Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner Divorce: Look Back At Their 10-Year Marriage (PICS)
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their divorce after 10 years of marriage on Tuesday, as Gossip Cop reported earlier, but the now-former couple had plenty of happier times throughout their decade-long union. See photos below of Garner and Affleck throughout their marriage.
Even though Garner and Affleck are now breaking up, the pair used to be photographed engaging in lovey-dovey moments on the red carpet and in public. They first met in 2001 on the set of their movie Pearl Harbor, and reunited in 2003 to film Daredevil. At the time, both were ending respective relationships. Garner divorced Scott Foley in 2004, and Affleck called off his engagement to Jennifer Lopez that same year. Also in 2004, Garner and Affleck made their debut as a couple at the opening of the World Series, where they watched the actor’s beloved Boston Red Sox.
Things definitely moved quickly for Garner and Affleck following their first public appearance as a couple. The actor proposed to a pregnant Garner in April 2005, on her 33rd birthday, and they got married in the Caribbean on June 29 that same year. Garner gave birth to their first child, Violet, just six months after their wedding. Their second daughter, Seraphina, was born a few years later in January 2009, and the soon-to-be exes welcomed their child, a son named Samuel, in February 2012.
Sadly, however, things didn’t work out, and the breakup news comes just one day after their 10th wedding anniversary. As Gossip Cop noted, Affleck and Garner, who called their divorce a “difficult decision,” said in their joint statement that they will “go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children.” And, despite announcing their split, they will not immediately file for divorce, instead deciding to wait until they hammer out the settlement details with a private mediator.
Check out the slideshow below to see photos of Garner and Affleck throughout their 10-year marriage.