Jennifer Garner Asked for Divorce from Ben Affleck – She Had Enough
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck’s divorce announcement is making headlines everywhere and everyone is wondering why? Why did the couple pull the plug on their marriage of 10 years? Was it another woman, Ben’s drinking and gambling? Or was it a couple who grew apart?
According to TMZ, Jennifer Garner pulled the plug on the marriage and the couple may have been separated as long as 10 months ago. What was the breaking point for Garner? Ben’s drinking and gambling are said to be the cause of the failed marriage, with no mention of Affleck’s love of other women as a cause.
Ben has a history of drinking and gambling and was even in rehab in 2001, four years before he and Jen married. His gambling has been an issue in recent years, with Ben being banned from a casino for counting cards in 2014. Ben’s drinking and gambling were said to have escalated over the last few years to the point that Jennifer just couldn’t take it anymore.
Of course, Ben’s ‘people’ say his “partying” had nothing to do with their problems and Ben did not go out and did not womanize. Apparently, Jen just liked to complain her husband drank and gambled too much?
The divorce is said to be really about two people who want to live their lives differently. The couple have reportedly been in therapy for more than two years and as Affleck mentioned in his 2013 Oscar acceptance speech, marriage is a lot of work saying, “It’s work, but it’s the best work there is, and there’s no one else I’d rather work with.” Ben had explaining to do to at the time saying in a later interview,
“We work on [our marriage] together, we try our best, nobody’s perfect. I would be lying to you if I said that either she or I were. She’s more perfect than I am, I can tell you that.”
At the time, Garner said she understood what Affleck meant.
It looks like the work became too much for the couple and with Affleck working non-stop over the past year, it made it more difficult to continue their hard work.
What are your thoughts on the couple’s divorce announcement?