On Thursday, 44-year-old Jennifer Garner finally filed to divorce 44-year-old Ben Affleck!
Just last month, People reported that Jennifer had called off her divorce, but at the time, no official paperwork for a divorce had ever been filed! Ben and Jen had continued to live in the same home, frequently traveled together with their three children, and even voted and went to church together. Even sources close to the couple confirmed this and told ET that there was no update or change in Ben and Jen's relationship since they announced their split in June 2015 after 10 years of marriage. The focus had always been on their children.
I wonder what changed for Jen! The Daily Mail has some divorce details...
Jennifer Garner has filed to divorce husband Ben Affleck. The Batman V Superman star also submitted an almost identical response in what is being described as an 'amicable' split after 12 years of marriage.
According to Ben, they first met on the set of Pearl Harbor in 2001, but they fell in love on the set of Daredevil. He actually said Daredevil is 'where I found my wife.'
BUUUT, Jennifer was married to actor Scott Foley at the time. So she and Ben did not start dating until seven months after Ben ended his engagement to Jennifer Lopez, who he was supposed to marry in September 2003, the year Daredevil premiered! 😳
Anyway, let's take a look at Jen and Ben's astrological compatibility.
Jennifer Garner - Aries 17, 1972 - ARIES
Ben Afleck - August 15, 1972 - LEO
The element representing both Aries and Leo is FIRE! So, as you can imagine, their relationship is an extremely passionate one! This may explain why divorce has not been an option for them thus far. However according to astromatcha.com:
"The Leo man is a very proud and dignified individual, but he is surprisingly emotionally needy and wants his woman to massage his ego constantly. The Aries woman is very independent and self sufficient and needs no such emotional reassurance – and nor is she likely to flatter her Leo man with empty words. She will love him thoroughly and honestly, but she’ll expect him to look after his own self esteem in the way she looks after her own. Leo man Aries woman compatibility brings together two strong individuals, but it’s the Leo man who needs the Aries woman, rather than the other way round."
Jennifer revealed an example of her ability to tend to her own emotions and Ben's need for "emotional reassurance" in a Vanity Fair cover story dated March 2016.
I turned on CNN one day,” she says, “and there we were. I just won’t do it anymore. I took a silent oath with myself last summer to really stay offline. I am totally clueless about all of it.” In this constant, 24-hour media age, unplugging takes real discipline—which can be interpreted, by some, as indifference. “Ben says, ‘Oh, you just don’t care,’ and I say, ‘No, it’s the opposite.’ It hurts me so much, and I care so much,” she says, choosing to not “give a shit” how the divorce looks to the outside world. “I cannot be driven by the optics of this. I cannot let anger or hurt be my engine. I need to move with the big picture always on my mind, and the kids first and foremost.
As you can see from this excerpt, Jennifer did provide Ben the reassurance he needed, but if other scenarios ever occurred where she did not, astromatcha.com details the consequences:
"Because the Aries woman has quite a strong selfish streak, her refusals to praise and adore the Leo man are likely to become more and more entrenched as the relationship goes on. If the Leo man doesn’t get his dose of flattery from the Aries woman, he may start to look elsewhere for it. He is a loyal and highly faithful man at heart, but if his needs are not met, he’s not above seeking affection elsewhere. For the Leo man and Aries woman, compatibility depends upon the Leo man finding his own self confidence without needing it fed to him."
We all know about "nannygate," but I must add that it happened AFTER the couple had already separated according to Jennifer. She revealed more about her relationship with Ben in Vanity Fair.
Garner echoes that sentiment. “I didn’t marry the big fat movie star; I married him,” she says. “And I would go back and remake that decision. I ran down the beach to him, and I would again. You can’t have these three babies and so much of what we had. He’s the love of my life. What am I going to do about that? He’s the most brilliant person in any room, the most charismatic, the most generous. He’s just a complicated guy. I always say, ‘When his sun shines on you, you feel it.’ But when the sun is shining elsewhere, it’s cold. He can cast quite a shadow.
The Leo Man's "shadow" casting is explained in the book "The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need":
"No one else in the zodiac can more easily make you believe that you and he are the first, original, quintessential lovers in the world. The woman who wins his favor moves instantly to center stage. The spotlight is on her, she radiates in the bright circle of his admiration. It's a heady experience to have a Leo lover. Then suddenly the lights are turned off, the curtain falls, the play is over-and she doesn't know why. And he wont explain. Most likely, it's because Leo was in love with a mythical creature of his imagination-a beautiful adoring princess completely fulfilled by him. When the real woman supersedes the myth, Leo gets on his white horse and rides off."
Click HERE for EXCLUSIVE details in their astrological compatibility chart that further explain the drama!
My name is Jamillion Starzz and I’m a celeb gossip junkie! I’m also a Scorpio obsessed with astrology. The marriage of these two obsessions has resulted in the birth of this blog. Welcome! Like my Facebook page so you can stay up to date on ALL the drama!