“After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce,” the couple told People in a joint statement. “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.”
Affleck and Garner met on the set of 2003’s Daredevil, and their relationship began shortly afterward. The couple has three children together: Violet, 9; Seraphina, 6; and Samuel, 3.
Head to People to get further background on their relationship and how the couple described its ups and downs through the years.