Hollywood couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are to end their ten-year marriage, the pair have confirmed in a statement.
There have been increasing rumours of a rift between the solver screen stars who first met on the set of commercial flop Daredevil in 2003.
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-parent our children, whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time.
Oscar-winning Affleck, 42, and Garner, 43, were married in 2005 and have three children together.