Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Divorcing After 10 Years of Marriage

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have split, PEOPLE confirms.

The couple were married for 10 years, having marked their anniversary on Monday.

“After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce,” the couple tells PEOPLE 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.”
Garner, 43, and Affleck, 42, intend to seek mediation, says a source close to the couple.

The two are parents to three kids: Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3.

The couple often enjoyed family time together at home in Los Angeles where they were frequently spotted on carpool, coffee and after-school activity outings with their brood.

But their marriage was also the subject of scrutiny over the years.

In a 2014 interview with InStyle, Garner spoke of the couple’s “mindful” marriage, noting that their relationship was no longer in the “courtship” phase – but that she was fine with it.

http://www.people.com/article/ben-affleck-jennifer-garner-split

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