Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are to divorce.
The pair, who celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary on Monday, had been at the center of rumors surrounding the end of their relationship for several months.
And on Tuesday the couple confirmed the end of their union.
“After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce,” Jennifer and Ben said, according to TMZ.com. “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.”
According to the outlet, the actors are planning to file for divorce but won’t do so immediately. Instead, they are apparently trying to work the details of their split out with a mediator and their various business managers.
They are believed to be sharing custody of their three children.
The news comes after it was reported that Jennifer, 43, is determined not to come off a victim in the split.
Instead she is doing her best to get “back into fighting shape” – the shape she was in when she starred as Sydney Bristow in hit television series Alias.
“Jen can really kick some butt,” a source told RadarOnline.com. “She’s a very competent martial arts expert thanks to Alias and she wants one more chance to prove herself in the genre.”
In order to get her career path on track, Jennifer is said to have enlisted the help of her ex Alias trainer Valerie Waters to get her figure back to where she wants it to be.
When it comes to upcoming roles, Jennifer is apparently using her contacts in the industry in an attempt to line up some stellar parts to mark her re-emergence as a single woman.
– Cover Media0