Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck arrive at the Oscars in Los Angeles, Feb. 24, 2013. 
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Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner announce ‘difficult decision’ to divorce after 10-year marriage

After a decade of marriage, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are calling it quits.

“After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce,” a representative for the couple told TODAY in a statement Tuesday. “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. This will be our only comment on this private, family matter. Thank you for understanding.”

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Affleck, 42, and Garner, 43, tied the knot on June 29, 2005, celebrating their 10th anniversary on Monday. They have three children together: Violet Anne, 9, Seraphina Rose Elizabeth, 6, and Samuel Garner, 3.

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Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner announce 'difficult decision' to divorce after 10-year marriage