Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck file for divorce

The pair have been married for 12 years

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have reportedly filed for divorce.

TMZ confirms the Hollywood couple have officially filed for divorce, despite previous reports that they were attempting to make their relationship work.

The news of the A-list couple's divorce comes two years after the initial confirmation that the actor and actress had separated.

According to TMZ, Jennifer and Ben have submitted identical responses to end their 12 year marriage.

The pair are parents to three children, whom they are still regularly seen spending time with as a family.

The Batman V Superman star and his wife share two daughters, Violet Anne and Seraphina 'Sera' Rose Elizabeth, as well as a son named Sam.

The soon to be divorcees have asked for joint legal physical custody of their three children.

It is said that both Jennifer and Ben filed for divorce without a lawyer and that the pro per submissions were filed together, meaning the divorce was coordinated.

Both parties listed their separation date as June 2015, showing that they have spent nearly two years considering their decision to finalise the split.

TMZ also reports that the acting couple married without a prenuptial agreement and therefore will negotiate their financial assets themselves.

13 Going On 30 star Jennifer previously opened up to Vanity Fair about the couple's decision to separate, in particular addressing rumours that Ben had had a relationship with the family's nanny.

She said at the time: 'Let me just tell you something. We had been separated for months before I ever heard about the nanny. She had nothing to do with our decision to divorce. She was not a part of the equation.'

'Bad judgement? Yes. It's not great for your kids for [a nanny] to disappear from their lives. I had to have conversations [with my children] about the meaning of scandal.'

The famous couple originally started dating back in 2004 and tied the knot in 2005.


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