Ben Affeck: Drinking Problem to Blame For Jennifer Garner Split?

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By now, you've probably heard the rumors that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are headed for divorce.

There have been occasional reports to the contrary (mostly from mags that have an interest in maintaining a symbiotic relationship with Bennifer), but at this point, most signs are pointing to Splitsville.

Over the weekend, moving trucks were spotted outside of Ben and Jen's home, and despite their publicists' claims that the couple had to remove some furniture for a remodeling project, it's more than a little suspicious that the trucks arrived just days after rumors of Affleck moving out on Garner hit the tabloid.

Ben Affleck Boozing

So we've established that the actors are probably going their separate ways. The only question that remains is: why?

After all, this was no fly-by-night hookup. Ben and Jen have three kids together and they're calling it quits just weeks shy of their tenth wedding anniversary. Something must have happened to tear them apart, right?

Most sources point the finger squarely at Ben, but no one can agree on exactly what it is that he did.

Some say Affleck cheated with Emily Ratajkowski, or Blake Lively, or pretty much any other female co-star of his over the past decade.

But infidelity tends to result in abrupt splits, and this one seems to be more of slow burn.

So we're more inclined to believe the insiders who say that Ben's vices have been rearing their ugly heads, and Jen tried to stand by her man for years, before eventually getting fed up.

Affleck's struggles with alcoholism are well known and the actor checked into rehab shortly after hitting the big time with Goodwill Hunting.

But as you can see in the pic above (taken at the 2013 Golden Globes) Ben has been back on the bottle for quite some time.

Couple that with Affleck's well-publicized gambling problem, and it's not hard to see why Garner may have felt the need to jump ship. After all, the woman has three young kids to worry about.

We have no way of knowing just how long Ben's been back to boozing, but it a 2004 interview, ex-girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow described Affleck's ideal woman as "anyone who serves cold beer in a bikini."

Yeah, we're guessing that rehab didn't quite take the first time.

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Berkeley, California
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Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt