Losing Control of His Ups And Downs

up and down[Lainey Gossip] It’s hard to stay up. Every time he’s gone up, he’s always come back down. It was thought that that was only because he was young. And now, with children and a devoted wife, he was supposed to be able to hold it together. So far, sure, but just barely.

There were signs before Christmas but, during the holidays, he injured his back on a ski trip. This was not widely disclosed and kept out of the press. Painkillers were prescribed. The big movie was pushed back. Cocktails were consumed in combination at events. No one remembers he actually went to rehab several years ago. Still, so far, he’s functioning. And things are great with his wife. She really tries to take care of him but she’s not always with him.

When he’s out on his own, it gets messy. There have been times lately where he’s been so drunk, he’s the dude passed out on the couch when everyone else has gone home. Either that or he’s the dude who’s all over the tall, attractive model type at the Oscar party that his wife decided to skip. Oh yeah, that happened. It keeps happening. They were talking nose to nose. He gave her the full charm. A “later on” was definitely implied, while everyone around him just shrugged. Because it’s not the first time and it’s not the last time and it’s the secret they’re all expected to keep. Not because he doesn’t love the mother of his children, because he does, he really, really does. But between the pills and the alcohol, he’s losing control of that side of himself that’s been held in check for too long.



Model Type at the Oscar Party (may or may not be famous):

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    • jezzadezza says

      Hmm, Jen and Ben were at the after party together despite his skipping the ceremony.

    • CindyB says

      That is who I was thinking, sadly. Plus the title is “… and Downs”… maybe refers to Downey?

  1. KatarinaJ says

    Obviously Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.

    Was Batman V Superman pushed back?

    Although I just read Affleck skipped the Oscars and met J at the Vanity Fair after party. Maybe she left pretty quickly?

  2. hollywoodvoyuer says

    Ben and Jen Garner- not sure of the model type since there are so many of them fluttering around at the parties.

  3. silver_girl81 says

    I am guessing Matthew Mcconaughey, although I really hope it’s not.
    Wife Camilla Alves.
    Not sure about the model..

  4. josiew25 says

    Ben Affleck and wife Jennifer Garner. Ben went to rehab in 2010. His upcoming big movie batman vs superman had been delayed due to his ski injury (http://batman-news.com/2014/01/17/rumor-ben-affleck-injures-leg-batman-vs-superman-production-delayed/). Clues: “gone” refers to film “gone baby gone” and “gone girl”. Also Lainey dropped a hint recently foreshadowing this blind item in the second paragraph (http://www.laineygossip.com/Jennifer-Garner-joins-Ben-Affleck-at-Oscars-Vanity-Fair-party-after-presenting/29570?celebrityId=17)

  5. exit81 says

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. He didn’t go to the Oscars with her that I saw, but they went The Vanity Fair Party after. This probably happened at one of the less media-covered parties, though. Rumor has it that the reason the Batman vs. Superman movie was pushed back was because Affleck was injured. Don’t know the model.

  6. bumblebea63 says

    My guess:
    Husband: Ben Affleck
    Wife: Jennifer Garner
    Model Type:?
    I know the Superman/Batman movie was pushed back, and he went to rehab in 2001 for alcohol, hence this guess!

  7. tuckerlee123 says

    This screams Ben Affleck to me but the “dude” references make me think of McConaughey

  8. whodunnit says

    Husband: Ben Affleck

    Wife: Jennifer Garner

    Model Type at the Oscar Party (may or may not be famous): Miranda Kerr????

  9. deeshee says

    Husband – Ben Affleck
    Wife – Jennifer Garner
    Model – No clue

    Lainey hinted at this in her Oscar recap. Noted Ben’s tired eyes and said “Keep that in your back pocket for now, ok? I’ll hit you up on this soon and I want you to remember it.”

  10. Frizzle says

    Ben Affleck. Wife: Jennifer Garner. Mode-typel: No idea. Rehab for alcohol in 2001. Multiple kids.

    At first thought RDJ, since he is married and has 2 kids, but kids are from 2 different wives and I doubt anyone has forgotten about his stints in rehab.

