After an almost two-year separation, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner officially filed for divorce Thursday.

The pair are seeking joint custody of their children, Violet, 11, Seraphina, 8, and Samuel, 5.
They remain friends and continue to co-parent their three kids amicably,” a source close to the couple told CNN. “They had always planned to divorce but just needed time. As always, their children are their first priority.”
Garner and Affleck shocked fans when they first announced their split in 2015 — one day after their 10th wedding anniversary.

The filings were made without attorneys and are virtually identical. Neither lists a date of separation.

The couple announced they were separating in June 2015 after 10 years of marriage.

“We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children,” Garner and Affleck said in a joint statement at the time. “This will be our only comment on this private, family matter.”

The actors met while making 2003’s “Daredevil,” in which they both played superheroes.

Affleck, a two-time Oscar winner, announced last month that he had recently completed treatment for alcohol addiction.

His breakup from Garner returned him to the tabloids, where he had been a mainstay years earlier because of his relationship with singer Jennifer Lopez.

He lamented the renewed focus on his personal life after years of attention on his role as a parent, and the critical success of the Oscar-winning film “Argo,” which he produced and directed.

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