Ben Affleck has woken up to discover his personal antics have left his career — and sobriety — on life support! He’s suffered a barrage of bad press since cheating with his children’s nanny and blowing up his marriage to Jennifer Garner!
Plus, there have been reports of flings with hookers, massive gambling debts and his uncomfortable association with alleged-sex-abuser Harvey Weinstein. Now the Oscar winner’s fans are staying away from his movies in droves!
“Ben’s terrified that he’s turned off both the public and the producers he needs to hire him!” a source told The National ENQUIRER. It’s been a rapid fall from grace since his Best Picture Oscar for the 2012 Iran hostage thriller, “Argo.”
Since then, his movies have largely tanked — from two badly reviewed Batman movies to the flop 2016 drama “Live by Night.” Shockingly, Ben was caught buying bottles of booze with new galpal Lindsay Shookus just months after completing his latest stay in rehab!
And Ben’s bracing for a $190 million divorce battle with estranged wife Jen — including a possible custody battle over their three pre-teen kids. Now he’s planning to turn his attention to small independent films.
“He feels like he’s maxed out on big-budget films and can rebuild his credibility with indie flicks,” said the source. “It would also give him more time to focus on rebuilding his relationship with his kids.”