Rumors have swirled about the state of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's marriage for years, and now, sadly, the couple is officially calling it quits.
TMZ reports that Affleck and Garner are getting divorced, though the process is still ongoing, and official filing of divorce papers is still a ways off. According to the site, the couple are still working out custody terms (they're seeking joint custody of their three children: Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3) and division of property, though the talks are reportedly "amicable."
Affleck and Garner just celebrated their 10-year anniversary earlier this week, on June 29. But persistent rumors of an unhappy union have dogged the pair over the past few years (remember Affleck's infamous "Argo" acceptance speech in 2013?), and according to a recent report from Us Weekly, the split was a long time coming.
TMZ obtained a joint statement from the couple concerning their split, which read, "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."
This was the first marriage for Affleck. Garner had previously wed actor Scott Foley; the pair divorced in 2003 after three years of marriage.
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