Washington DC: After a lot of speculations, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have made it official that they are indeed getting divorced. Garner and Affleck will have the joint custody of their kids, Violet, 9; Seraphina, 6; and Samuel, 3, TMZ reported. They added that they will be going forward with “love and friendship” for each other and committed to “co-parenting their children”, whose privacy they want people to respect, especially during this very hard period in their lives. But all seemed well in the world of Jen and Ben when they were seen on a family trip with their kids at a farmer’s market earlier in June. “Thank you for understanding”, they said.
According to a source close to the couple, Garner, 43, and Affleck, 42, are willing for mediation. They’ve both offered moments of pretty blunt honesty about their marriage over the years.
In recent weeks, the couple’s troubled marriage was making headlines, with reports the two were arguing and spending time apart.
Affleck has only been married once, but former high-profile partners have included Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lopez – the couple were known as Bennifer.
Ben met Jennifer in 2001, while working together on “Pearl Harbor“, but things between them didn’t heat up until they did the critically panned “Daredevil” in 2003.
Even though Garner and Affleck are now breaking up, the pair used to be photographed engaging in lovey-dovey moments on the red carpet and in public.
A source told OK! Coincidentally this news broke out post the 10th wedding anniversary of one of the most loved couple in Hollywood.
The series was won by Affleck’s team, the Boston Red Sox, and Garner later credited the championship for their marriage.
Last year, Garner told InStyle, “When we had our first [child], we had only been together a year”. “You can’t expect to be courted all the time, and I don’t want to court him right now; I don’t have the energy!”
‘It is work but it’s the best kind of work and there is nobody else I would rather do that kind of work with.’.
Ben Affleck credited Jennifer with the revival of his career in a December 2013 interview.