The couple has been separated since June 30, 2015, leading some to believe there was still hope for reconciliation.
"After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the hard decision to divorce". In their initial joint statement to People, they expressed how important it was for them to move forward and put their friendship and co-parenting needs first.
Their breakup comes as no surprise considering what happened between the celebrity couple. The cause of the split is listed as "irreconcilable differences".
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are formally calling it quits.
'She really wants to work things out with Ben. Apparently, Garner was busy shooting Miracles from Heaven at the time.
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TMZ also claims the couple has no prenup, meaning their earnings will be split down the middle.
Ben Affleck arrives for the world premiere of Warner Bros. They didn't even get a lawyer involved. TMZ broke the story on Thursday, citing court documents.
The Hollywood star Affleck also submitted an nearly identical response to what is being described as an "amicable" split after 12 years of marriage it emerged Thursday. She had nothing to with our decision to divorce.
Jennifer said, "she was not a part of the equation. She was not a part of the equation".
In May, Affleck called Garner a "fabulous person" on CBS This Morning. "But when the sun is shining elsewhere, it's cold", as per Garner. Here are six times that we thought they would stay together until they finally filed for divorce on April 13.
In July of 2016, Us Weekly reported Garner and Affleck were reconsidering their choice to split, evidenced by the fact that neither had officially filed for divorce.