Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner to divorce

July 8, 2015

After a decade of what appeared to be wedded bliss, movie stars Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner revealed plans to end their marriage. On June 30, 2015, the couple gave a joint statement regarding their hard decision, and emphasized that they plan to continue to co-parent their children, ages 3, 6 and 10. They asked for respect and privacy during this challenging time and stated they will maintain their friendship.

Media reports were that the couple had been separated for a few months. Garner reportedly planned to pursue her acting career as a source confirmed that she had placed her acting on hold in order to focus on her family and her relationship with Affleck.

Another source indicated that the couple had been struggling for some time. The announcement of their divorce just served to solidify the rumors. A third source agreed that the pair was breaking up and expressed their sadness at the end of the marriage, especially when considering their children. Further reports indicated that the couple plans to seek mediation to resolve pending matters in the relationship.

Affleck had previously spoken of how Garner brought stability to him after he broke up with Jennifer Lopez in 2004. He admitted that she supported him as he moved forward in Hollywood with additional acting and directing projects. Garner was just as vocal in her appreciation of Affleck and what he brought to her life. The couple met while they worked together on the movie “Daredevil,” released in 2003.

Paparazzi photographed them at a Los Angeles farmer’s market on June 14 with their children. Affleck posted on social media on June 27 while Garner was seen at a children’s hospital on June 26 as she prepared for an upcoming movie.

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