  11. collinsalaura says

    Husband: Ben Affleck

    Wife: Jennifer Garner

    However it does say that they both attended the Vanity Fair after party together, so I am not %100…

    Model Type at the Oscar Party (may or may not be famous): Not sure

  12. sunshinestar says

    Ben Affleck. There is a rumor that he injured his back while skiing in Zermett. they are pushing the Batman movie back… not sure about the model type – could be anyone. He really doesn’t deserve the patience and love Jennifer has for him. she has put up with a lot of crap over the years.

  13. elliedee says

    Husband: Ben Affleck
    (rehab in 2001; Batman-News website reported he was injured at Christmas on ski holiday; big movie is Batman sequel)

    Wife: Jennifer Garner

    Model Type: Emily Ratajkowski (at Elton John’s Oscar party)

  14. NotNow says

    Well it’s not Brad because Angie was with him at the After Parties. It’s not Matthew because Camilla was with him. I don’t really have a guess I’m just negating the 2 I instantly thought of lol.

  15. tania says

    Man, I’ve been waiting for this since it appeared on Lainey yesterday!

    Husband: Ben Affleck
    Wife: Jennifer Garner
    Model Type: hm…not sure. Ben doesn’t really have a type (blake lively, strippers). I would guess men want something they don’t already have, so perhaps someone blonde. Maybe Suki Waterhouse? Was out with Brad but who knows. Batman can be a step up.

  16. ccincanada says

    For some reason I keep thinking Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, and not sure about the model.

  17. TeacherKat says

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner? He went to rehab in 2001, and he hurt his back on a skiing trip (and that caused a delay in production for the Superman – Batman movie). I thought Jen went to the Vanity Fair party though. Maybe it was a party after that. As far as the model type – maybe Emily Ratajkowski? They’re in Gone Girl together and she was at the Elton John party so maybe they hooked up? She just broke up with her boyfriend in February. Oh, and Ben looked like sh!t at the Golden Globes this year. I hope he gets help.

  18. ghostrider44 says

    Ben Affleck
    Jennifer Garner
    No idea too many of those types – someone tall if they were nose to nose

  19. devoncarruthers says

    Husband: Ben Affleck

    Wife: Jen Garner

    Model Type at the Oscar Party (may or may not be famous): ?

    Ben went to rehab in 2001. The movie that got pushed back is Batman vs Superman.

  20. raslebol says

    ben affleck/jennifer garner/Blurred Lines’brunette model who acts with Affleck in Fincher’s GONE GIRL

  21. mariaj says

    Duh, Affleck? B Affleck is one of those man that i don’t understand, as in i don’t understand how could they be selfdestructive.I always liked him, i like him physically ( he is one of my ideal type guy), i think he has brain AND is sexy,in my eyes, so, while i may understand his cheating attitude( as long as his wife pass over them, why should i care ?), i don’t get why he lets alcohol, or drugs, or whatever addiction is,take over him.
    NOW, he is back to be successful, has a great, though maybe boring wife, beautiful children, a fullfilling job, yet, he seems unsatisfied…what’s the matter, with him? that’s sad:(

  22. ccattwood says

    This all points to Ben Affleck and Jen Garner, but I thought they were together Oscar night this year…?

  23. Lalizzy says

    Husband: Ben Affleck
    Wife: Jennifer Garner
    In Lainey’s oscar coverage she mentioned how tired Affleck looked at the oscars and said to remember that detail for later.

  24. bellashade says

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner for the husband and wife, no idea on the Oscar Party chick.

  25. Lil Debbull says

    Totally…Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, I’m gonna say Margot whoever from the Wolf of Wall Street.

  26. Naija_girl says

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. Not sure about the model type. But he went to rehab for alcohol back in 2001.

  27. ShhDontTell says

    Husband: Ben Affleck

    1- Did a stint in Rehab in 2001
    2- Batman/Superman just got pushed back
    3- “Leg Injury” was linked to the delay in production for Batman/Superman
    4- Goes for the tall attractive model types….Blake Lively anyone?

