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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner to divorce after 10 years of marriage

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After 10 years of marriage, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announce split.
After 10 years of marriage, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announce split. From Twitter

First the moving truck, and now an official statement: After 10 years of marriage, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are getting a divorce.

"After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce," the couple told People magazine 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 Daredevil in 2003 and began dating shortly after, according to People.

The two have three kids together: 9-year-old Violet, 6-year-old Seraphina and 3-year-old Samuel. A source close to the couple told People they intended to seek a mediator.

Fans of the two were quick to react on Twitter:

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