LOS ANGELES: Hollywood A-list power couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced the end of their 10-year marriage Tuesday, ending months of rumors.
The confirmation of the split between the Oscar-winning actor/director and his actress wife came a day after their wedding anniversary.
“After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce,” said a joint statement by the couple, who have three children together.
“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.”
The 42-year-old Affleck and 43-year-old Garner started dating shortly after meeting on the set of “Daredevil” in 2003.
They married two years later in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Their three children are Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and three-year-old Samuel.