Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have legally filed for divorce nearly two years after their announcement of separation.
The couple filed for divorce this week officially ending their 10-year marriage, E! News confirms. The pair wants joint legal and physical custody of their kids, according to court documents. The petition and response were filed together, which means it was coordinated.
The two remained amicable exes while co-parenting their three children.
“Their relationship is very fluid and nothing has really changed,” a source told E! News last March. “They have been working at their relationship for the past few years.”
“They are co-parenting. The most important thing in all of this are their kids,” E! News insider added.
In June 2015, just a day after their 10th wedding anniversary, Ben and Jen confirmed their separation through a joint statement.
“After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce. 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,” the Hollywood power couple said. “This will be our only comment on this private family matter. Thank you for understanding.”
The couple even though they are no longer together as husband and wife, still speak kind words toward each other.
Ben talked with E! News last March and he has nothing but nice words to say about Jen.
“Jen is a superhero mom. She is an amazing mother and I’m really lucky to have her as a partner to co-parent these kids with,” he said. “We try our best, we put them first and that’s what we do.”
Jen in a separate interview with NBC’s Today show, shared the same sentiments. “We are definitely a modern family. We’re doing really well.”
The couple is negotiating a financial settlement, according to TMZ, and it is believed the proceedings will be handled out of court and through mediation. The divorce could become final in as little as six months.