Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner divorce after 10 years of marriage

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Ben Affleck and wife Jennifer Garner attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (WLS) -- In a joint statement released by their representative, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck confirm they are divorcing after 10 years of marriage.

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The couple marked their 10th anniversary on Monday. They have three children together: Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3.

Garner, 42, and Affleck, 43, first met in 2001 on the set of Pearl Harbor, then reportedly started dating after starring together in 2003's Daredevil. They became engaged in 2005 and married two months later in a private ceremony.

The full statement is below:

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-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time.

This will be our only comment on this private, family matter.

Thank you for understanding.