Hollywood couple Ben Affleck andJjennifer Garner have announced they are to divorce. The pair released a statement confirming rumours of their split. “After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce, ” they said. We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a committment to co-parenting our children, whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time. ” Affleck ,42 ,and Garner, 43 ,were married in 2005 after meeting on the set of “Daredevil. They have 3 young children.