Celebrity couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are back in the headlines after a video showing a tense moment between them went viral.
The short clip shows Affleck opening the car door for the singer after a coffee run in Los Angeles on Tuesday. However, once the “Let’s Get Loud” singer gets into the vehicle, Affleck slams the car door with tongues wagging.
Based on Page six, social media users were quick to react to the incident, with one person tweeting: “Ohh sh*t! Ben Affleck apparently slammed that door on Jennifer Lopez in exasperation. Phew”. Another user commented on Twitter: “Deliberately looking away while getting into the car. They fight lol.
Fans blame the paparazzi for Ben Affleck’s miserable mood
Despite the tense moment caught on camera, not everyone is convinced that Affleck and Lopez have relationship issues. Grayling Page sixsome fans believe paparazzi are to blame for Affleck’s apparent irritation in the viral video.
One fan pointed out: “I think they saw the cameraman when they were walking towards the car. There is. Jen lowers her head and Ben is naturally irritated as she ends up pointing at the cameraman. When you’re famous, you can’t have a minute of privacy in the headlines.
Another fan agreed: “Dude, pissed off. He is being filmed. Again.”
Despite the incident, the couple appeared to be in good spirits at the Los Angeles premiere of Lopez’s new film, “Mom,” on Wednesday. Although they were caught in a seemingly tense conversation, they later happily posed for photographers, giggled and even shared a cute kiss.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez at the 2023 Grammys
In February, the “Gigli” co-stars were in the spotlight after a video from the 2023 Grammy Awards showed Lopez ordering up a miserable-looking Affleck.
However, Affleck later clarified that the situation was just a joke between him and his wife. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter , the “Deep Water” star explained that when she saw the crew “wheeling” them on set, she told Lopez, “As soon as they start rolling, I’m going to slide away from you and let you sit next to Trevor.
He added: “He’s saying, ‘You better not go to shit.’ It’s a husband and wife thing. I mean, some of it is. I’m like, “Okay, who is this actor?”
“I have a very unhappy looking resting face”
The “Argo” director has spoken out about his stern facial expressions, even joking about it on late-night talk shows. “Look, I have a very unhappy-looking resting face,” Affleck told Jimmy Kimmel last March.
“I’m satisfied with that,” he added, his face falling blank. He then made a serious-looking gesture and said, “That’s me, amused. This is how God made me. You don’t have to punish him for that.”
The Oscar winner and Lopez began dating in the early 2000s after meeting on the set of “Gigli” before becoming engaged in 2002. The power couple finally broke up two years later, as the media scrutinized their relationship intensively. Both married fellow stars Marc Anthony and Jennifer Garner and had children together.
Only in 2021, after their divorce, did the couple rekindle their love. They got engaged for the second time in April 2022 and had a private wedding in Las Vegas in July, followed by a lavish ceremony in Georgia last August.