Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck file divorce petitions

FILE – In this Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, file photo, Ben Affleck, the director, producer, writer and star of “Live by Night,” poses at the premiere of the film at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Court records in Los Angeles show Jennifer Garner and Affleck each filed divorce paperwork on Thursday, April 13, 2017, citing irreconcilable differences for the end of their marriage. The actors announced their intention to divorce in June 2015, and filed virtually identical paperwork Thursday to have joint custody of their three children, who range in ages from 5 to 11. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are formally ending their marriage with divorce petitions that seek joint custody of their three children.

The actors both filed petitions in Los Angeles on Thursday.

The filings were made without attorneys and are virtually identical. Neither lists a date of separation.

The couple announced they were separating in June 2015 after 10 years of marriage.

At the time, they said they were committed to co-parenting their three children, who range from 5 to 11, and would not comment further on their breakup.

Affleck announced last month that he had recently completed treatment for alcohol addiction.

The actors met while making 2003’s “Daredevil,” in which they both played superheroes.

The filing was first reported by celebrity website TMZ.


  1. A decent man. ben affleck has always been gentle. he needs some meditation. I hope the best for him.

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