Three years after announcing their separation, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have officially divorced. The pair were reportedly waiting until Garner completed his third stint in rehab for alcohol abuse before finalizing their agreement.
The pair have been unusually close post-split, a Hollywood trend initiated in 2014 by Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s widely (at the time) mocked “conscious uncoupling.”
According to court documents obtained by People, “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.”
One of the sticking points in their split was a custody agreement, which has been an issue of greater concern recently as Affleck struggles with his alcohol addiction. When they filed for divorce last year, they requested joint legal and physical custody of their three children, who are 12, 9 and 6 years old.
According to TMZ, their physical custody agreement was left deliberately vague, but at least in the beginning, Garner will have them most of the time. When Affleck is with the kids, he will be monitored to ensure he’s sober and the kids are safe, TMZ reports.