. He said: "I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I've dealt with in the past and will continue to confront. I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be. I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it, and to be a source of strength for anyone out there who needs help but is afraid to take the first step."

He continued, "I'm lucky to have the love of my family and friends, including my co-parent, Jen, who 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."