In today’s celebrity based news that’ll make you question whether there’s such thing as love anymore, rumours are rife that Hollywood dream couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are reportedly planning to divorce after nearly ten years as of marriage. So that’s depressing.
The couple, who married in 2005 and share children Violet, nine; Seraphina, six; and Samuel, three, have already separated, according to the Enquirer, and heading for a $150million divorce.
The couple were married for 10 years, having marked their anniversary on Monday.
“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.”
Both OK! Magazine and National Enquirer have reported earlier that the pair’s relationship is on the brink of collapse.
The website also suggest that Affleck, 42, is wanting an official announcement ahead of the duo’s 10th wedding anniversary so that media attention will have died down before he starts promoting upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice.
Another insider told the publication: ‘Jen has actually been preparing herself emotionally for this divorce for some time.
‘She sees a therapist to learn how to cope with the divorce, and how to deal with the kids after they split. She’ll take custody of them.’
The couple sparked a friendship on the set of 2001 flick Pearl Harbor and went on to star alongside each other in the 2003 film Daredevil.
Years later, Ben admits he fell in love with Jennifer on the set of Daredevil – which was filmed over summer 2002 – in an interview Playboy: ‘That’s where I found my wife. We met on Pearl Harbor, which people hate, but we fell in love on Daredevil.’
They started dating in late 2004 before getting engaged in April 2005, marrying two months later in a private ceremony in the Turks and Caicos while Jennifer was pregnant with their daughter Violet.