Ben Affleck and Jennifer Gardner have been trying to fix some marital issues in the past two years. There were even reports that the couple has patched things up. Latest news, however, indicates that the divorce papers are not far behind.
Affleck's unconfirmed affair with their nanny as well as his gambling were among the reasons cited why Jennifer Gardner announced marital problems in 2015. Despite that, Gardner gave the relationship a chance, to see if Ben Affleck will mend his ways. Apparently, things did not work out the way they intended it to be because rumors of a divorce are once again going viral.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Gardner have been consciously uncoupling for months and this gave their fans a little bit of hope. The couple kept themselves busy with their career, but lately, Affleck seems to be having some problems as he dropped the directorial job for "Batman". The poor box office showing of "Live By Night" has also contributed to his woes.
Affleck was also seen in a disheveled appearance, reportedly due to heavy partying, during the August London premiere of the movie "Suicide Squad." A bloated Ben Affleck was also seen with a detox aid sometime in January. More than his professional problems, Affleck is faced with a more personal dilemma as Jennifer Gardner seems ready to make the divorce official, according to Page Six.
After almost 10 years of marriage and two years of trying to hold on to that marriage, Jennifer Gardner finally talked about the pain of breaking up with Ben Affleck, and her resolve to focus on her children and career, according to Tribune. Affleck and Gardner have three kids, Sam. Seraphina and Violet.
"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," Gardner said. "Yes. It's not great for your kids for a nanny to disappear from their lives. I have had to have conversations about the meaning of 'scandal' with my children," she added.
Jennifer Gardner said her breakup with Ben Affleck did not happen because of his affair with their kids' nanny. She confirmed they were already separated even before she heard about that affair, so that was not the reason for the divorce decision. Affleck is a complicated man but Gardner he is also generous, charismatic and brilliant.