According to TMZ, the former couple filed divorce papers together without a lawyer, and her petition and his response are the same.
Affleck and Garner surprised the Hollywood industry when they announced they were going separate ways in 2015.
Affleck and Garner had been married for 10 years. Both want joint legal and physical custody of their 3 kids, Violet, 11, Seraphina, 8 and Samuel, 5.
The divorce filing was originally reported by TMZ. In fact, the morning after he announced he had completed rehab, things were business as usual as he was spotted taking his kids to school with Garner. They recently spent Thanksgiving and Christmas together as a family.
Jennifer opened up about her undying love for Ben in a revealing Vanity Fair interview in February of 2016, saying she would marry him all over again. I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be. In a joint statement, the A-listers said they would like to keep the matter within the family.
“They have been working at their relationship for the past few years”.
In a statement at the time, they said: “We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children”.
Despite some early bad headlines (was Ben dating the nanny?), the two actors have managed to maintain a friendly, kids-focused relationship since they announced they meant to divorce, profusely praising each other in public and in interviews. “Whatever form this relationship is, they’ll always have love for each other, and the love they have for their kids is so strong, they won’t let anything bring that down”. Affleck thanked Garner for supporting him and caring for their kids while he was on the road to recovery from alcohol addiction.
By Tobias Pedroso