So sad! Casey Affleck, younger brother of Ben Affleck, has split from wife Summer Phoenix, whom he’s been married to for nearly 10 years! Although trust issues were allegedly a big factor in their breakup, the couple claims to still be friends.
Two kids and 10 years later, Casey Affleck, 40, and Summer Phoenix, 37, have called it quits. Both hailing from famous acting families, up until this point, Casey and Summer had seemingly lived a fairytale romance, which only makes this news even more hard to swallow for fans! Needless to say, we are shocked.
“Casey Affleck and Summer Phoenix have amicably separated,” Casey’s rep confirmed on March 16. “They remain very close friends.” The couple – who have sons Indiana, 11, and eight-year-old Atticus – had been married for nearly 10 years after Casey proposed to Summer, Joaquin Phoenix‘s younger sister, on Christmas Day in 2003. So beautiful, right?
But although news of their separation didn’t break until March 16, it has been claimed that the couple – who had dated for six years before tying the knot in June 2006 – had separated several months ago. Since then, the couple had reportedly tried very hard to repair their relationship. However, they managed to keep their issues quiet because we had no idea there was trouble in paradise!
“She was having a lot of trust issues,” A source told In Touch Weekly. “They went to couples’ counseling but they just couldn’t recover,” the source added. How devastating! It’s always sad to see once-happy couples break it off. However, despite their separation, the former pair want to allegedly stay friends for the sake of their sons. In fact, the two are even totally “committed” to co-parenting.
Both vegans, the film stars seemed like a match made in heaven due to their shared love for animal rights and various environmental charities, including PETA. We’re so sad to see these two split! And Casey isn’t the only Affleck who has made headlines recently. His breakup news comes soon after Ben’s own split from his estranged wife, Jennifer Garner, 43. Ironically, Jen and Ben had ALSO just celebrated their tenth anniversary before announcing their divorce in June 2015.
What do you think of this shocking news, HollywoodLifers? Are you as surprised as we are?