After 10 years of marriage, the actors have decided to divorce. Unfortunately, if you read the tabloids, we saw this coming. There was a moving van at their house a week ago after all.
“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 to Us Weekly on Tuesday, June 30. “This will be our only comment on this private, family matter. Thank you for understanding.”
This comes after a long time of Jennifer staying home with their kids while Ben traveled around the world making films. Sad stuff.
Back in March, the Nine Lives actress revealed that the pair often take turns working so the other could be at home with the kids. “I’ve been home for a long time. It’s my turn and I’m going to go to work this spring,” she told reporters at a Beverly Hills event for her film Danny Collins. “I think I’ll work the spring and summer, maybe the fall too, as long as some of it’s at home.” (That month, Garner and Violet accompanied Affleck to his U.S. Senate hearing in Washington, D.C. He’s since been preparing for his role as Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and has been filming Suicide Squad in Toronto, Canada.)