Tuesday 26 September 2017

Casey Affleck's wife Summer Phoenix files for divorce after 10 years

The Oscar-winning actor’s wife Summer Phoenix filed for divorce in Los Angeles on Monday.

Summer Phoenix is divorcing Casey Affleck (PA)
Summer Phoenix is divorcing Casey Affleck (PA)
Actress Summer Phoenix and actor Casey Affleck arrives at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Sunset Tower on February 24, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Sullivan/WireImage)
Summer Phoenix and Casey Affleck attend the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Summer Phoenix and Casey Affleck arrive at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Sunset Tower on February 24, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Summer Phoenix and Casey Affleck attend the screening of "Out of the Furnace" during AFI FEST 2013 presented by Audi at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 9, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
Summer Phoenix and Casey Affleck attend the 2014 Annual Garden Brunch at the Beall-Washington House on May 3, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Sam Blewett, Press Association Los Angeles Correspondent

The wife of Oscar-winning actor Casey Affleck has filed for divorce.

Summer Phoenix reportedly cited “irreconcilable differences” in the papers lodged in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday.

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Summer Phoenix and Casey Affleck attend the screening of "Out of the Furnace" during AFI FEST 2013 presented by Audi at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 9, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Affleck and Phoenix, who is the sister of actor Joaquin Phoenix, announced they had “amicably” split after nearly a decade of marriage in March last year, shortly after he won his best actor Oscar for Manchester By The Sea.

But the document, according to reports, shows they separated in November 2015 and sees Phoenix request joint legal and physical custody of their sons, who are nine and 13.

During the Oscars season reports resurfaced of two women who brought sexual harassment suits against Affleck, 41.

Affleck, who denied the allegations said to have happened during the making of 2010’s I’m Still Here, settled the lawsuit out of court.

Press Association

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