Ben Affleck is reportedly devastated following his split from his wife of ten years, Jennifer Garner.

The Hollywood couple announced their pans to divorce, explaining in a statement that they had come to the difficult decision "after much thought and careful consideration".

A source has now told People magazine that the Batman V Superman star is struggling with the split, saying: "He's devastated. Nobody intends to go down this path. They both battled, and he really battled to try and save the marriage but ultimately it was the best thing for the kids and for him and Jen.

"These are two people who really tried to save their marriage and worked really hard at it. Ultimately they had grown apart and they did what was best for their kids." 

The insider added that the actors have been broken-up for the past 10 months, saying: "They've been separated for 10 months but he was living at the house."

Affleck and Garner are parents of three children, daughters Violet, 9, and Seraphina, 6, and 3-year-old-son Samuel.