Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have finally confirmed the rumors that they were divorcing.
The Hollywood couple, who married in June 2005, announced their split one day after their ten-year anniversary.
Ben and Jennifer have three children together – Violet, nine, Seraphina, six, and son Samuel, three.
In a joint statement, the couple said, “After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce.
“We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time. This will be our only comment on this private, family matter. Thank you for understanding.”
There have been rumors their marriage was over for months now.
In late May, there were several sources reporting Affleck and Garner were on the brink of a $150 million divorce.
The couple attempted to put on a united front for the media, going on public outings with their children. But Ben’s facial expressions made it obvious he was unhappy.
In May, Garner discussed her marriage and said it takes “patience”.
Jennifer told Yahoo, “You just go on a ride together because you don’t know who you’re going to be when you first have a baby and you don’t know who [your partner] is going to be. You have to just hang in there while you figure it out – and have a lot of patience for each other.”
The couple met on the set of 2001 flick Pearl Harbor and went on to star alongside each other in the 2003 film Daredevil.
Years later, Ben admitted he fell in love with Jennifer on the set of Daredevil.
He told Playboy, “That’s where I found my wife. We met on Pearl Harbor, which people hate, but we fell in love on Daredevil.”
They started dating in late 2004 before getting engaged in April 2005, tying the knot just two months later in a private ceremony in the Turks and Caicos while Jennifer was pregnant with their daughter Violet.
Jennifer was previously married to TV actor Scott Foley from 2000 to 2004.
Ben was engaged to Jennifer Lopez after they met on the set of the 2003 film, Gigli. diamond. They suddenly split in 2004.
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