The couple originally announced their split in 2015.

Ben Affleck announced on Instagram today that he completed his third stint in rehab, and it’s expected that his divorce from Jennifer Garner will be finalized sooner rather than later.

Recently, Jennifer filed a request in a Los Angeles court to have a retired judge be the designated judge in her divorce case. According to E! News, this will accelerate the process. The judge’s appointment only lasts until March 1 or the final divorce settlement, whichever comes first. They actually reached a settlement in August, but a source told E! it wouldn’t be finalized until Ben was out of rehab.

Ben will reportedly continue outpatient care now that he’s done with his 40-day rehab stay. He got help for alcohol addiction for the first time in 2001 and then again in 2017.

“With acceptance and humility, I continue to avail myself with the help of so many people and I am grateful to all those who are there for me,” he wrote. “I hope down the road I can offer an example to others who are struggling.”

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Source: Cosmopolitan