Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Officially File for Divorce: ‘It Was Just Time,’ Says Source

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have filed for divorce scarcely dual years after a integrate originally announced their split, PEOPLE confirms.


Garner and Affleck filed a docs together and they are both seeking corner authorised and earthy control of their 3 kids. The date of separation, as good as a multiplication of skill and any wedding support, is still to be determined.

The divorce filing was creatively reported by TMZ.

The former integrate filed mirror-image paperwork and they each filed “in propria persona” — that means but an on-the-record attorney. Both Affleck and Garner remarkable that they will keep any gain they done given they separated, so a subdivision date they establish could impact a settlement. They announced their apart on Jun 30, 2015.

A source tells PEOPLE a filing is “super amicable.”

A apart source adds, “They always designed to divorce notwithstanding what people said. If we demeanour during their initial matter it says divorce not separate. They usually did it a approach they wanted to and did what was best for their kids. There was no catalyst, it was usually time. Nothing has changed, they are and still will be putting their kids first.”

Affleck and Garner pennyless off their 10-year matrimony in Jun of 2015, revelation PEOPLE in a corner statement, “After many suspicion and clever consideration, we have done a formidable preference to divorce. We go brazen with adore and loyalty for one another and a joining to co-parenting a children whose remoteness we ask to be reputable during this formidable time. This will be a usually criticism on this private, family matter. Thank we for understanding.”

Over a following months, Garner and Affleck, both 44, sometimes sparked reconciliation rumors as they continued to live together, vacation together and co-parent their kids — Violet, 11, Seraphina, 8, and Samuel, roughly 5 — while also stepping out for solo outings.

The accessible exes have been speckled out frequently during a final few months, including a sighting on Election Day in L.A. where they were both seen wearing “I Voted” stickers after casting their ballots. The actors also spent a holidays together with their kids in Montana, with a source revelation PEOPLE they “seemed to have a good time.”

Affleck called Garner a “world’s biggest mom” during a TimesTalk in New York in mid-December while observant that a births of their children were a many defining moments of his life. “It’s a fun to hang out with them,” he added. “I consider a definition of life is to make good people.”

“They are co-parenting a best they can,” a source who knows both of them told PEOPLE. “Whatever incarnation of a attribute this is works for them.”

After completing rehab for ethanol addiction earlier this month, Affleck has been enjoying spending time with a kids. In fact, a morning after he announced he had finished rehab, things were business as common as he was spotted taking his kids to school with Garner. A source told PEOPLE that a actor is relishing time with his children.

“Ben is spending special time with all a kids separately,” a source said. “He seems really happy. The mood in ubiquitous seems really upbeat. The kids are anxious that he is back.”


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