Another Affleck is Getting Divorced

Posted by Jeanne on August 3, 2017

After 16 years together, almost 10 of them married, Summer Phoenix has filed for divorce from Casey Affleck. In addition to joint physical and legal custody of their sons, Indiana, 12, and Atticus, 9, she is also seeking spousal support.

Summer Phoenix and Casey Affleck

Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

In March, the couple released a statement saying, “Casey Affleck and Summer Phoenix have amicably separated. They remain very close friends.” They have been living separately since November 2015.

It’s unclear what led to the split after all this time but it doesn’t help that two women accused Affleck of sexual harassment back in 2010 while working on the set of I’m Not Here. Their suits were settled the same year but that hasn’t stopped people from continuing to talk about it. In fact, when he won an Oscar for his performance in Manchester By the Sea, Brie Larson, who presented the award, refused to clap. An advocate for survivors of sexual abuse, she refused to elaborate saying that her actions spoke for themselves.

Meanwhile, Affleck’s big brother, Ben, is going through a similar situation. Wife, Jennifer Garner, also separated from the older Affleck in 2015 and just recently filed for divorce. Maybe there’s something in the water?

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