Well, it’s official: just one day after “celebrating” their 10 year wedding anniversary, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have announced that they’re getting a divorce. This isn’t really surprising news, considering reports have been circulating about their split for months, and just as recently as last week, moving trucks were spotted at their house (which they tried to brush off by claiming they were “redecorating”), so yeah… here we are. It’s the end of Bennifer II.
“After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce,” the couple tells PEOPLE in a joint statement. “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. This will be our only comment on this private, family matter. Thank you for understanding.”
They’re apparently going to seek mediation, and of course they won’t break contact forever since they have three young kids together. I wonder what broke them up in the end? Some have said that Ben cheated, and I guess that wouldn’t shock me, but maybe this whole thing just ran its course? I’m sure some “sources” will come forward with inside information soon.
I do think it’s pretty depressing that they waited until literally the day after their 10th anniversary to announce this shit. Come on, you knew! This just makes it even sadder.