Another Hollywood marriage bites the dust! Casey Affleck’s wife, Summer Phoenix, filed for divorce from the actor after nearly 10 years of marriage on Monday, July 31, according to multiple outlets.
The couple previously announced their separation in March 2016, but an unknown fact about their split came out with the divorce news this week. Watch the video below for more details about Casey and Summer’s breakup!
At the time of their separation, the former pair released a statement assuring fans it wasn’t a messy split. “Casey Affleck and Summer Phoenix have amicably separated. They remain very close friends,” Casey’s rep told People at the time.
Casey first began dating Joaquin Phoenix’s little sister in 2000 and they later tied the knot in 2006, just two years after welcoming baby No. 1. They are parents to two sons, Indiana, 13, who was born in May 2004, and Atticus, 9, who was born in January 2008. Casey and Summer have not been publicly seen together since 2014.
Casey and Summer in February 2008.
At the Golden Globes this past January, Casey gave Summer a sweet shout out during his acceptance speech for Best Actor in Manchester By the Sea. “Despite how I might think that I’m in charge at my house, it’s my kids that give me permission to do this because they have got the strength of character to keep at bay all the noise that surrounds people that live publicly to let me travel for months at a time. I love you, Indiana and Atticus. Thank you very much,” he told the audience. “And to their mom that gave me just about every good acting idea I ever had. Thank you very much, I love you.”
Like brother, like brother, we guess. Casey’s unfortunate news comes just four months after his older brother and his wife, Jennifer Garner, filed for divorce after a nearly two-year-long separation.