Among the news of his relapse into alcohol, the actor will spend Christmas with his ex-wife, who always comes back for support

With the Christmas holidays just around the corner, Ben Affleck prepares for these family moments with the help of his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner. She always comes back to ask for help and support in her ongoing battle against alcoholism and these dates are no different. “There is a lot of love between us and I do not want her to be alone,” the actress said at the end of November in a meeting with EL PAÍS in Los Angeles. “We will be together with our [three] children and celebrate a very special Christmas. We get along really good. We are friends and we can manage to enjoy these days, “added the interpreter.

Affleck has never hidden his problems with alcohol, an addictive behavior that comes from family and that he confessed publicly for the first time in 2001, shortly before his 29th birthday. Their presence these days in the vicinity of a rehabilitation center has caused many to speak of a relapse like the one that has already suffered this year on two occasions (in March and September) , but sources close to the 45-year-old interpreter have assured People magazine, which is only about support visits in a continuous and long-term process to achieve self-control.

A fight in which Jennifer Garner is still at her side. The actress has been photographed these days with her children Violet, 12, Seraphina (8) and Sam (5), after leaving the church she frequents in Pacific Palisades, near her residence in Los Angeles. A snapshot that took place before meeting the actor in Malibu, where the director had also eaten with his mother, Chris. “She supports me and takes care of our children while doing what I have to do,” stressed the director and protagonist of Argo in a personal message that posted on his Facebook last Marchafter completing a new rehabilitation treatment. “We all know that it is a charm,” the actress added to this newspaper to know the flattery that her ex-husband had given her, thanking her unconditional support. “We both agree completely when it comes to raising our children together and with love. There is a lot of love between us, “he said. Your recipe for the Christmas menu? “Probably handmade homemade lasagna with bechamel. Or maybe a good cut of meat, “added playful Garner, who likes to cook for his family, in which he continues to include Ben Affleck.

Despite all this love, Affleck and Garner separated in 2015 and finally filed their divorce papers last April . Since then, the new Batman has kept a low profile but has not hidden the presence of a new love in his life, the producer of SNL Lindsay Shookus, 37, with whom he shares a luxurious apartment in New York when the actor is in the city. However, the absence of Affleck was recently noticed at the wedding of the sister of Shookus in Buffalo (USA) although, according to different media, it was due to a family affair that claimed his presence in Los Angeles, where he lives near Garner and his children.