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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner split

The 'Pearl Harbor' and 'Daredevil' co-stars have been married since 2005

By Andrea Tim | Published: 1 Jul 2015

Bennifer is over
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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are filing for divorce after 10 years of marriage. They share two daughters (Violet, 9, and Seraphina, 6) and a son (Samuel, 3).

"After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce," the couple said in a joint statement to People. "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."

Only last December, the 42-year-old Batman v Superman actor gushed about how Jennifer, who he started dating in 2004, was the reason for his success in Hollywood.

"Getting to know Jennifer, falling in love with her and being connected with her gave me a foundation to reach out and say, okay, I'm going to do Hollywoodland," he told Loaded magazine, also slashing rumours that they were having a troubled marriage.

People reports that Ben and Jen made an effort to keep things together for the sake of their children, although they've spent the last few months mostly apart.

This doesn't look like a good year for celebrity relationships.

Related: Britney Spears and boyfriend Charlie Ebersol split
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