Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck share kiss during PDA-packed outing amid rumors of troubled marriage
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez appeared more in love than ever as they shared a passionate kiss while enjoying an outing with her child Emme Muniz and son Max. The ‘Justice League’ actor, 50, and the multi-hyphenate superstar, 53, were spotted out and about on Saturday, May 20, shopping in the ritzy Beverly Hills area of Los Angeles.
The ‘All I Have’ singer looked summer-ready in a gorgeous yellow-and-brown striped maxi dress. The spaghetti-strap dress included cutouts at the hips, a bikini-style tie across the back, and a flowing skirt linked to a completely backless bodice. JLo accessorized her breezy look with a tan-colored YSL shoulder bag, chunky gold hoop earrings, and a large red lens pair of sunglasses. Affleck, for his part, opted for a more comfy ensemble featuring a light tan button-down shirt with a white shirt underneath. He complimented the look with blue jeans and a brown and beige pair of Nike low-dunk sneakers.
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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez shared a kiss in Beverly Hills while shopping with her twins! https://t.co/mMEQ5NqmKK— HollywoodLife (@HollywoodLife) May 22, 2023
Laughs, kisses, and tensed exchanges
The 'Batman' star was also spotted holding a brown paper bag from Daiso, a popular Japanese lifestyle retailer. The couple, affectionately known as “Bennifer”, held hands, laughed together, and even shared a big smooch, putting an end to any "row" rumors. This outing came just mere days after Affleck and Lopez were seen having seemingly tense exchanges during multiple public appearances. Earlier this month, the couple was out on a coffee run when the ‘Air’ director was caught on camera slamming the car door on his wife.
Later, Affleck and Lopez, who are nearing their first wedding anniversary, appeared to have another tense conversation while being shot on the red carpet, with both of them making stern pointing gestures in the direction of something, according to the Mirror. Following the tense appearance, a source later told The Sun that Ben was "growing tired" of JLo's "diva demands". As per the source, Affleck prefers a more laid-back lifestyle and "wants to slow down," but JLo is more business-focused and "all-or-nothing."
'He’s never had more responsibilities'
“Ben wants to slow down a little. He needs that, but it’s not really how Jennifer does things. She’s an all-or-nothing type and has more energy than Ben. There’s no off switch and this is just not somebody who is down for Netflix and chill. This will undoubtedly create tension as Jen prepares to make Unstoppable, which Ben’s new company Artists Equity is financing and producing,” the tipster dished, adding that the ‘Live By Night’ actor already has a lot on his plate with the choices he must make about his new company endeavor and profession.
“When he goes home at night he wants to zone out or talk to his kids on the phone. Ben has been through hell and back a few times and he’s never had more responsibilities. It’s a stressful time,” the source further noted. It was also revealed that Lopez is a “Duracell Bunny who doesn’t stop for anybody.” “The guy doesn’t deserve to be ordered around, dragged to dubious social events, and critiqued on every minuscule aspect of his day. But this is what he signed up for when he married Jennifer. He’s got the vibe of a man who’s just come home from a long tour of duty in a war zone only to have to deal with his house getting hit by a tornado,” the insider continued.