In a revealing conversation on Kevin Hart's Peacock series "Hart to Heart," Ben Affleck offered a candid glimpse into his life with superstar wife Jennifer Lopez, addressing swirling divorce rumors and shedding light on the complexities of their high-profile relationship. The Oscar-winning actor and director's comments come amid speculation about the couple's marriage, providing a rare, personal perspective on their life together.

Affleck, 51, subtly countered divorce rumors by referring to Lopez as his "wife" during the interview, a pointed choice of words given recent media scrutiny. "I don't mind you taking my picture at a club or a premiere, with my wife, I don't give a f-k. Go ahead. Knock yourself out. I don't notice you," Affleck stated, addressing his approach to public attention. This casual reference to Lopez as his spouse seems to push back against reports of marital trouble, including rumors of separate living arrangements and the listing of their shared $60 million Beverly Hills mansion for sale.

The "Good Will Hunting" star delved into the stark contrast between his own level of fame and that of his wife, describing Lopez's celebrity status as "f-kin' bananas." Affleck painted a vivid picture of their experiences in public, recounting an anecdote about a family outing in Times Square. "We get out with her, all the kids, through Times Square, and the s--- was like f---in' bananas,'" he recalled. "I was like, 'Oh my God.' There was a lady, she was smoking weed, in a full purple skintight suit-she's a heavy lady-and she starts running backwards filming, going 'J-LO!!' Like a herald."

This disparity in public recognition is something Affleck has had to adjust to since rekindling his romance with Lopez in 2021. He humorously described the difference in fan reactions: "[To me,] people are like, 'Hey, I like your movie,' and then they're like 'AAAHHHH! J.LO!'" This observation not only highlights the intensity of Lopez's fame but also Affleck's self-deprecating awareness of his own place in the celebrity hierarchy.

Despite the challenges of living under constant scrutiny, Affleck emphasized the importance of maintaining normalcy for their blended family. The couple shares parenting responsibilities for five children: Affleck's three with ex-wife Jennifer Garner (Violet, 18, Seraphina, 15, and Samuel, 12) and Lopez's twins (Max and Emme, 16) from her previous marriage to Marc Anthony. When it comes to his children, Affleck made it clear that privacy is paramount: "My children, that's a different thing."

The actor's comments about his discomfort with attention offer insight into his often-memed public demeanor. "That's why people see me, and they're like, 'Why's this dude always mad?' Because somebody has their camera and sticks it in my face," Affleck explained. This admission provides context for his frequently photographed "grumpy" expressions, suggesting they stem from a desire for privacy rather than genuine discontent.

Affleck's reflections on fame extend to his professional preferences as well. He confessed to being "a little bit shy" and expressed a preference for working behind the camera as a director. This insight into his personality adds depth to public perceptions of the actor, painting a picture of a more introverted individual than his high-profile relationships might suggest.

While the interview offers a glimpse into the couple's life, it's worth noting that the exact timing of the recording is unclear. Recent events, including Lopez's solo vacation in Italy and the listing of their shared home, have fueled speculation about the state of their relationship. However, Lopez's public gestures, such as a heartfelt Father's Day post honoring Affleck as "Our hero," suggest ongoing affection and unity.

Despite these public displays of solidarity, insider sources have hinted at potential strains in the relationship. A source close to the couple told Page Six that Affleck has "come to his senses" about their marriage, dramatically stating, "If there was a way to divorce on grounds of temporary insanity, he would." However, such claims remain unverified and contrast sharply with the couple's public behavior and statements.