We are heartbroken to hear that Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are officially splitting up. To relive their amazing 10 years as husband and wife, we’ve put together a bittersweet gallery of pics of their time together — grab a tissue and check it out.
Ugh, this is the worst news ever. America’s sweetest couple Jennifer Garner, 43, and Ben Affleck, 42, have officially called it quits and announced their separation on June 30. In 10 years, they managed to create some amazing memories and three beautiful children together — lets take a look back at the rise and fall of their time together through pics.
The couple first met on the set of 2001’s “Pearl Harbor” but they fell in love in 2003 on the set of their film, “Daredevil.” It was only in 2004 that they publicly came out as a couple. They made their first appearance on October 23 at the Boston Red Sox’s opening World Series game and the world was totally smitten with the new pair!
On Jen’s 33rd birthday in April 2005, Ben got down on one knee and proposed to his gal and they got married a few months later in the Caribbean on June 29. Their first daughter, Violet Anne Affleck, was born on December 1, 2005. Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck was born a few years later on January 6, 2009 and their son Samuel Garner Affleck was born February 27, 2012.
There have been rumors for years that the couple wasn’t exactly happy, but we did not want to believe it. “Ben only likes things his way or no way,” NY Daily News’ insider recently explained. “He’s as stubborn as a mule. He’s not exactly flexible. He is prone to moodiness when he doesn’t get his way. Dealing with him is not a walk in the park.”
On June 30, the couple released a statement that they would be splitting. The statement reads: “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.”
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— Shira Benozilio