Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced June 30 that after months of speculation, they are ending their 10-year marriage.
As Life & Style previously reported, Jen plans to seek full custody of their three children — Violet, Seraphina and Samuel — in the divorce.
Jen with the couple's three children. (Photo Credit: Splash)
What pushed the actress to her breaking point? Sources reveal exclusively to Life & Style that after months of Ben’s all-night drinking and gambling binges, the final straw for Jen came just weeks ago, when the Batman v Superman actor was late picking up the kids.
While shooting her upcoming film Nine Live in Montreal recently, the long-suffering star "got a call that Ben was 40 minutes late to pick up the kids from school,” an insider reveals. “She had to scramble to arrange another ride for them. And when he did finally show up, she heard he smelled of booze and cigarettes.
The duo looked upset during a recent outing. (Photo Credit: Splash)
"She doesn’t think he’s responsible enough to take care of their kids on his own,” the source explains.
She’s understandably angry about his behavior — and wants to make him pay. In addition to full custody, the second source says, Jen intends to fight for half of Ben’s earnings (he’s worth $75 million; she’s worth $40 million), as well as their Pacific Palisades estate.
The couple in happier times. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“She’s been the only one who has tried to make their marriage work,” says the source. “She wants to be compensated for all the anguish.”
But as Ben sees it, he’s the one who’s suffering. “He may not be a perfect dad, but he’s good to his kids and he doesn’t want her to turn them against him,” says the source.
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