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Old 07-01-15, 04:48 PM
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Ben and Jen split!

for some reason this really saddens me...

http://www.people.com/article/ben-af...r-garner-split

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Divorcing After 10 Years of
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have split, PEOPLE confirms.

The couple were married for 10 years, having marked their anniversary on Monday.

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

Garner, 43, and Affleck, 42, intend to seek mediation, says a source close to the couple.

The two are parents to three kids: Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3.

The couple often enjoyed family time together at home in Los Angeles where they were frequently spotted on carpool, coffee and after-school activity outings with their brood.

But their marriage was also the subject of scrutiny over the years.

In a 2014 interview with InStyle, Garner spoke of the couple's "mindful" marriage, noting that their relationship was no longer in the "courtship" phase – but that she was fine with it.

"You can't expect to be courted all the time, and I don't want to court him right now – I don't have the energy!

"But we're definitely in a very mindful place where we're making an effort to be together, do things at the same time, and be loving."

Affleck often spoke of how much Garner helped stabilize his life after it had become tabloid fodder in the years following his 2004 split with Jennifer Lopez.

"My wife was definitely around then," Affleck told Playboy in 2013. "Getting to know her, 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. I'm going to direct Gone Baby Gone,' " Affleck said. "Those were the steps forward I needed to put positive stuff on the board."

Garner returned the praise, telling InStyle in 2013, "We both know we couldn't do what we do without each other. He has been amazing at finding ways of telling me how much he appreciates what I do. Honestly, I would do anything for that man, because I know it's not to be taken for granted.”

The two first met as costars on the the set of 2001's Pearl Harbor, then reconnected making their 2003 film Daredevil and started dating soon afterward.
3 kids, seemed perfect. so much we don't know, but really thought this would last...
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Re: Ben and Jen split!

This thread existing saddens me more.
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The only point gossip column got it right when nobody else did is something about California laws treat marriages that made it to 10 years differently than ones didn't. Something about the way they split assets is more beneficial to the woman side. That and Garner has been waiting for this day for a long time.
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Never been really a fan of Affleck, but the dude can get better pussy than her. She is fucking nasty.
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As soon as "Bennifer II" was pitched I knew it was doomed. Sequels never live up to the original.
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Re: Ben and Jen split!

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Never been really a fan of Affleck, but the dude can get better pussy than her. She is fucking nasty.
I know she is 43 now, but that is a bit harsh, no?
I have to admit she was my #1 for a while back in her Alias days.
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she may not be the hottest thing on Earth, but far far from "nasty"...
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Really, bro? This is something to make a thread about?
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Too bad. But not really surprising. Weren't there many videos of Affleck being drunk during interviews? Though I think that was a long time ago.

I was more surprised when Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones split, however, checking up Wikipedia, looks like they got back together, yay!
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Really, bro? This is something to make a thread about?
It's his job. He's the inane thread master.
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Re: Ben and Jen split!

the split of anyone's marriage is certainly not inane. being they are high profile entertainment figures, had 3 kids, it is very sad and disheartening and one can only hope the children remain largely unaffected, but not highly likely. i think this is a very relevant topic for very relevant real life issues. and discussing it here of all places is very relevant...
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the split of a marriage isn't that amazing. It's very human and pretty damn un amazing from our viewpoint for this one cuz we don't know them. Jennifer Gardner isn't really high profile. Affleck, sure. Why the fuck should we give a damn about their marriage in the movie forum?
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She always came off as a shrew. I'm sure she hated that her career never took off like Affleck's (his renaissance after his bombs like Gigli, etc.) after Elektra.


Maybe now he has time to do Mallrats 2.
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the split of anyone's marriage is certainly not inane. being they are high profile entertainment figures, had 3 kids, it is very sad and disheartening and one can only hope the children remain largely unaffected, but not highly likely. i think this is a very relevant topic for very relevant real life issues. and discussing it here of all places is very relevant...
Celebrities lives are not at all relevant to real life. This thread doesn't belong in Movie Talk because it has nothing to do with movies. It may belong in Other, but it's still incredibly inane. This is an "issue" I would expect to only hear in high school amongst high school kids. "Like OMG Ben and like Jen like split like 4 real OMG!!!11!" People over the age of 20 generally don't give a crap about the personal lives of celebrities.
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Never been really a fan of Affleck, but the dude can get better pussy than her. She is fucking nasty.
She was hot before he sucked the life out of her.
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Doesn't belong in Movie Talk. Moving.
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Sad.
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Thanks to the recent Supreme Court ruling, Ben and Matt can finally be together.
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Between this and the Sean Penn/Minka Kelly thread ...

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I'm going to lie... the first thing I thought of when I heard about it on the radio was that Affleck can finally hang w/ Kevin Smith again w/o it being an issue.
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Finally. A story worthy of replacing the Charleston shootings and gay marriage topic!
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This has to be because Ben is Batman, he can't put his family at risk. If the villains of Gotham ever found out, every one he loves would be at risk.

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I'm going to lie... the first thing I thought of when I heard about it on the radio was that Affleck can finally hang w/ Kevin Smith again w/o it being an issue.
Has Affleck signed on for Mallrats 2 yet?
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I first read this as "Ben and Jerry split"

whew!
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