Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner Announce Divorce

Actor and actress Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced they would divorce after 10 years of marriage on June 30, 2015. Danny Moloshok/Reuters

Hollywood couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their divorce on Tuesday. The couple had been married for 10 years and have three children.

"After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce," Affleck and Garner said, via a joint statement to People magazine. "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."

Speculation that the two would separate had reached a fever pitch in recent months, particularly after Garner said the "courtship" phase of their relationship was over in 2014 according to People.