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It had not been going quite well with actors Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner for almost a year. The couple had been trying to mend things over the entire year however, things have finally ended. Ben Affleck and Jennifer have officially filed a divorce petition on Thursday! Let us get into the details!
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have finally taken the first step to ending their 10 years long marriage this Thursday when they filed a divorce petition in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The divorce papers have cited the reason for divorce as irreconcilable differences. They have also taken joint custody of their children.
Both Ben and Jennifer have identical filings and have not used attorneys.
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck met each other on the sets of Pearl Harbor and Daredevil. They privately got married on 29th June 2005 in Turks and Caicos. Eventually, they went on to have three children, Violet Anne, Seraphina “Sera” Rose Elizabeth, Samuel “Sam” Garner.
However, in June 2015 the couple broke up and showed their intention in getting divorced. All the rethinking and efforts to rekindle the relationship did not help.
During their break-up, Garner and Affleck said in a joint statement that they would “go forward with love and friendship” and would take care of their children as always. They shared that their commitment was in parenting their children and that they would like to add nothing further in the private matter.
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Ben has been in a relationship with many actresses till date. He was in a relationship with Gwyneth Paltrow in 1997. He then got engaged to Jennifer Lopez but their relationship lasted only eighteen months.
Ben Affleck has always been on the top of the list for the tabloids. Affleck, a two-time Oscar winner had been the subject of controversy for his relationship with singer Jennifer Lopez. Also, he has always been on the radar for his alcoholism and gambling problems. Also, last month this year, Ben announced that he had completed his treatment for alcoholism. Now, Ben has yet again dropped himself in front of the tabloids for more scrutiny!
Ben has always been very protective of his children and has even called for a legislation to blur out the pictures of his children in any paparazzi published photos. Ben and Jennifer have been great parents to their children and will remain to do the same.