Ben Affleck, 42, and Jennifer Garner, 43, were married for 10 years before deciding to call it quits for good this week. Although it comes as a surprise to the public, a source close to the couple reported that the movie stars had been living apart for several months now, according to Fox411.
Last year, the couple denied that their marriage was in trouble when questioned and Ben responded to the tabloid rumors, calling them, “Tabloid bulls**t.”
Sadly, the rumors were true and the A-list couple’s split will involve millions and millions of dollars and the custody of their three children
Here’s what you need to know about Garner’s net worth:
1. The Afflecks Didn’t Have a Prenup
Affleck and Garner began dating in 2004, after co-starring in Daredevil, and married a year later on June 29, 2005, when they decided they would not be signing a prenup, according to TMZ. The couple split after 10 years due to Affleck’s gambling and partying tendencies during frequent visits to Las Vegas and other areas, according to sources. Watch the video above to see an interview with Affleck during happier times about balancing his family and work.
Ben only likes things his way or no way,” a source said at the time. “He’s as stubborn as a mule. “He’s not exactly flexible. He is prone to moodiness when he doesn’t get his way. Dealing with him is not a walk in the park.”
“Ben has issues with addiction and gambling,” an insider told the tabloid. “[He] goes to Vegas for days at a time.” A second source added: “Ben is hardly around. He comes home for a little, and then has to jet off to another project.”
“Jen left to go work out one day, and Ben actually sighed with relief and became instantly more at ease,” a source said. “They speak in short, direct sentences to each other. They can be passive-aggressive and dismissive. The only things they talk about are the kids’ schedules or their own schedules.”
2. Garner Took Time Off to Be With Her Family
The ex-couple agreed to have shared custody of their three children, although paperwork has not yet been filed, according to the report by TMZ. Their oldest, Violet, is 9, Seraphina is 6, and Samuel is 3.
Since, Garner has taken a lot of time off to be with her family and put her career on the backburner. With the announcement of the split, Garner told US Magazine of her plans to revive her acting career:
I’ve been home for a long time. 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.
A source also 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.”
3. Garner’s Net Worth Is Estimated at $40 Million
The couple’s combined net worth is rumored to be upwards of $115 million and counting, $40 million of it Garner’s and the other $90 million Affleck’s including the $35 million he made in 2014 from Gone Girl, according to People.com.
Garner made millions off of TV series, Alias (2001-2006) and movies such as 13 Going on 30, Elektra, Draft Day, Juno, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, The Odd Life of Timothy Green and many more.
Click here to see a full list of movies Garner was featured in.
4. Their Assets Include Two Mansions Worth Millions
The ex-couple’s 8,800-square-foot mansion in Los Angeles, in which they both currently reside, is worth $17.5 million along with the 50 acre property and house Affleck purchased in 2003 in Savannah, Georgia worth $7 million.
Jessica Levinson, professor of law at Loyola Law School L.A., told Us Weekly:
Practically speaking, in California, if a marriage lasts less than 10 years, judges often award spousal support for half the length of the marriage. In long-term marriages, the lower-earning spouse may be out of the work force for a longer period of time and/or may have sacrificed the option to advance his career for a longer period of time.”
Los Angeles-based divorce attorney Jerry Wang told People.com:
As California is a no-fault divorce state, courts typically enforce a 50-50 division of assets, regardless of who earned more money or spent the most during the marriage.
5. Her Good Rep Has Gotten Her Multiple Endorsements
Jennifer Garner has been chosen to be the face of multiple cosmetic products along with other unrelated endorsements she has accumulated thanks to her beauty and good girl reputation.
Garner is an ambassador most notably of skin care products by Neutrogena and makeup by CoverGirl, but has also been featured in advertisements for Capital One. Watch the video above to see one of her many TV ads for Neutrogena.