Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Split: New Details on What Went Wrong

by Meredith B. Kile 5:05 PM PDT, July 02, 2015
Playing Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Split: New Details on What Went Wrong

As Ben Affleck prepares to take the Comic-Con stage alongside his Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice co-stars, new speculation is emerging about the actor’s divorce from wife of 10 years, Jennifer Garner.

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"We're seeing both sides of this story play out in the media," ETonline Senior Editor Sophie Schillaci said. "In People Magazine, sources close to Ben are saying that he is absolutely devastated and he tried really hard to make it work."

The couple reportedly went to therapy and used a mediator to try and save their marriage, but grew apart due to personal and professional differences. Sources say they ultimately decided to do what was best for their three kids.

"There's another report that says that Jen really felt like Ben was her fourth child," Schillaci said. "He was allegedly drinking too much and she just kind of resented it. Now, she's able to move on as a mom without having to worry about Ben."

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Construction at the couple’s Pacific Palisades home continues this week. Some have speculated that Affleck is building a man cave, while other reports claim that the actor has secretly been living in a Beverly Hills bungalow for weeks.

The actor will make his first public appearance since the divorce announcement at the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice panel next Saturday at Comic-Con.

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