Yep, it’s pretty much just like a country song.
Earlier we reported that, after ten years of marriage, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were splittin’ up. And yeah, that’s true: BUT WHY?
The reason seems pretty straightforward on both fronts: Jen was over Ben’s drunk-ass gambling shenanigans. TMZ reports:
The Jen sources say Ben’s drinking and gambling have escalated over the last few years to the point “she couldn’t take it anymore.” Ben’s sources also say he likes to drink and loves to gamble … in fact, Ben has rhapsodized about gambling in interviews.
Sources say “partying” had nothing to do with their problems. Ben did not go out and did not womanize … Jen complained he just drank and gambled too much.
As for our Ben sources, they say it’s really just about 2 people who want to live their lives differently. His people say they’ve been in therapy for more than 2 years — he even mentioned his marital problems during his 2013 Oscar acceptance speech. They add the couple has been separated for 10 months, so there was no recent “breaking point.”
Do you think a slight gambling addiction is reason enough to end a marriage? Asking for two (very famous) friends…