Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s marriage ended in 2018 after 13 years together. The couple had three children together, Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel. In an interview on The Howard Stern Show in 2021, Affleck revealed that he and Garner broke up because they simply “grew apart.”
Affleck and Garner first met in 2004 on the set of the movie Daredevil. They were married in 2005 and had their first child, Violet, in 2005. They had two more children, Seraphina and Samuel, in 2009 and 2012 respectively.
Despite the couple’s long-term relationship, Affleck and Garner’s marriage eventually failed. In an interview on The Howard Stern Show in 2021, Affleck revealed that he and Garner broke up because they simply “grew apart.” He said, “The truth was, we took our time, we made a decision, we grew apart. We had a marriage that did not work.”
The couple’s divorce was finalized in April 2018. Affleck and Garner have remained on good terms since their split and have continued to co-parent their children. In an interview with Good Morning America in 2019, Garner said, “We are definitely a modern family. We’re doing really well.”
The couple’s split has been attributed to a variety of factors, including Affleck’s struggles with alcoholism and Garner’s desire to focus on her career. However, Affleck’s recent interview confirms that the primary reason for their divorce was simply that they had grown apart.
The couple’s divorce has been a difficult process for both Affleck and Garner. However, they have both moved on and are focused on raising their children and pursuing their respective careers. Affleck and Garner’s divorce was finalized in March 2023, bringing an end to their 16-year marriage.