The former couple – who announced their separation in June 2015 after 10 years of marriage – have officially ended their marriage, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE. Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have finalised their divorce, three years after they announced they were to split.
The duo met up at Jennifer’s house alongside lawyers and a private judge on Thursday. It comes after Ben broke his silence on his rehab stay, after completing a 40-day treatment programme.
He wrote on Instagram: “This week I completed a forty day stay at a treatment centre for alcohol addiction and remain in outpatient care. The support I have received from my family, colleagues and fans means more to me than I can say.
“It’s given me the strength and support to speak about my illness with others. Battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle. Because of that, one is never really in or out of treatment. It is a full-time commitment. I am fighting for myself and my family. So many people have reached out on social media and spoken about their own journeys with addiction. To those people, I want to say thank you.
“Your strength is inspiring and is supporting me in ways I didn’t think was possible … I hope down the road I can offer an example to others who are struggling.”
It was Jennifer – who shares Violet, 12, Seraphina, nine, and Samuel, six with the actor – who encouraged Ben to go to rehab to be “the best father he can be”.
Source: IOL News