Yep. It’s true. After 10 years of marriage, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are calling it quits. The couple released the following joint statement to the press this afternoon:
“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. This will be our only comment on this private, family matter. Thank you for understanding.”
Of course, there have been rumors of a pending split for months. A “source” recently told Us Weekly, “The marriage is in trouble” because “Affleck’s workaholic mentality didn’t sit well with Garner, who is usually home with the pair’s three children, Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3.” Also, there are the rumors of Ben’s incessant infidelity and of course his little gambling problem.
My take, though, has more to do with the fact that JUST YESTERDAY the couple celebrated their 10th anniversary. Everybody in Hollywood knows that the way most celebrity pre-nups are written, the wife gets X amount if the marriage lasts five years and XX amount if it makes it to 10. I think Jennifer waited until TODAY to get that extra moolah. And she must have had something on him to get him to agree. Dun DUN.
Mark my words.
(via HuffPo; Photos: Pacific Coast News)