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Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner finalise divorce as he seeks addiction treatment

Former couple, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have finally settled their divorce case after three long years.

hollywood Updated: Aug 27, 2018 17:29 IST
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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were together for 10 years.

Former couple, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have finally settled their divorce case after three long years.

The final settlement will be filed in a court after Affleck completes his rehabilitation session, reported TMZ. The Batman v Superman star is undergoing treatment at a rehabilitation centre for his alcohol addiction. A source told Entertainment Tonight: “Jen is proud of the strides he’s made, but some of his friends were worried he might be taking some steps backward and could be on a slippery slope. Ben wants nothing more than to get sober for his kids, for Jen and also for his career. He realises the dangers of what he could lose in life if he doesn’t stick to the programme, and dedicate himself to these big changes.”

Actress Jennifer Garner poses with her children Violet Affleck, Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck and Samuel Garner Affleck at her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (AFP)

People close to Ben and Jennifer said that the former couple has also reached a property settlement. The two-time Oscar winner has been open about his battles in the past as he sought help in 2001 and 2017. After his most recent stint, he wrote on his Facebook page in March last year: “I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront. I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be. I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it, and to be a source of strength for anyone out there who needs help but is afraid to take the first step.” The couple, who have three children, separated in 2015.

The duo even agreed to a joint custody of their three children. However, the amount of time that both the stars will get to spend with their children hasn't been decided as yet.

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First Published: Aug 27, 2018 17:26 IST