The couple files for divorce on Thursday after one year of separation. The actors both filed a divorce petitions in Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences and seeking joint custody of their three children, who range from 5 to 11.
Garner and Affleck announced their separation in June 2015 after 10 years of marriage.
The couple met on the set of the movie Daredevil in 2003.
“We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children,” the couple said, “This will be our only comment on this private, family matter.” They told the public.
The two–time Oskar winner, Ben Affleck had confirmed that he had recently completed an alcohol addiction treatment.
“I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront. I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be. I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it, and to be a source of strength for anyone out there who needs help but is afraid to take the first step. I’m lucky to have the love of my family and friends, including my co-parent, Jen, who has supported me and cared for our kids as I’ve done the work I set out to do. This was the first of many steps being taken towards a positive recovery.” he posted on his Facebook page March 14.