Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have decided to end their marriage after 1o years.
On Monday, they celebrated their 10 year anniversary and released a joint statement that they were making the “difficult decision to divorce.”
“After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce,” the couple told People magazine 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.”
The couple met on the set of Pearl Harbor in 2001, and according to Ben, fell in love on the set of Daredevil and married in 2006. They have three children together, Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6 and Samuel, 3.
According to MTV.com, in September of 2014, the Gone Girl actor slammed reports that his marriage was in trouble telling Details that tabloids “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…”