Was Gambling Responsible For Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s Break-up?

Was Gambling Responsible For Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s Break-up?After starring together in the 2003 superhero movie “Daredevil”, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner married in 2005 with their union resulting in two daughters, Violet and Seraphina, and a son, Samuel. Ten years of marriage later, however, and the couple have decided to part ways with an official statement released to the press explaining:
“After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce. We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting.. This will be our only comment on this private family matter.”
Naturally, the media has been busy speculating as to the cause of their parting, with one of the main rumors suggesting it was Ben Affleck’s love of poker and gambling which caused a rift in their relationship. However, it seems it may not have been concern for the financial pitfalls of gambling which concerned Jennifer Garner, as Affleck is known as quite a talented gambler, but more the amount of time his hobby may have eaten into his family time, an idea flatly denied by the 42 year-old actor.
Over the years, Ben Affleck’s gambling antics have made the news many times, most notably his being banned from the Hard Rock and a number of other Las Vegas casinos for card counting at blackjack. Dismissing rumors his gambling habit may have spun out of control, though, Affleck explains:
“Usually, when you’re a compulsive gambler, the casinos don’t ask you to leave because you’re beating them.”
In addition, Affleck also enjoys playing poker, and is reputed to have participated in $50,000 buy-ins poker games organized by the Hollywood“ Poker Princess” Molly Bloom. Despite rumors his gambling contributed to his marriage break-up, however, one source close to tmz.com suggested their splitting up was simply about two people now wanting “to live their lives differently.”

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