Ben Affleck married Jennifer Garner on June 29, 2005. Ben is forty-two and Jennifer is forth-three years old and they had three children together; Violet, Seraphina and Samuel between of three and nine years of age. Just one day after they celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary they made a decision to file for divorce. People Magazine announced on Tuesday, June 30 that Ben and Jennifer have confirmed they are parting ways.
Both Jennifer and Ben are private people when it comes to their children. They did give a joint statement saying; “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 fact that they both love their three children very much and have made a pact to always be loving parents that will be there for them always is something to be admired especially since they both have deep roots in the celebrity world. Too many times the children take a back seat when couples separate or divorce and Ben and Jennifer don’t want that for their loving children.
The real reason behind their decision to split up permanently is another private matter that they don’t wish to be shared with the public. When they worked together or separately on movies they always took turns making sure that their children always had a parent present and this will also be the case after their divorce is finalized. For some reason their marriage always seemed to be the subject of scrutiny over the years by many people without any viable reason for wondering if their union should be under a microscope.
It has been a sad year for celebrity relationships this year. Aside from Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck calling it quits there were also many others who separated, split up and divorced this year. Some other celebrity break-ups were; Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff, Cody Simpson and Gigi Hadid, Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn, JT Torregiani and Cheryl Burke, Agyness Deyn and Giovanni Eibisi, Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray, Angel Haze and Ireland Baldwin, Christiano Ronaldo and Irinia Shayk, Ariana Grande and Big Sean, Elizabeth Olsen and Body Holbrook, Karina Smirnoff and Jason Adelman, Lara Spencer and David Haffenreffer, Louis Tominson and Eleanor Calder, Michelle Rounds and Rosie O’Donnell, Suki Waterhouse and Bradley Cooper and Torrie Wilson and Alex Rodriguez. Family, friends and fans are saddened at the news and wish both Ben and Jennifer the best that life has to offer them whether they together or apart.