    Wife: Jennifer Garner
    Model: Miranda Kerr? (I’m not up to date with models, and it clearly aint Cara, so…)

  28. mrsjaymack says

    My first thought was RDJ, but now I’m thinking Ben Affleck and Jen Garner. Not sure who the model is.

  29. bellethatsees says

    When I read this I immediately thought of Robert Downey Jr, but I couldn’t figure out what oscar party he went to, so I’m not sure. I really hope it’s not him :(

  30. smoolie says

    Husband: Ben Affleck.
    Wife: Jennifer Garner.
    Model Type at Oscar Party: Erin Hamlin U.S. Olympic luge bronze medalist.

  31. leseid2152 says

    I’m so sad to say this is Robert Downey Jr. How terrible. He has been doing so well for so long. His wife is Susan Downey and the model type

    • leseid2152 says

      Not sure but the clue “he’s the dude” a reference to his line in tropic thunder “I’m the dude playin the dude disguised as another dude” or something like that. Def RDJ :(

  32. keeley123 says

    I think this is Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. I have no idea who the model type is.

  33. Talisker says

    Ben Affleck
    Jennifer garner
    Batman vs superman has been pushed back due to Affleck’s ski injury over winter. So sad if he loses a loving family over his behavior. No idea who the model is and let’s face it there’s always a long line queuing up to bag an A lister :-(

    • Talisker says

      karlie kloss for the model? Of all the models attending the VF party (Miranda, Erin heatherton, Heidi Klum, etc) she is both single and the tallest at 185cms to ben’s 192cms hence the ‘nose to nose’ height hint?

  34. hrhfedup says

    Ok, this sounds like Ben Affleck. He’s the new Batman, he was in rehab in 2001 for Alcohol abuse. There was a report in January that he was injured in a skiing accident that delayed the new movie. He’s pretty notorious for cheating. He went to the Vanity Fair party.
    Wife: Jennifer Garner
    Model Type: No way to know.

  35. bbc says

    Ben Affleck
    Jennifer Garner
    Model Type – does not matter.

    This makes me blue. I thought he had gotten past his philandering.

  36. Pantless Wonder says

    Husband – Ben Affleck – he was at Promises Malibu a few years back for alcohol
    Wife – Jennifer Garner

    Model Type – any one that Leo wasn’t interested in

  37. tallzeez says

    The only thought is Ben Affleck. He’s been to rehab a while ago for alcohol dependency and he’s married and has children and other blinds seem to suggest he occasionally does have a drink or two once in a while.

  38. Pinky310 says

    I really think this is Robert Downey Jr, bc he was at the Vanity Fair party alone and the dude is a ref to Tropic Thunder and something about the arrows say iron man

  39. stolidog says

    If this is Ben Affleck, then poor Matt Damon. What he’s had to put up with all these years…

  40. Caligirl says

    Husband: Ben Affleck
    Wife: Jennifer Garner
    “Model type”: No idea whatsoever but she know he’s married so… (trust me he’s not off the hook at all but if he’s drinking and taking meds, his judgment is impaired even if it’s by his own choice to be intoxicated. He needs help battling the addiction itself, not enablers making him feel ok about and helping cover up his poor choices.)

    Very sad, and I really hope Affleck gets help before something terrible happens. We tend to forget these “stars” and “celebrities” are real people first and foremost with real issues. Money and fame does not buy happiness and contentment. I wish the whole family the best because addiction ruins too many lives, and it sure doesn’t care who you are.

  41. annabelle77 says

    Definitely Ben Affleck, wife Jen Affleck, and the model/first time actress Emily Ratajkowski. (Try saying THAT one three times fast!). Ben’s dad had a serious alcohol problem , and Ben unfortunately inherited the same problem. Miss Ratajkowski was the hot nude in Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines video, and-surprise, surprise! her obvious talent led to her being chosen for her very first acting role in Affleck’s movie Gone Girl. I’m sure she’s blowing everyone away in it. I noticed that he’s seemed very dull and out of it at the recent awards shows-really listless and “off”. This explains it. Too bad ; such a waste.