As it became known, the wife of Casey Affleck, awarded this year "Oscar" for Best Actor in the film "Manchester by the Sea", has officially filed for divorce. Casey, Ben Affleck's younger brother, lived with his wife - actress Summer Phoenix - in legal marriage for 10 years, raising two sons. But soon Casey, like his older brother, who is now also getting divorced, will again become a free man.
In her application to the court, Summer asked for joint custody of the children. In addition, she demanded that Casey pay her spousal support. As for the official reason for the divorce, Phoenix referred to the standard wording of "irreconcilable contradictions." However, in recent years, there were persistent rumors that Casey had repeatedly allowed himself an affair on the set, and Summer, as she complained to her friends, stopped trusting him.
The fact that Affleck and Phoenix decided to live separately, they announced back in March last year. The couple hoped that they would be able to overcome the problems in their marriage. As one of Summer's friends said, Casey and his wife went to classes with a psychologist, trying to cope with their problems. Alas, this did not bring results.
Recall that Casey and Summer met in 1995 thanks to her brother - actor Joaquin Phoenix, when he starred in the same film with Casey. In 2003, they announced their engagement. And in 2006 they got married. Since then, the couple managed to acquire two sons: the eldest Indiana is now 13 years old, and the youngest Atticus is 9.