The actress co-starred with Chris in the sci-fi blockbuster Passengers, and their 2016 press tour saw tabloids churn out endless reports of an affair. Their widely covered 'relationship' was so dramatic, that Anna herself admitted to being hurt by the coverage.
"[That] stung a little bit harder than I thought it would," she told Us Weekly of the gossip at the time. "It’s been a little devastating because for us, it’s like, ‘What the heck?’. This has been blindsiding to us. We have an incredible relationship. It has been weirdly stinging."
Due to the existing tabloid reports, fans were quick to point the finger at J-Law when the news broke. However, the actress (who is happily dating Dan Aronofsky, by the way) is not to blame for the split. There is no third party, and it's time fans stopped searching for some "other woman."
Sources close to the couple have reportedly told TMZ that the pair split not because of a third party, but because "they each have very different views of what a family should be."
"Anna wants a family that is pretty much together most of the time," they said. "She wants a base ... which for her has been Los Angeles. We're told she wants more kids. The upshot ... Anna wants a traditional family."
Meanwhile, the publication reports that Chris "has had some life-changing experiences that has required him to adjust the balance between family and career."
"When he married Anna back in 2009, she was much bigger than him. He's now at the top of the Hollywood food chain, and with that comes opportunities that take him all over the world, shooting movies that take him away from home for months at a time."
"Our sources say he doesn't want more kids ... at least not in the foreseeable future, because he can't juggle a growing family with his career. And he can't be corralled in one place—even L.A.—because that's not the way the movie industry works."
The sources statements echoed the sentiment in Anna and Chris' joint statement, claiming the divorce is amicable and that the actors share a special bond over their 4-year-old son Jack.
When the couple announced the news, they told fans "we tried hard for a long time, and we're really disappointed."
"Our son has two parents who love him very much and for his sake we want to keep this situation as private as possible moving forward," they wrote. "We still have love for each other, will always cherish our time together and continue to have the deepest respect for one another."
Sending love to their family as they go through this difficult time.