Rumours have been circulating that one of our favourite Hollywood couples may be headed for divorce.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner married in 2005 after less than a year of dating and have three children together, Violet; nine; Seraphina; six; and Samuel; three. It has been reported that they could be looking at a €140million divorce.
The website suggests that Ben wants to announce the split just ahead of their ten-year anniversary in a few weeks’ time.
The Gone Girl star reportedly wants to break the news to fans ahead of the release of his eagerly anticipated film, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Sources say he wants the gossip mills to cool down before they begin promoting the film.
Rumours of a split have begun after the couple, who met on the set of Daredevil in 2003, hadn’t been seen together for more than a month.
A friend of Jen’s told OK! “often, when Ben and Jen have a problem, they just agree to ride it out and be miserable together until they can get some time apart.”
“Jennifer has close friends who think that she and Ben are a horrible fit, despite how much he loves being a father to those kids.”
Another factor in the breakdown of their relationship is said to be Ben’s gambling habits.
The Argo star was banned from playing blackjack at the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas in May 2014. An insider told OK! that it has been a constant source of aggravation in their marriage.
When the couple met in 2003 Jennifer was married to actor Scott Foley and Ben was engaged to Jennifer Lopez. Garner and Foley split two months later while Ben and Jlo called it quits a year later. Ben and the future Mrs.
Affleck started dating in 2004 and married less than a year later in 2005, when Jen was pregnant with their first child, Violet.