Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck Announce They Are Divorcing After Ten Years Together

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Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are getting a divorce. Rumors of a split have swirled for months, and the couple finally made an official announcement as to the status of their marriage earlier on Tuesday.

"After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce," the two said in a joint statement to E! News. "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."

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are the parents of three young children. Violet is nine, Seraphina is six, and Samuel is just three years old. Ben and Jen just marked their tenth anniversary earlier in June.

A moving truck was spotted at Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's home several days ago, which further fueled the ongoing divorce rumors. As recently as May, however, the two still denied that a split was in the cards.

The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star alluded to tension in his marriage to Jennifer Garner all the way back in 2103. During his Oscars acceptance speech for his role in Argo, he addressed his wife in the audience.

"I want to thank you for working on our marriage for 10 Christmases. It's good. It is work but the best kind of work and there's no one I'd rather work with."

Are you surprised to learn these rumors about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner splitting up have proved true? Did you think they might be one of those Hollywood couples to truly withstand the test of time?

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.