Jennifer Garner filed divorce papers three years after her break with Ben Affleck. The actress wants to bring the case before a private judge.

Garner would no longer have any patience for a regular lawsuit, which according to  TMZ is the reason for this approach. A private judge can proceed a lot faster later.

According to the entertainment website, Garner wants to complete the divorce before the end of the year. Initially, she would have strived for a completion in February 2017.


According to  TMZ, that did not happen in the end, because Affleck had an alcohol problem. The actress would have wanted to wait until the actor was sober again.

Children stayed together in the neighborhood because of children

Affleck and Garner, both 46 years old, announced in June 2015 that their marriage had gone down after ten years. The two did not, however, divorce.

Because of their children Violet (11), Seraphina (8) and Samuel (4) they stayed together in the neighborhood and went on holiday several times. According to insiders, the two went into relationship therapy in November.

The actor and actress met in 2001 on the  Pearl Harbor set. Garner was then still married to actor Scott Foley. That marriage ended in 2004.

Affleck’s relationship with Gwyneth Paltrow had just been stranded at the time of the recordings of  Pearl Harbor. From 2002 to early 2004 he was together with Jennifer Lopez.

Affleck and Garner fell for each other during the shooting of  Daredevil, a film that appeared in 2003. In June 2005, the two promised each other eternal fidelity.