Ben Affleck’s brother, Casey Affleck, is having marital problems. The “Manchester by the Sea” movie star’s wife Summer Phoenix has reportedly filed for divorce.

The actress, model, and designer has asked for joint physical and legal custody of their children - along with spousal support, as reported by PEOPLE.

Casey and Summer’s romantic life

Casey and Summer were introduced to each other by the latter’s brother in the mid-1990s. The couple officially started dating in 1999 and later shared screen time in 2000 film “Committed.” By 2004, they both were engaged and got married in 2006 in Georgia. They have two sons, Indiana August and Atticus.

It was reported back in 2015 that Casey and Summer mutually have decided to part their ways for good.

Casey’s representatives have confirmed the news from People about the couple’s divorce. However, it is still not clear what precisely led the Ben Affleck’s brother’s divorce, but the representatives confirmed that the couple decided to end their marriage due to irreconcilable differences.

Casey’s fight with alcoholism

Just like brother Ben Affleck, even Casey also dealt with alcohol abuse in the past. Many fans and media even speculated that the separation with Summer was caused due to his inclination towards alcohol. However, during his podcast interview in 2016, he revealed that he had been sober for almost three years.

In the interview, he stated that his grandmother, father, and elder brother all had been heavy drinkers and it is in their genes.

Casey’s new girlfriend, Floriana Lima

As of now, the main reason behind Casey’s divorce has not revealed, but the "Good Will Hunting" movie star is already dating actress Floriana Lima since last year.

An earlier report from In Touch magazine suggested that Summer was having trust issues when the reports surfaced that her husband of almost ten years was having an affair. A source further told the magazine that Casey and Summer both went to couple’s counseling sessions, but the conversations with the therapist did not work in their relationship’s favor.

Sexual harassment case

Casey’s personal and professional life has never remained simple. Back in 2010, he was sued by two of his former co-workers for more than $2 million. The sexual harassment cases were later mediated and settled out of court.

Meanwhile, Casey was recently seen in supernatural horror film "A Ghost Story" and will soon be seen in "Light of my Life" and "The Old Man and the Gun."

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