For several months now, there have been rumors of tension and infidelity in the marriage between Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.
Sources say Affleck has been drinking heavily and gambling compulsively during the filming of his new movie, Batman v Superman.
Garner eventually stopped visiting the set as a result.
Now, in an apparent effort to escape both his marital troubles and his worsening addictions, Affleck has reportedly taken off for Canada.
The goal? To find solace at a Buddhist monastery.
Radar Online is reporting this morning that Affleck ditched Garner on her birthday recently (April 17) and has been AWOL ever since.
Witnesses in Nova Scotia say the father of three has been seen in public without his wedding several times in the past few weeks.
"Ben is in the grips of a midlife crisis," says one insider. “He’s trying to figure out what he wants out of life, and find a path back to being a good husband.
“He’s on a ‘self discovery’ mission, and talking through his marital issues. He’s at a crossroads,” says the source of the current situation.
Garner reportedly tracked Affleck down in order to offer him a warning:
“Jen was worried enough that she dropped everything and flew to Canada to give Ben an ultimatum,” said the insider of the star couple.
“Jen said she’d give him one more chance to clean up his act.”
"The next few months are going to be a real test. Ben’s going to have to be on his best behavior to prove to Jen he’s a completely changed man.”
“The bottom line is that Jen can’t trust Ben..."
We're guessing to Jen, bailing on her birthday, ditching his ring and hiding out in a Canadian monastery are not the most encouraging signs.
Will we soon be dropping Ben and Jen from our list of celebrity couples who always make us believe in love? Should we already? TBD.