How Ben Affleck Has Jennifer Lopez Listed in His Phone Amid Split Rumors

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck navigate public scrutiny together

by Zain ul Abedin
How Ben Affleck Has Jennifer Lopez Listed in His Phone Amid Split Rumors
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Despite ongoing speculation about their relationship, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck appear to be solid, at least according to Affleck's phone contacts. Recently, a photo obtained by Page Six showed the actor receiving a call from “Jennifer Affleck” while he was behind the wheel.

The contact photo displayed a striking image of Lopez, which some X users humorously noted looked like an AI-generated picture. Notably, Lopez was sitting beside Affleck in the passenger seat during this moment. The couple was spotted leaving a school event in Santa Monica, California.

Despite arriving separately, TMZ reported that they later enjoyed a meal together at BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood. Affleck, 51, kept it casual in a gray tee, jeans, and sneakers, while Lopez looked chic in a tan turtleneck, brown slacks, and a matching coat.

This sighting came just three days after they attended Affleck’s 15-year-old child Seraphina’s school play, marking their first public appearance together in over a month. However, Affleck was seen without his wedding band on Friday, adding fuel to the breakup rumors.

House-Hunting Amid Rumors

Sources told Page Six that the Oscar winner has been house-hunting in Los Angeles and has been staying in a Brentwood home for about a week. Despite the rumors, neither Lopez nor Affleck has commented on the status of their relationship.

Affleck did open up about their relationship in Lopez's February documentary, “The Greatest Love Story Ever Told,” where he discussed the challenges of public scrutiny and learning to compromise with Lopez’s different approach.

The couple, who reconnected in 2021 and married in Las Vegas in July 2022, have previously faced public scrutiny. Reflecting on their previous engagement from 2002 to 2004, Affleck noted that media attention played a significant role in their breakup.

On a recent episode of “The View,” Joy Behar advised Lopez to keep her relationship private, cautioning that public declarations of love can complicate things when problems arise. Co-host Ana Navarro humorously compared Lopez to Elizabeth Taylor, who was famously married eight times.

Lopez has previously been married to Ojani Noa, Cris Judd, and Marc Anthony, with whom she shares 16-year-old twins Emme and Max. Affleck, on the other hand, separated from Jennifer Garner in 2015 after 10 years of marriage. They have three children: Violet, 18, Seraphina, 15, and Samuel, 12.

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