In a recent outing that has tongues wagging, Hollywood power couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez appeared notably tense during a flea market date in Los Angeles. Despite the palpable tension, the duo didn't shy away from public displays of affection during their Sunday, September 17, excursion. As they meandered through the outdoor shopping area with Lopez's daughter, Emme, the couple's body language seemed to tell a different story.
The "Maid In Manhattan" actress, donning a cropped cardigan and wide-leg jeans, was spotted placing her hand on Affleck's rear end. Meanwhile, Affleck, dressed in jeans and a gray sweater, appeared deep in thought. This public appearance comes on the heels of Affleck being seen sharing a close moment with his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner. The internet was quick to jump on this, with many labeling Garner - who has three children with Affleck - as a "homewrecker" for her proximity to Lopez's current husband.
Social media platforms, including X (previously known as Twitter), were ablaze with comments from users expressing their opinions on the situation. One user remarked, "Jennifer Garner is a homewrecking b---- and Ben Affleck is a cheating drunk. Let them toxic exes be together. JLO needs to grab all her money and run. This is not co-parenting; this is cheating."
Another added, "I hope these two become broke and Ben drinks himself into outer space for the pain they have caused JLO." Yet another commented on Garner's actions, stating, "Old hag Jennifer Garner trying to put the moves on her ex now married Ben Affleck. Gross what a real classy lady. Hope God sends her the karma she deserves."
Affleck and Garner's relationship timeline is well-documented. The pair were married from 2005 and finalized their divorce in 2018. Affleck's romantic history with Lopez is equally storied. The two were initially engaged in 2002 but called it off in 2004. They rekindled their romance and tied the knot in 2022, marking one of Hollywood's most talked-about reunions.
While the recent events have stirred controversy and elicited strong reactions from the public, it remains to be seen how the trio will navigate their relationships in the public eye. As with all things in the entertainment world, only time will tell if this is a fleeting moment of tension or a sign of deeper issues at play.