It seems like the new tradition in the Affleck family is to get divorced after a decade. Turns out that Casey Affleck is following in his big bro Ben Affleck’s footsteps. According to NY Daily News, Casey confirmed Wednesday that he is splitting up with his model-actress wife, Summer Phoenix.
Did Frank Costello put him up to this? Time to live out your Boston movie fantasies, y’all.
Casey’s divorce comes nine months after Ben divorced Jennifer Garner—they were also married for 10 years. “Casey Affleck and Summer Phoenix have amicably separated. They remain very close friends,” Affleck’s rep told People Magazine. Perhaps the Affleck brothers ditched wedlock to live a life of crime and pull off heists in Fenway Park? One thing's for sure, the love between them is gone baby, gone.
Summer’s older brother, hurricane Joaquin Phoenix, was responsible for hooking Casey and Summer up, the Boston Herald reports. Casey and Joaquin began their friendship while filming the 1995 movie, To Die For.
According to People, 40-year-old Casey and 37-year-old Summer got married in 2006, but started dating in 2000 (a total of 16 years together).They have two sons: Indiana (11) and Atticus (8).
Affleck will star in HBO's upcoming Lewis and Clark miniseries and you can watch him do some pretty violent things in his latest movie, Triple 9. Summer, who is back on the big screen after a 12-year break, recently polished off her role in the movie Two for One.
By the way, if you think the Affleck divorces are shocking, get a load of this.