Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s friendly divorce
By Lisa Respers France, CNN
After an almost two-year separation, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner officially filed for divorce Thursday.
The pair are seeking joint custody of their children, Violet, 11, Seraphina, 8, and Samuel, 5.
“They remain friends and continue to co-parent their three kids amicably,” a source close to the couple told CNN. “They had always planned to divorce but just needed time. As always, their children are their first priority.”
Garner and Affleck shocked fans when they first announced their split in 2015 — one day after their 10th wedding anniversary.
“After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce,” the pair said then 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,” they added. “Thank you for understanding.”