Nooooo! We refuse to believe there could be trouble in paradise for Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner! But, sadly, ANOTHER new report claims that the couple is headed for a split.
Ben Affleck, 42, and Jennifer Garner’s, 43, 10th wedding anniversary is fast approaching…but there might not be a happy celebration this year. Instead, the couple may be gearing up for a long-speculated divorce, according to a new report.
“Where there’s smoke, there’s fire,” an insider tells Us Weekly. “The marriage is in trouble.” This claim comes after similar reports from Star and OK! Magazines, published earlier this year. And all three publications, along with the New York Daily News, allege that there’s actually been trouble between these two stars for years.
“[They’ve] had problems from the very beginning,” Us reports, citing Ben’s “workaholic” nature and “many vices” as reasons that have always contributed to the trouble. One of those vices is likely the actor’s gambling, which, as previously reported, has been a source of tension between the two for years.
And with their 10th anniversary coming up on June 29, it may be sooner, rather than later, that the couple announces a divorce filing. “They’re already separated. Ben wants the official statement to come out a few weeks before their 10th anniversary June 29,” OK! has reported. “Which he hopes will give enough time for the news to die down by the time he has to promote Batman v Superman and the other movies he has coming out next year.”
Ben and Jen have been photographed just a few times together since reports of a split started surfacing, but the outings have seemed pretty calculated, and they’ve been with their kids each time. Considering the actors have three children together, Violet, Seraphina and Samuel, it wouldn’t be surprising if they were trying to put on a happy front for their sake.
HollywoodLifers, tell us: Do you think Ben and Jennifer will actually divorce?!
— Alyssa Norwin