Casey Affleck and Summer Phoenix are no longer a married couple. The famous pair allegedly recently filed for divorce. Casey, the brother of famous actor Ben Affleck, and his wife ended their marriage because of irreconcilable differences. At least this is the reason shared by Summer in the court papers.
So, the legal papers were actually filled by Summer, who is the younger sister of Joaquin Phoenix, on July 31. The news was first reported by E! News, which claimed that Summer cited as the reason of the separation irreconcilable differences without providing any other details. Actually, this is quite common among celebrities.
So, this means that both Casey and Summer are single now. The former couple have two sons together, Indiana Affleck, who is 13 years old, and Atticus Affleck, who is 9. The media report indicated that in the court papers Summer has asked for joint physical and legal custody of the children. She is also seeking spousal support.
The fact that Summer and Casey have filed for divorce does not come as a surprise. In fact, the two first announced their separation back in March, 2016. At that time, Casey and Summer revealed that they have been separated since November, 2015, but waited for a few months until officially announcing the split. The two separated after more than 13 years together. They got engaged in 2003 and wedded in 2006.
Apparently, the split has been amicable, as a representative for Casey claimed that the two stars have remained close friends. “Casey Affleck and Summer Phoenix have amicably separated. They remain very close friends,” the statement said. So, it appears that there is absolutely no drama in this split and things have been worked out between the two.