What defines true love? Does love naturally grow stronger or fade away over time? Although, our responses may lead to debate, we are surprised to hear when the strongest couples cannot overcome destiny. Long time love-birds and parents of three, Ben Affleck (42) and Jennifer Garner (43) have decided to divorce after ten years of marriage. Married in 2005 and raised three children together, Violet (9), Seraphina (6) and Samuel (3), Affleck and Garner just celebrated their wedding anniversary last Monday. This is heart-breaking news from the cutest couple, which constantly expressed their affectionate love in public.
Interestingly, Ben proposed to Jennifer with a Harry Winston 4.50 carats diamond solitaire engagement ring. Later, when she became mother of two girls, he presented her with a diamond eternity band, completing her engagement ring!
Together, they earned millions of dollars. More specifically, their combined income is estimated to exceed $115 Million. In a joint statement, Ben and Jennifer stated, “After much thought and careful consideration, we’ve made the difficult decision to split. This should not be an ugly divorce.” They added, “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.”
Their disappointing news has pained millions of hearts and fans worldwide. Although deeply saddened to hear, we are glad to hear about their mutual respect, maturity and sensitivity, keeping their children a priority. In fact, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have decided to still live together.
What are your thoughts about their divorce? Do you think living together after splitting up is a wise decision? Do you think they made the right choice, or could their marriage have been saved? What is the threshold for making (or breaking) when marital problems arise?