Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner confirm they are getting divorced

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have issued a statement confirming their plan to divorce.

"After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce," the couple said in a statement issued by their publicists. "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.”

Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have been married for 10 years. They have three children, two daughters, Violet, 9, and Seraphina, 6, and one son, Sam, 3.