Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner File For Divorce Nearly 2 Years After Split

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are officially calling it quits.

The couple has filed for divorce nearly two years after first announcing their split, Access Hollywood has confirmed.

The stars have cited irreconcilable differences and are requesting joint physical and legal custody of their three children – daughters Violet, 11, and Seraphina, 8, and son Samuel, 3 – according to court documents obtained by Access on Thursday.

Back in June of 2015, just one day after their 10th wedding anniversary, Affleck and Garner issued a joint statement on their decision to part ways.

"After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce," their statement read at the time. "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."

The former couple has been photographed together periodically since the breakup.

Last month, Affleck revealed on Facebook that he had recently completed treatment for alcohol addiction and thanked Garner for her support.

"I'm lucky to have the love of my family and friends, including my co-parent, Jen, who has supported me and cared for our kids as I've done the work I set out to do," he wrote.

Affleck and Garner tied the knot in 2005, and first met on the set of "Pearl Harbor" several years earlier. They also starred opposite one another in the 2003 superhero film "Daredevil."

-- Erin Biglow

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