Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have finalized their divorce three years after separating, PEOPLE confirms.
The two met at Garner’s house with lawyers and a private judge on Thursday, a day after news broke that Garner had requested the private judge to handle the final details of the divorce, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE.
The estranged couple announced their separation in June 2015 after 10 years of marriage and three children together: Violet, 12, Seraphina, 9, and Samuel, 6. Affleck and Garner began dating in 2004 and married in June 2005 before simultaneously filing for divorce in April 2017.
Garner recently opened up about how the intense tabloid scrutiny the couple faced during their marriage took a big toll on her. Explaining how for a decade there would be up to five or six cars trying to get the scoop on what was going on between them, Garner said on CBS Sunday Morning, “Looking back on that, I really feel the stress of it.”
“I really — I could cry talking about it,” she continued.
“What I think I’ve learned is that the scrutiny in your private life puts a pressure to make something happen,” she explained. “You feel a pressure to hurry up and get married, ‘cause you think that’ll end the — ‘Are they engaged? Are they not?’ And that’s true in the reverse, as well. If you are — if you know, if there is any inkling of trouble, or if the tabloids decide there’s trouble, it can create trouble.”
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