Post-rehab, Ben Affleck is clearly feelin’ good about life.
At CinemaCon, he appeared on the red carpet for the first time since seeking treatment for alcohol addiction alongside his Justice League co-stars, and none of them were taking the photo opp too seriously.
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In fact, Affleck was the only one in the group who posed like a normal A-lister on a red carpet. The rest of them looked like a class photo when it’s time for the “goofy” shot. Jason Momoa has an arm — and a leg — wrapped around the other cast members, and Henry Cavill has a shit-eating grin on his face while he cozies up to Affleck. Affleck looks like he’s doing all he can to keep a straight face — and barely holding it together.
Despite his comparatively stoic appearance on the red carpet, things are going pretty great for Affleck right now. Since he completed his addiction treatment, he’s moved back onto the property he shares with Jennifer Garner, who has called off their divorce for now. They’ve been a little coy about whether they plan to try to reconcile, but they’re definitely co-parenting peacefully and getting along great.
Affleck dropped the bombshell that he had been to treatment for alcohol addiction by writing a statement on his Facebook page.
“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,” he wrote earlier this month. “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. 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.”