When it comes to Hollywood couples, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are one of the most solid. But then again, we thought that about Gwyneth and Chris Martin too, didn't we? So you never know what's going on behind the scenes. And according to a new report, there's a lot going on behind the scenes of Ben and Jen's fairy-tale marriage. Like the fact that Ben may be a gambling-a-holic!
According to Star magazine, Ben was kicked out of yet another casino, the second in three months, after he was identified as an "advantaged player" by casino honchos. Apparently this time he was at the Caesar Windsor Casino in Ontario, playing in the high stakes game, when he was escorted off the property. And apparently he didn't look his best to play. A source says:
Ben walked in and went straight to the card games. His hair was a disaster, and he looked like a mess! He sat down and played for roughly 20 minutes before security heard he was there. They made the dealers stop what they were doing and asked him to leave ... He seemed really frazzled like he had just lost a ton of money. He was smoking a cigarette and his head was down in his arms. When he sat up his eyes looked bloodshot, like he’d been there all night!
Yikes. How Ben got to be so good at blackjack isn't for me to say -- I'm just here to gossip about his marriage, people. According to another insider, Jen was "mortified" when Ben got banned from a casino in April and thinks his gambling is totally out of control. The source claims:
Everything has really gone downhill since then.
I hope Ben doesn't risk losing his beautiful family so he can flip some cards around on a table. But gambling can be a serious addiction. Sure, if he loses hundreds of thousands of dollars, the pair still won't be in debt. But if he keeps doing it, they might! Besides, why not give that money to a charitable foundation?
If any of this is true, Jen must be stunned to learn that she married a guy with this kind of problem. I hope he gets some help.
Meanwhile, no one play with Ben, cause he's got some serious tricks up his sleeve!
Do you think he has a problem?
Image via Getty Images