American actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck and actress Jennifer Garner confirmed their marriage disintegration with Jennifer Garner initiating a divorce filing process. They confirmed about getting divorced in June 2015. The couple jointly released a statement that said “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 love story took shape after they worked together on ‘ Pearl Harbor’ (2001) and ‘ Daredevil’ (2003) followed by dating in 2004 finally being hitched in 2005 in a private ceremony. In recent past, Affleck appreciated Garner on social media for her support in taking care of their children while he was recovering from alcohol fixation.
He wrote on Facebook “I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront. I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be. I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it, and to be a source of strength for anyone out there who needs help but is afraid to take the first step. I’m lucky to have the love of my family and friends, including my co-parent, Jen, who has supported me and cared for our kids as I’ve done the work I set out to do. This was the first of many steps being taken towards a positive recovery.”
The pair is currently negotiating a financial settlement and divorce could be finalized in the next few months.