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be gutted about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner?

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Northernlurker Tue 30-Jun-15 23:28:48

I've just read that they ARE divorcing. I was hoping it was all vicious rumour. They seemed like a genuine, real couple. Can nobody ever stay married in Hollywood? hmm
It's coming to something when Warren Beatty, Warren Beatty , is an example of marital solidarity.

Lateswim16 Tue 30-Jun-15 23:31:46

I don't think Hollywood is any different to RL to be honest.

Some marriages last and some don't.

It's always sad.

TheSpottedZebra Tue 30-Jun-15 23:32:15

Well, rumour has it that he (WB)'s up to his old tricks too...

But yes, it's oddly sad. There's something really nice about her.

ThinkIveBeenHacked Tue 30-Jun-15 23:32:29

I was sad to read this too. I know we dont know them, and no one ever knows what goes on behind closed doors. But ten years and three kids and seemingly so down to earth (her anyways).

So sad. Hopefully they will be happier now.

SycamoreMum Tue 30-Jun-15 23:33:10

I whimpered a little when i saw this.

WorraLiberty Tue 30-Jun-15 23:33:41

I could literally count on one hand the amount of couples (who are not of my parent's generation) who haven't divorced.

I'm including in that, those who didn't actually marry but lived together and had kids.

None of them are Hollywood stars.

SurlyCue Tue 30-Jun-15 23:34:23

So what youre telling me is that Ben Affleck is single? wink

TurnOverTheTv Tue 30-Jun-15 23:35:43

You're gutted about someone you don't know is getting divorced? Really?

polkadotsrock Tue 30-Jun-15 23:37:09

I was sad too if I'm honest. Probably silly but I was.

meglet Tue 30-Jun-15 23:37:24

I thought Warren Beatty was on dodgy ground too?

affleck sounds like a flippin' nightmare tbh.

Northernlurker Tue 30-Jun-15 23:38:02

I'm late thirties and all our contemporaries are still on their first marriage. That said there have been some horrendous carryings on with a couple of my older dds' friends parents. Probably early forties and yikes! Very messy.

And no I wouldn't trust WB as far as I could thrown him but still - 23 years of marriage is quite good for Hollywood.

And yes Ben appears to be single wink

Pumpkinpositive Tue 30-Jun-15 23:40:46

My instinctive reaction to hearing this scurrilous rumour news when it first surfaced was:

"What did Ben do??" shock

Still feeling it. He must have a guilty face or something. blush

HelpMeImMelting Tue 30-Jun-15 23:41:11

I feel sorry for the kids.

Northernlurker Tue 30-Jun-15 23:43:08

There have been rumours about him gambling for a long time. I hope that isn't the case.

babbas Tue 30-Jun-15 23:48:21

Have met them in RL. He's got massive issues and she has tried everything to help him and support him. He really has lost an amazing person. He's on a downward spiral and she is well rid of him.

Pumpkinpositive Tue 30-Jun-15 23:50:27

Have met them in RL. He's got massive issues and she has tried everything to help him and support him. He really has lost an amazing person. He's on a downward spiral and she is well rid of him.

According to the DM, Gwyneth said much the same thing.

SurlyCue Tue 30-Jun-15 23:50:37

Tbh a 23 year marriage is worth fuck all if theres dodgy business going on with either or both parties. Far better a happy marriage for 10 years running its course and choosing to separate than remaining married and forgiving/turning a blind eye to all sorts. Length of marriage means nothing if the quality isnt there.

twirlypoo Tue 30-Jun-15 23:53:12

Oh, I was hoping this was rumours too. She looks so, I dunno, normal. Its sad for their whole family hmm

samsam123 Tue 30-Jun-15 23:54:55

WHO couldnt care less

Didiusfalco Tue 30-Jun-15 23:56:05

There have been hints on some gossip blogs for a while that he has been cheating as well as gambling, and that she has had the patience of a saint but it has finally run out.

Northernlurker Tue 30-Jun-15 23:56:46

That's ok samsam, we all know if this was Brad and Angelina you'd be crying like a baby wink

twirlypoo Wed 01-Jul-15 00:04:23

As an aside, I got surprisingly upset about ole Patrick swazye being dead again the other day when dirty dancing was on. You'd have to have a heart of stone not to be touched by that sam grin

Honeysucklememory Wed 01-Jul-15 00:14:57

Even regular people in Hollywood/LA are like this. I sadly have first hand experience.

Will Smith has been married for 17 years.

John Travolta has been married 24 years.

So there is some hope that it can last.

EachandEveryone Wed 01-Jul-15 00:17:23

The rumours have been around for ages. I don't know them but I've always liked her and her sidebar of shame trip to farmers markets.

Nettletheelf Wed 01-Jul-15 00:19:26

John Travolta as a marriage paragon!!! Hahahahaha.

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