Casey Affleck’s wife files for divorce after 9 years of marriage

2017 is going to be a bittersweet year for Casey Affleck.

He may have won the ‘Best Actor’ Oscar for his role in Manchester by the Sea at the beginning of the year – the greatest achievement in any actor’s professional life we think you’ll agree…

But things aren’t quite as good in his personal life, as his wife Summer Phoenix (yes, she is Joaquin Phoenix‘s little sister!) has reportedly filed for divorce after nine years of marriage and almost 16 years together.

It can’t come as too much of a surprise though, as the pair have actually been separated since 2015!

“Casey Affleck and Summer Phoenix have amicably separated,” Casey Affleck’s rep told People magazine at the time.

“They remain very close friends.”

According to legal documents obtained by People yesterday, Summer Phoenix has cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the divorce.

She is asking for joint physical and legal custody of their children – sons Indiana, 13, and Atticus, 9 – as well as spousal support.

We assume everything will go off without a hitch since their split was so amicable, but we’ll let you know if anything changes.