Monday 24 July 2017

Jennifer Garner to file for divorce from Ben Affleck two years after marriage split

Jennifer Garner, left, and Ben Affleck arrive at the Oscars in Los Angeles.
Jennifer Garner, left, and Ben Affleck arrive at the Oscars in Los Angeles.
Colin Farrell, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck pose for photos at the LA premiere of "Daredevil" in 2003.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner at the 2011 Critics' Choice Movie Awards.
Actors Ben Affleck (L) and Jennifer Garner attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Jen and Ben have been married for nine years
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
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Jennifer Garner is finally drawing a line in the sand with her marriage to Ben Affleck.

The Dallas Buyer's Club star (44) split with her husband of 10 years in 2015 amid claims of infidelity and were reportedly trying to work on their marriage over the last two years.

The couple wed in 2005 and have three children together - Violet (11), Seraphina (eight) and Samuel (four).

"No matter what happens, Ben and Jen are committed to raising their family as one unit and will continue to do so as it has worked for them. They are both committed to their family," a source told Us Weekly.

Actors Ben Affleck (L) and Jennifer Garner attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Actors Ben Affleck (L) and Jennifer Garner attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

The pair were having problems in their marriage for years before deciding to break up, according to sources.

"Ben truly wanted his idea of family life and the idea of family he had growing up in Boston, so he stayed in it longer than he wanted to because of the kids and the idea of family. But he couldn't save it," an insider added.

In 2016, Garner said she had no regrets about marrying Affleck (44), whom she began dating in 2003 after shooting Daredevil together.

"I didn’t marry the big fat movie star; I married him. And I would go back and remake that decision. I ran down the beach to him, and I would again. You can’t have these three babies and so much of what we had. He’s the love of my life," she said.

Jen and Ben have been married for nine years
Jen and Ben have been married for nine years

"What am I going to do about that? He’s the most brilliant person in any room, the most charismatic, the most generous. He’s just a complicated guy. I always say, 'When his sun shines on you, you feel it.' But when the sun is shining elsewhere, it’s cold. He can cast quite a shadow."

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