Ben Affleck was so determined to focus on his recovery in rehab, RadarOnline.com has learned, that he kept his treatment a secret for weeks!
In 2001 when Affleck first entered rehab, his rep David Pollick told ABC News via statement, "Ben is a self-aware and smart man who has decided that a fuller life awaits him without alcohol".
Ben Affleck reunited with Jen Garner and their son Samuel in Brentwood this morning, just one day after announcing that he has completed rehab for alcohol addiction, and the actor must be super grateful that his ex is giving him her full support as he recovers. In his message the actor/filmmaker said he wanted his kids to know there's nothing wrong with reaching out for help, and he also thanked his "co-parent" Jennifer Garner. He's not the villain here, and he really doesn't need any more criticism over what was arguably the right decision to step away from The Batman and seek medical attention. "It was more a 'let me get myself straight, ' before it became a rite of passage". He has nothing to hide and wants his kids to know that he did everything he could to be a better father.
The pair have been separated since announcing their plans to divorce in 2015. "It has become clear that I can not do both jobs to the level they require", Affleck said in a statement at that time.
He is also expected to direct and star in Witness for the Prosecution, based on the Agatha Christie story. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are now looking for a director.
Variety's Justin Kroll was the first to report that "The Batman" won't be starting production until 2018, as he alleged that new director Matt Reeves is committed and contracted to working on "War For The Planet Of The Apes" until June. An official release date for The Batman, written by Affleck and Geoff Johns, hasn't been set.
Affleck's next flick Justice League, about the superhero collective, is due in theaters November 17.