ENNIFER GARNER butts in on hubby BEN AFFLECK’S odious addiction!
Jennifer, 39, who gave birth to the couple’s third child, son Samuel, on Feb. 27 – has ordered her handsome husband to kick the habit pronto!
A former pack-and-a-half-a-day smoker, Ben, 39, quit through hypnotherapy treatment shortly before he and Jennifer welcomed their first daughter, Violet, in December 2005.
But friends say he’s had several relapses since then, including a year-long return to smoking after the birth of the couple’s second daughter, Seraphina, in 2009.
Ben has also battled the bottle – doing a stint in rehab for alcohol abuse in 2001 – but he’s had more trouble giving up cigarettes than booze.
“Ben always says he’s his own worst enemy,” one friend revealed. “It’s strange that it’s when he’s had the most blessed events in his life – like the births of his children – that he turns to self-destructive behavior.”