Justice League star Ben Affleck has been through a tumultuous phase – with his stay in rehab and divorce filing that came almost two years after announcing his split from Jennifer Garner. However, the actor is putting all these issues behind him as he is preparing for the next step in life.
According to a Hollywood Life report, the 45-year-old is ready to move on as he wants to focus on his health – after getting treated for alcohol addiction – and enjoy singlehood for the time being.
"Ben is looking forward to remaining healthy from his recent stint in rehab and is looking forward to the single life," a source told the gossip site adding, "He doesn't want to be tied down in a relationship. He wants to date around and enjoy being single for awhile."
According to the gossip website, the Academy Award winner has his priorities straight when it comes to his profession and is reportedly using this opportunity to face his demons. Incidentally, it is going to be one packed-year for Affleck, who will be seen reprising his role as Batman in DC's ambitious project – Justice League.
Affleck has several important roles and responsibilities for the studio, the actor will soon have to engage in the promotions of the ensemble film that is set for a 17 November release. In addition, there is also the solo Batman movie on his plate.
A source claims Affleck wants to "get back to doing some great films both in the directing and acting realm." While the legal separation and the consequent processes might have slowed him down, the actor is "not taking his divorce as a mid life crisis."
Instead, "he is taking it as an opportunity to better himself," the report said.
Affleck and Garner officially filed for divorce earlier this month, though they had announced their break-up as early as June, 2015. Talking about their separation, a source said that the divorce filing was "super amicable".
"They always planned to divorce despite what people said. If you look at their first statement it says divorce not separate," People magazine reported.
Affleck and Garner, however, will continue to co-parent their three children – Violet, 11, Seraphina, 8, and Samuel, 5.