Man, this hit us right in the soft places.
Batman star Ben Affleck and Alias star Jennifer Garner have been on rocky roads for a bit now, on again, off again rumors, but this time it’s final.
The pair told People directly, issuing this statement:
“After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce,” the couple tells 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.”
Now comes the speculation on what’s with the split other than interruptions of marital bliss. Fingers are starting to point to Alias co-star Michael Vartan, who just became a single man himself in July of 2014.
Classicalite.com points out that Garner cheated on her first husband with Vartan, and OK! Magazine claims Garner is spending time with him again / being consoled about the imminent divorce, but that has yet to be confirmed by a reputable source.
We’ve loved Jen and Ben since their 2003 film Daredevil, where they fell for each other. We will continue to follow the Jen and Ben demise as information and questions rise. Sorry for the rhyme. Give us a break, we’re grieving.
Amy Cooper is a writer and pop culture fact nerd, and on multiple occasions has been referred to as a “Walking iPod.”