2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - ArrivalsRumors have swirled about the state of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's marriage for years, and now, sadly, the couple is officially calling it quits.

People reports that Affleck and Garner are getting divorced, following 10 years of marriage. They celebrated their anniversary on June 29.

In a joint statement to People, the couple said, "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. This will be our only comment on this private, family matter. Thank you for understanding."

According to TMZ, the official filing of divorce papers is still a ways off. The couple are still working out custody terms -- they're seeking joint custody of their three children, Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3 -- and division of property, though the talks are reportedly "amicable."

Persistent rumors of an unhappy union have dogged the pair over the past few years (remember Affleck's infamous "Argo" acceptance speech in 2013?), and according to a recent report from Us Weekly, the split was a long time coming. Still, it's sad to see a longtime couple break up, especially when there are kids involved.

This was the first marriage for Affleck. Garner had previously wed actor Scott Foley; the pair divorced in 2003 after three years of marriage.

[via: People, TMZ]

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