One of Hollywood’s most beloved couples is splitting up. On Tuesday, People Magazine confirmed that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are getting a divorce.
“After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce,” the couple said 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.”
The couple, who just passed their 10-year anniversary on Monday, have three kids together: Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3. TMZ reports that both Affleck and Garner are splitting up on good terms and will share joint custody of their children after their divorce is finalized.
Over the years, Affleck and Garner have taken turns working so that one of them could stay home with the kids. With this type of supportive arrangement, it’s no surprise the two will remain friends.
While accepting the Best Picture Oscar for his film “Argo” in 2013, Affleck spoke highly of his wife and their marriage. “I want to thank you for working on our marriage for 10 Christmases,” he said. “It's good. It is work but the best kind of work and there's no one I'd rather work with.”
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