Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, who began dating way back in 2004, announced their separation for reasons best known to them in 2015. Post that, they were spotted multiple times with their kids, sparking off rumours that there might be a possible reconciliation between the two. But, according to Hollywood Reporter, no such thing is happening as the couple has officially filed for a divorce.
This comes just a month after Affleck admitted to going to rehab on his Facebook and also thanked Garner for her support.
I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront. I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be. I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it, and to be a source of strength for anyone out there who needs help but is afraid to take the first step. I’m lucky to have the love of my family and friends, including my co-parent, Jen, who has supported me and cared for our kids as I’ve done the work I set out to do. This was the first of many steps being taken towards a positive recovery.
We wish the couple all the very best.