E! News confirmed the pair filed for divorce this week.
Although it’s disappointing to those of us who were hoping for a loved-up reunion (spurred on by reports last month), we can take some comfort in the fact that even in breaking up they are as respectful and graceful as ever.
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Court documents show the pair were coordinated as they filed for divorce – without lawyers and at the same time – with Garner’s petition and Affleck’s response matching perfectly, TMZ reports.
There will be no messy custody dispute either.
According to TMZ, the pair are asking for joint legal and physical custody of their three children; Violet, 11, eight-year-old Seraphina and five-year-old Samuel.
It has also been reported the couple is negotiating a financial settlement and that the actors’ divorce could become final within six months.
The amicability of their divorce is no surprise. Since announcing their separation in June 2015, Garner and Affleck have spoken fondly of each other in public.
"Jen is a superhero mum. She is an amazing mother and I'm really lucky to have her as a partner to co-parent these kids with," Affleck told E! in an interview in March 2016.
"We try our best, we put them first and that's what we do."
Meanwhile, Garner described them as "definitely a modern family" in an interview with NBC's Today show in August. "We're doing really well."
The joint statement announcing their separation in 2015 stated: "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."
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