Shortly after In Touch Weekly reported that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are on the path to divorce, a new report details just how bad things are between the husband and wife.
“Their marriage has completely fallen apart,” a friend tells Life & Style. “They’re leading separate lives and Jen’s at her breaking point. She’s very good at keeping it all together, but she could snap at any time.”
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And there’s a lot at stake. Ben, 42, and Jen, 43, have their multi-million dollar estate to sort out — as well custody of their three children, 10-year-old Violet, six-year-old Seraphina and three-year-old Samuel.
The pal adds, “If they don’t have a prenup, she’d definitely go for half his earnings while they were married, plus child support.”
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But Jen has good reason for making him pay the price. She’s remained by his side as he’s attempted to face his demons — which include a gambling habit and a stint in rehab for alcoholism in 2001.
“Ben tells Jen he’s going to stop partying and gambling but he never does,” the friend says. “Sometimes he leaves in the middle of the night and doesn’t come home for days.”
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Despite their on-going issues, the husband and wife — who tied the knot in 2005 after working together on the set of Daredevil two years prior — aren’t ready to throw in the towel just yet.
The insider tells Life & Style, “They’re headed back to couples therapy, which was helpful to them in the past. They still love each other very much.”