Affleck, 42, and Garner, 43, were married on June 29, 2005. The divorce, which has been rumored for several weeks, is an amicable one, according to the TMZ report.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. The Details of the Divorce Are Still Being Finalized
According to TMZ, the details of the divorce are still being worked out and paperwork hasn’t been filed yet.
The divorce was confirmed by E! News.
“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,” the couple said in a statement to E!
Fox News reports that the couple has been living apart for several months.
2. The Couple Will Share Custody of Their 3 Children
Affleck and Garner will share the custody of their three children, Violet, 9; Seraphina, 6; and Samuel, 3, according to the TMZ report.
3. They Began Dating in 2004 After Starring in ‘Daredevil’
Garner and Affleck began dating in 2004, after co-starring in Daredevil, and married a year later.
4. Garner Hopes to Revive Her Acting Career
A source told Fox News that “Jen is excited to get back to work. She took a step back to focus on her marriage and family but wants to return to making more movies.”
Garner shared a similar message in March when speaking with reporters at an event promoting her newest movie, Danny Collins.
“I’ve been home for a long time,” Garner said, according to US Magazine. “It’s my turn and I’m going to go to work this spring. I think I’ll work the spring and summer, maybe the fall too, as long as some of it’s at home. I don’t think my deals are done yet so I can’t say, but yeah, I’m about to go to work.”
5. The Couple Had Denied Their Marriage Was in Trouble Last Year
Rumors about the end of the marriage have circulated since last year, but Affleck previously denied there was any trouble, calling it “tabloid bulls**t” in an interview with Details.
“They completely lie. I mean, I can show you 10 articles of Star and OK!—those magazines feel totally comfortable absolutely fictionalizing every single element of the story. And there’s nothing you can do about that. My only hope is that people with any common sense recognize that those stories are false. And, I don’t know, there’re worse stories,” he said.