Casey Affleck’s Divorce With Summer Phoenix – Spoiled His Friendship With Joaquin Phoenix

Casey Affleck's Divorce With Summer Phoenix - Spoiled His Friendship With Joaquin Phoenix

A source told Page Six at the time that the Oscar winner’s divorce from Summer Phoenix was finalized in 2017.

Casey Affleck and his wife Summer got a divorce in 2017 after being married for 11 years, but they had been living apart since 2015, according to The Hollywood Reporter. At first, their divorce agreement was a little confusing because the “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” actor wrote on the official paperwork that he would not pay spousal support. However, according to TMZ, the former couple has reached a financial agreement.

Affleck gave Phoenix $4,000 for child support, and he also paid for the kids’ private school tuition for the next two years.

Casey Affleck's Divorce With Summer Phoenix - Spoiled His Friendship With Joaquin Phoenix

Spousal support was not paid by the actor. According to court documents, Phoenix makes $24,000 a year as an actress, model, and designer.

Affleck and Phoenix, who is Joaquin Phoenix’s little sister, started dating in 2000. After six years together and the birth of their first son, they married in June 2006. They were last seen at a public event in 2014.

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Casey Affleck’s Divorce Spoiled His Friendship With Joaquin Phoenix

Casey Affleck and Joaquin Phoenix have been friends since the beginning of their careers. When they worked together on the 1995 movie “To Die For,” they became fast friends. While making the movie in Toronto, they shared an apartment, and Phoenix even set up a date between Affleck and his sister, Summer. “She was going out with someone else, and I said, ‘Man, she’s cute,'” the “Manchester By the Sea” star told the Daily Beast in 2013. In the end, their courtship led to a marriage: in 2006, Affleck married Phoenix’s sister.

Affleck and his ex-best friend and brother-in-law, Joaquin Phoenix, decided to sell an asset they owned together a few years after they got divorced. People says that in 2020, Affleck and Phoenix sold the New York City loft they owned together. After being on the market for $3.5 million, the unit sold for $3.13 million.

Casey Affleck's Divorce With Summer Phoenix - Spoiled His Friendship With Joaquin Phoenix

After they got divorced and stopped being friends, two “I’m Still Here” crew members accused Affleck of sexual misconduct in 2018. This made things even harder for Phoenix and Affleck to get along. The actor from “Inherent Vice” was asked what it was like to work with his old friend and production partner. “I can’t talk about the details of those lawsuits, which is a shame because I like to talk freely,” Phoenix told The Guardian in 2018. But the charges were later dropped.

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At the time, it seemed like the two could not be apart, but their friendship would not last.

Years later, things had changed, and it seemed like their friendship was getting worse. Reports say that the two stopped talking soon after they signed up for “Far Bright Star.” In 2019, Phoenix talked briefly with Affleck about how their friendship was going. The “Joker” actor told Vanity Fair, “My sister and he got a divorce.” It seems that the broken relationship had been going on for a while. “I haven’t talked to him directly or indirectly in a long time, either. Three to four years, “Phoenix added. Notably, they stopped being friends at the same time that Affleck’s marriage to his friend’s sister ended.

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Dinky, a Ramapo College of New Jersey alumnus, has worked as a journalist for over four years, covering a wide range of topics including current events, politics, fashion, celebrity news, and fitness. Oh and when Dinky is not writing about her favorite TV shows, she can be found binge watching them.

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