The 42-years-old Ben Affleck and the 43-year-old Jennifer Garner, the divorce of which became known at the end of May month, announced officially that took the decision to part. The announcement of the spouses was made in day important for them – ten-year wedding anniversary.
“After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce,” the couple tells PEOPLE in a joint statement. “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”, said the actors in an interview.
As it turned out, in the last two years, the spouses were trying to save the marriage and were attending a family psychologist. However, this did not help: 10 months already, Affleck is living in hotels, and Garner with the kids – in their common home in Brentwood, from where the actor already has brought his belongings.
Why did the one of the strongest couples in Hollywood split up? The tabloids brought different reasons: Affleck’s infidelity, his addiction to gambling, because of which he became a hero of scandals, the fatigue of spouses who were keeping warm relationship in the family for their children’s sake.
The friends of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner state that they wanted to divorce without scandals and long court actions. They are expecting to share the belongings, estimated at $150 million and also to share custody of their children.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner met in 2001 on the set of the movie “Pearl Harbor”, and two years later, they participated in another common project “Daredevil”. The actors started to date only in 2004, after the actor’s break up with Jennifer Lopez. Affleck and Garner got married in 2005. The couple have three children: Violet, 9 year-old, Seraphina, 6-year-old, and Samuel, 3-year-old.