Summer Phoenix – Casey Affleck’s Estranged Wife

Summer Phoenix - Casey Affleck's Estranged Wife

Summer Joy Phoenix married Casey Affleck in 2006 and the couple separated in 2016. They became engaged on Christmas in 2003 and had two children together - son, Indiana August, born on May 31, 2004, and son Atticus, born on January 12, 2008. The couple announced their separation in March 2016, with their reps stating: Casey Affleck and Summer Phoenix have amicably separated. They remain very close friends. Phoenix has four famous siblings - Joaquin Phoenix, River Phoenix, Rain Phoenix and Liberty Phoenix. Her parents actually met while hitch-hiking and were part of the religious cult the Children of God, where they worked as missionaries and fruit pickers. Casey Affleck and estranged wife Phoenix actually met in 1995 through Phoenix's brother, actor Joaquin, when he was working with Affleck on the movie To Die For. Affleck and Phoenix became friendly but didn't actually date until the year 2000 as Affleck told The Daily Beast: She was going out with someone else and I said, ‘Man she’s cute,’ and [Joaquin] said, ‘You should see if she’ll got out with ... don’t worry about that dude.' So he was leaving town one day and said, ‘My sister’s in my apartment and she’s all by herself – would you mind checking in on her?’ So, I checked in on her, and it stuck. For more information on Phoenix's marriage to Casey Affleck and her famous family, click through our gallery of her best photos. (Getty)