Garner and Affleck worked together on 2001’s Pearl Harbor and 2003’s Daredevil before they went public with their relationship in October 2004. The Justice League actor proposed in April 2005, and the couple wed in June 2005. The Oscar winner and the Camping star welcomed daughter Violet in December 2005, daughter Seraphina in January 2009 and son Samuel in February 2012.
The pair announced their split in June 2015, just one day after their 10th anniversary. “We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to coparenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time,” they said in a joint statement to Us at the time.
“I didn’t marry the big fat movie star; I married him. And I would go back and remake that decision. I ran down the beach to him, and I would again. You can’t have these three babies and so much of what we had,” she told Vanity Fair in February 2016. “He’s the love of my life. What am I going to do about that? He’s the most brilliant person in any room, the most charismatic, the most generous. He’s just a complicated guy. I always say, ‘When his sun shines on you, you feel it.’ But when the sun is shining elsewhere, it’s cold. He can cast quite a shadow.”
The exes remained close after the breakup and while the Gone Girl star completed multiple stints in rehab for alcohol abuse. The actress eventually filed for divorce in April 2017, but the marriage was not officially over until a judge signed off in November 2018.Back to top