Most of us were rather surprised to learn Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were divorcing, even after rumors had swirled for months.
Now it’s being reported that Ben couldn’t keep it in his pants and that Jennifer finally had enough!
The actor, 42, has been hit by allegations he cheated on his wife on numerous occasions during their 10-year-marriage.
Insiders revealed that tensions grew between the couple because of Ben’s problems with gambling, alcohol, and apparently other women.
Garner, 43, felt she had no choice but to leave the Batman star after years of issues.
The actor reportedly had a talk with his wife, admitting he had not been ‘committed to the marriage in the last few years’.
Affleck’s womanizing ways was a major factor in Garner’s decision, with an insider saying, “There comes a time when enough is enough.”
We think the first time would have been enough for us!
An additional source was more blunt, stating, “The reason they split is because of Ben’s drinking and his infidelities”.
As we all know, often drinking and cheating go hand-in-hand. Most people don’t make the wisest choices when intoxicated.
The mother-of-three put her career on the back-burner in recent years to care for their children, while Affleck was going from project to project working with beautiful co-stars.
One source said Ben would at times admit he had cheated and beg for forgiveness to give him another chance.
A source close to Ben said of the cheating allegations, “We are yet to see any facts. He’s a dedicated father and family guy. He’s never not been dedicated to his family and the fact he is in Atlanta now with the kids is an example of that”.
The insider adds, “There are two sides to every split.”
People in Ben’s corner claim he was “never perfect enough” no matter how hard he tried.
In addition to Ben’s cheating, his drinking has been spiraling out of control in recent years.
After a rehab stint for alcohol dependency in 2001, the Town actor was virtually sober throughout his marriage to Garner but insiders say started hiding his drinking from his wife.
His boozing was rather embarrassing in 2014 when Jennifer had to try and drag him home from an Oscars party after he got wasted.
Affleck made headlines for getting banned from blackjack tables at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas after being caught counting cards.
He was also spotted at various Detroit casinos gambling the night away as he stayed in the state during filming of Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice.
A source close to Jennifer said Ben “had a habit of going missing in Vegas for days at a time.”
The couple, who met on the set of Pearl Harbor in 2001 before falling in love during the filming of 2003’s Daredevil, were married in June 2005 while the actress was already pregnant with Violet.
After weeks of speculation about their marriage being on the rocks, Affleck and Garner confirmed the divorce news on June 30.
The joint statement read, “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.”
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