TMZ reports that Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have filed for divorce nearly two years after announcing their separation. They filed the documents together, had no prenup and are both seeking joint custody of their three children. PEOPLE confirmed the news, with a source adding that the official split is “super amicable.”
“They always planned to divorce despite what people said,” the source said. “If you look at their first statement it says divorce not separate. They just did it the way they wanted to and did what was best for their kids. There was no catalyst, it was just time. Nothing has changed, they are and still will be putting their kids first.”
“They are co-parenting the best they can,” a source said. “Whatever incarnation of a relationship this is works for them.”
While they’re still negotiating a financial settlement, it appears that the case may be handled outside of court, and the divorce could be final within six months.