The couple, who have three children, tied the knot on June 29, 2005 in an intimate ceremony in Turks and Caicos. From the time they first began dating to the final years of their marriage, the couple always managed to stay sweet and adorable.
Despite the sad news of their split, it's important to remember the good times that came out of one of Hollywood's most high-profile relationships. Here's a look at seven of the sweetest, most adorable moments of love between the former couple.
1. They couldn’t keep their hands off each other at awards shows
Four and a half years ago, the two couldn't keep their hands off each other at the 16th annual Critics’ Choice Awards. Jen and Ben were all smiles as she stroked his face. Even though Ben went home empty-handed after The Town was shut out, it was clear they were still happy just by being with each other.
2. When they presented Matt Damon with the American Cinematheque Award
Sometimes, it's the little things that show how cute a couple really is. Like when Ben held his wife's hand to help her safely down the stage stairs after presenting the 24th Annual American Cinematheque Award to Ben's long-time bestie Matt Damon.
3. When they couldn't help but openly flirt (despite both being in other relationships)
The Daredevil co-stars appeared on the short-lived IFC show Dinner for Five, where the sexual tension was palpable through their giggly flirtation. Sure, at the time Ben was engaged to J.Lo and Jen was married to her Felicity co-star Scott Foley, but it was clear that they were meant to be together (at least for the next 12 years or so).
4. They even looked like a couple at the Daredevil premiere
When Daredevil hit theaters, they were still with other people, but that didn't stop them from looking like an adorable couple on the red carpet, even while posing with Colin Farrell and Michael Clarke Duncan. It's as if Ben and Jen don't even realize other people were around.
5. Even when they were honest about their marriage difficulties, it was sweet
Marriage can be challenging, especially with three children in the mix, and the couple were never afraid to be honest about those challenges. Jen spoke to In Style in September 2014 where she got candid, telling the magazine, "You can't expect to be courted all the time, and I don't want to court him right now -- I don't have the energy!" she says. "But we’re definitely in a very mindful place where we're making an effort to be together, do things at the same time, and be loving." It's brave and heartwarming to know a couple can be that honest.
6. That time Jen talked to Ellen about her hubby's private parts
In Gone Girl, Ben Affleck has a scene of full-frontal nudity. When Jen appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show she recalled how her husband told her about the nudity, saying, "It wasn't a discussion, it was like, 'Hey, at work today [director David] Fincher talked me into coming out of the shower.' And I was like, 'Oh, cool, well, I hope he had on a wide lens.'"
7. When they were all smiles -- even in the freezing cold
Months after the couple first started dating, it was clear how strong the spark was. The loving duo even maintained their upbeat, broad smiles while freezing together during Game 1 of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park in Boston. They were able to smile despite being outdoors in Boston in October. No one else around them was smiling. The couple were warmed by the heat of their mutual attraction.