Washington: Following months of speculation about their marital status, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have officially announced that they are getting divorced.
A source said that the things have been very challenging for the last several months between the soon to be ex-husband and -wife, who have been dodging split rumors for some time, E! Online reported.
The insider added that until today, they were together because of the kids, but the two have been living separate lives and preparing for this for a long time.
A second source added that their split had nothing to do with their anniversary on 29th June, saying the timing was simply a coincidence and in no way had to do with money reasons.
It has been revealed that this is not a decision they came to lightly as the duo has in fact been in therapy working on their marriage for two years. They have also been in a trial separation for 10 months, during which time the 42-year-old actor has been staying at hotels.
The split is "not contentious" as they will be co-parenting, a source said, adding that the 'Gone Girl' star will be living on their property in a different building.
The insider noted that the duo, whose divorce will be handled by a mediator, not in court, grew apart. They were great parents together but they were not always on the same page.