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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are reportedly facing marital woes after the actor allegedly refused to allow his wife and their three children to visit him on the set of his Oscar award-winning film "Argo."
Affleck, who recently attended the 85th Academy Awards with Garner, gave a tearful acceptance speech which touched on his eight-year marriage to the Hollywood actress. The 40-year-old father of three directed "Argo" in Iran and a new report claims his Oscars speech alluded to troubles in his marriage stemming from time he spent away in the Persian nation.
"Jen wanted to bring the kids to visit him that summer, and he said no. This turned into a very big rift because it was another two months before he came home and saw anyone," a source told OK! magazine.
Affleck, who wed Garner in 2005, accepted the award for Best Picture award for "Argo," during the awards ceremony. The actor delivered an emotional speech which bizarrely focused on his marriage to Garner, 40.
"I want to thank you for working on our marriage for ten Christmases," a teary-eyed Affleck said. "It's good. It is work, but it's the best kind of work and there's no one I'd rather work with."
A source claims that while Garner appeared to be touched by her husband's speech, she was actually furious that he aired their "dirty laundry" on national television. The couple reportedly grew apart during his trip to Iran.
"[Jennifer] thought it was ironic that he described their marriage as 'work,'" the source said. "It was suppose to be this beautiful moment and he's letting everyone in on their dirty laundry."