Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez : Is this the end?

Sources claim that Ben Affleck is ‘ Worn down’ and ‘Checked out’

Pop Culture & Art May 30, 2024

Nearly two years into their marriage, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are reportedly experiencing significant marital issues, largely exacerbated by differences in their lifestyles and approaches to finances. According to a source cited by Us Weekly, the couple has been "taking some space" to determine if their relationship is suitable for both of them.

Jennifer Lopez, 54, has been ramping up her work commitments in preparation for her "This Is Me... Live" tour, which supports her ninth studio album. An insider explained that Lopez's focus on work and tendency to overextend herself has added strain to the marriage. 

Meanwhile, Ben Affleck, 51, is said to be "worn down" by the marriage and does not agree with Lopez's lifestyle. The source added that the couple is often on "two completely different pages" and that "the honeymoon phase has worn off."

Both have demanding careers that frequently require them to be in different cities, highlighting the emotional and physical distance between them. The insider noted that this absence has made it increasingly difficult for them to communicate effectively, with small misunderstandings escalating into significant arguments. 

Their differing approaches to conflict have also been a source of tension, with Lopez preferring to confront issues directly while Affleck is less inclined to open up.

Financial disparities have further complicated matters. Lopez, worth a reported $400 million, has been financing projects independently, including a $20 million three-part documentary on their love story. Affleck, with a net worth of $160 million, recently earned $10 million for a Dunkin' Donuts Super Bowl ad.

Parenting has also been a point of contention. Lopez shares 16-year-old twins Max and Emme with her ex-husband Marc Anthony, while Affleck has three children—Samuel, 12, Fin, 15, and Violet, 18—with his ex-wife Jennifer Garner.

Despite their disagreements, Lopez remains committed to working on the marriage. While initially hesitant, Affleck has begun to "invest more" in their relationship.

Friends of the couple have mixed opinions on their future, with some believing they can work things out with time and effort, and others thinking the relationship has run its course.

Reports of marital issues intensified when Affleck was spotted without his wedding ring last week, though he was seen wearing it again shortly after. Lopez also wore her wedding ring during a recent outing in Los Angeles.

Earlier this month, Page Six reported that Affleck has "come to his senses" about their marriage. Despite some reports suggesting the pair are living separately, they were seen together at a school recital for Affleck's son, Fin. However, Affleck was notably absent from the premiere of Lopez's Netflix movie "Atlas."

Lopez and Affleck's relationship dates back to 2002 when they first began dating. They got engaged later that year but postponed their wedding and eventually parted ways in 2004. They reconnected in 2021 and married the following year. The couple's representatives have yet to comment on the ongoing speculation about their marriage    .


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