Why Did Jennifer Garner And Ben Affleck Divorce?

Posted on July 1st, 2015 at 11:59 am
True Why Did Jennifer Garner And Ben Affleck DivorceBen Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced on Tuesday that they're getting a divorce, and now everyone's wondering what was the reasoning behind the superstar couple's decision to end their ten year marriage. Despite the hardships they may have encountered, the longtime couple decided to part ways with dignity. "After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce. 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," the movie stars said in a joint statement "This will be our only comment on this private, family matter. Thank you for understanding."

Everyone Wants To Know: Why Did Jennifer Garner And Ben Affleck Divorce?

"You can't simplify why a marriage breaks down. It's not one thing. It happens for many reasons," an insider tells E! News of the split, adding that the duo had been to two years of counseling before deciding to call it quits. Ben and Jen "tried for two years to make their marriage work," the insider tells E! News exclusively, adding, "They finally realized that they just couldn't get there." "They were a great team as parents, but with each other, they didn't want the same things," the insider continues. "After spending a lot of time figuring that out, they came to the decision that the best thing for them and for the children would be to make a change." "Jen is a great mother and Ben is a great dad," the source adds of the former lovebirds, who are parents to three children, Violet Affleck, 9, Seraphina Affleck, 6, and Samuel Affleck, 3. "They are keeping things out of the courts," and Ben has moved out of the house, which "may not be the ideal situation for Ben and Jen, but it's the best for the kids, and that is their focus." With counseling, the couple hoped they'd be able to work things out "because of the kids" but they have "been living separate lives and preparing for this for a long time." A source also adds that the two were on a 10 month break where Ben would stay in hotels.