Things haven’t been going well for movie star Ben Affleck this year. Now, the latest news indicates that Ben Affleck and his wife of ten years, Jennifer Garner, have decided to divorce. The reason? Many say it was because of his drinking and gambling habits. And perhaps that was part of the problem. But many believe that he never loved Jennifer Garner—enough, according to today’s report from Daily News.
His hot romance and engagement to Jennifer Lopez was sort of the backdrop of their marriage for those ten years. Anyone who remembers the days of ‘Bennifer’ remember well that Ben Affleck always looked intrigued and happy with Jlo, unlike the years of photographs of a dull-faced Ben Affleck while taking walks with Jennifer Garner.
Sources say, Affleck wanted to be with Jennifer Lopez, but that social pressure from his friends and family members derailed the relationship because ‘Jenny from the block’ was not good enough for Ben in their eyes. Affleck frequently hugged Jlo passionately in photos and even took out a large ad to profess his love for her. All we got with his relationship with Garner was that marriage was work.
Jennifer Garner represented the perfect suburban wife for Ben. She tried to make it work, but many believe that the nail in the coffin for this relationship was the recent whisper in Jlo’s ear—a whisper which indicated that all of those years of reassuring Jennifer Garner that he had no feelings for JLO, were untrue. Here is how the Daily Mail describes how the whisper occurred.
“On Sunday night [at the Oscars] Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were acting like an old married couple when they had a behind-the-scenes reunion at the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood.() The 42-year-old actor ‘whispered in her ear’ and then the 45-year-old Boy Next Door star playfully ‘swatted his arm,’ a source said.”
In November 2014, a source revealed that Jennifer Garner was sick and tired of Jennifer Lopez talking about her past relationship with her husband.
“She’s absolutely p***ed that JLo has been discussing her relationship with Ben. Jen’s livid that in almost every interview, she brings up how Ben was her first true love.()Jen thinks it’s so disrespectful of JLo, especially because she and Ben have three kids and it’s hurtful to them, too.”
After going to therapy and trying to work it out, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck announced that they had decided to end their marriage. The couple released the following statement:
“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.”