Yesterday, one day after their 10 year wedding anniversary, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have announced their intentions to get a divorce
The seemingly perfect Hollywood couple have decided to call it quits. Ben and Jen originally met while filming Pearl Harbor and then stared together in Dare Devil, which sparked their romance. Although divorce is never easy, especially for kids, there appears to be a lot of love and attention being given to make this an amicable split. The couple stated: “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. This will be our only comment on this private family matter. Thank you for understanding.”
The couple have been having relationship challenges for the past few years. They were seeking help from a counselor and many suggest that they stuck it out as long as the did for the sake of their three children. Their kids Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3 will be ‘co-parented’ going forward after the split. The divorce has not yet been finalized but they are working with a mediator at this time.