‘He’s In A Dark Place Now’ — Ben Affleck’s Best Friends Struggling To ‘Protect’ Him Post-Split

Publicly, Ben Affleck is relying on his acting skills to appear he’s weathering his split from Jennifer Garner just fine — but behind the scenes he’s a total mess.

Now RadarOnline.com has learned that Affleck is leaning on his buddies, actor Matt Damon and agent Patrick Whitesell, to get him through these tough times.

“They have formed a tight circle of protection around Ben and are determined to keep him from a full-on breakdown,” an insider tells Radar.

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