HOLLYWOOD – Jennifer Garner will receive custody of Matt Damon following her divorce with Ben Affleck.

An official statement released by the couple’s lawyers confirmed that Jennifer Garner would be receiving full custody of Matt Damon. Affleck and Garner adopted Matt Damon following their marriage ten years ago and have been looking after him ever since. Affleck explained the relationship in an interview with Chapeau:

Matt is bright eyed and bushy tailed and when we first got to Hollywood he was jumping at everything. He needed to be grounded and so when me and Jen got hitched, we just kind of took him in for his own protection. He was running with Danny Ocean’s crowd and it was only a matter of time before he got into trouble. Uncle Soderbergh comes around every two weeks or so and takes him on camping trips.

A source close to Jennifer Garner said that the couple were obviously devastated by the official end of Bennifer, but that it has been on the cards for some time.

The thing might have ended a lot sooner but they wanted to stay together for the kids. And Matt Damon. Ideally Jennifer would like to make sure that Ben stays a part of Matt’s life, but we’ll just have to see how it all plays out.

Matt Damon is 44 years old.