For most of us who keep up with the gossip mags, the Ben Affleck–Jennifer Garner split wasn’t surprising. Their 10-year marriage lasted way longer than many expected, and despite the fairy-tale ending many of us hoped would happen for them, enough was enough, and Garner grew tired of fighting and finally got out.
At least according to Us Weekly, which reports that despite the mutual agreement to divorce once and for all, this is all Garner’s baby. With Garner’s alpha-mom personality, it’s no surprise that the divorce has rolled out in as sanitized a way as possible. And in accordance with A-type Garner’s wishes, the public announcement of their breakup was long in the works and planned to a T.
A week later, here come the details.
Us reports that it’s basically all Ben’s fault. His gambling, his partying, his alleged cheating. Garner has kicked him out before (and took him back), but it all became too much and the damage was done.
Insiders report he would “beg her to stay” and what kept her fighting for their marriage was their three children. But in the end, keeping the family together just wasn’t enough to make her stick around and any dreams of a reconciliation have been dashed.