Actors Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner announce plans to divorce

They have been separated for over six months

Reuters July 01, 2015
They have been separated for over six months. PHOTO: USMAGAZINE

Hollywood A-list couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced plans to divorce, a day after their 10th wedding anniversary.

"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," the couple said in a joint statement.

Oscar-winning Affleck, 42, and Garner, 43, starred together in the 2003 superhero film Daredevil and were married in 2005 and have three children, all under the age of 10.

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They have been separated for over six months, a source with knowledge of the situation told Reuters.

Rumors of the separation were fueled by tabloid publications that reported moving vans were spotted near the couple's Southern California home earlier this month.

Affleck has enjoyed a recent wave of success, with his 2012 film Argo winning the best picture Oscar and more recently, his 2014 thriller Gone Girl becoming a box office hit.

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Garner has starred in films such as Dallas Buyers Club and Disney's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day in recent years.