Bennifer is no more and this comes as a real shock! After being married for 10 years, Ben Affleck and his wife, Jennifer Garner have reportedly filed for divorce. The couple are parents to Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3.
The celebrity couple have been in the news for quite sometime for their marriage and according to various sources, the couple saw this coming for a while. Jennifer and Ben announced their decision to divorce on Tuesday, a day after their 10th wedding anniversary!
In a statement to DailyMail, 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."
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News of troubles in their married life first emerged when Ben won an Oscar for directing Argo in 2014. "Jen wanted to bring the kids to visit him [on set] that summer, and he said no," a source told OK! magazine in May.
"This turned into a very big rift because it was another two months before he came home and saw anyone." The actress celebrated her birthday on April 17th alone while Ben was spotted solo in Canada without wearing his wedding ring!
According to a neighbour, Ben and Jen lived separate lives for years! "They had good times when they were living in Brentwood and hanging at Matt [Damon]'s house," an insider told the New York Daily News in late May. "Things were definitely a lot more upbeat and optimistic then. Now there's friction and tension between them. They're like two ships passing in the night."
"Ben only likes things his way or no way," NY Daily News' insider said. "He's as stubborn as a mule. He's not exactly flexible. He is prone to moodiness when he doesn't get his way. Dealing with him is not a walk in the park."
Rumours of separation started flooding heavily in May. "[They've] had problems from the very beginning," Us Weekly reported in May, due to Ben's "workaholic" nature. Another reason was his vices especially gambling which created problems in their marriage.