Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck: What's the Truth Behind Split Rumors?

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Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have covered the tabloids for weeks, with rumors of a split attaining headline news. In between these headlines are lesser-promoted articles saying the couple is doing just fine.

Does anyone really know what's going on--besides Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck?

Just weeks away from their 10th wedding anniversary, one might expect Jennifer Garner and her hubby would be planning a lavish, romantic getaway.

Us Weekly reported as recently as Wednesday that that's definitely not the case. The publication reports that the couple is in the middle of a 'marriage crisis.'

"Where there's smoke, there's fire," a source tells them of the Jennifer Garner-Ben Affleck split rumors. "The marriage is in trouble."

Those same sources claim the couple's three children--Violet, nine, Seraphina, six, and Samuel, three--are what's holding the two together. Ben Affleck's 'workaholic nature' is said to be the catalyst behind their strife. They have apparently grappled with the issue throughout their entire marriage.

It's sad to see any couple on the brink of a split, but especially difficult in the case of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck. She has worked tirelessly to provide a stable--non-Hollywood--kind of life for their children. She has fought to keep them safe from the paparazzi and out of the celebrity limelight. Is it possible that's not the life Ben Affleck wants?

Of course there are still those other reports that claim things are just fine between the couple. In fact, ET Canada reports they are planning to spend the summer together as a family.

Hopefully the rumors claiming Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are soon to split are false. So few Hollywood marriages survive intact for the length of time they have already achieved.

It would be refreshing to see theirs survive as well.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.