After battling addiction and remaining sober for over a year, actor Ben Affleck went off track on Halloween night. As per reports, the Batman star was spotted on video drunkenly stumbling outside a charity Halloween party. Affleck was also spotted at a Los Angeles casino playing poker at 1 am and winning USD 1,500, Page Six reported. The Caped Crusader, who battled alcoholism, had sought treatment and checked himself into rehab for a third time last year and since completing his stay, Ben had so far managed to stay clean.
Apart from being spotted in an inebriated state, the actor was also seen with musician Katie Cherry sitting by his side at the poker table. Affleck who has struggled with addiction issues was snapped heading to ex-wife and actress Jennifer Garner’s house. When quizzed by the paparazzi about his Halloween night, the actor confessed that he was indeed drunk. He told the paps, “It’s a slip but I’m not going to let it derail me.”
A source close to the actor told Page Six, “Ben has acknowledged he’s going to slip up from time to time … it was never as if this was simply behind him.” Just last week, the actor made headlines for using a dating app to find love. As per reports, Affleck has turned to celeb-friendly app to find dates and is relying on it to get a good partner. In fact, he also confirmed it on Instagram a few days ago by writing, “HA, you got me. I’m dating,” before making an appeal for a social cause.