Ben Affleck Solo at Daughter Violet's Graduation Party

Affleck Solo at Daughter's Milestone Graduation.

by Nouman Rasool
Ben Affleck Solo at Daughter Violet's Graduation Party
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Ben Affleck was spotted at his daughter Violet's high school graduation party in Los Angeles this Memorial Day weekend, unaccompanied, raising speculation of his marital status with Jennifer Lopez. Affleck, 51, was all dressed up in a beige blazer over a white button-down shirt, wearing blue jeans with boots for the celebration of Violet, who he shares with ex-wife Jennifer Garner.

Just a week ago, Violet was 18 and had just graduated, marking a very significant life milestone. In fact, she shared pics of herself on social, crying through the whole ceremony, with a tongue-in-cheek caption: "Tell me you have a graduate without telling me you have a graduate.

???? (bless our hearts ♥?????)." Garner and Affleck officially ended their 13-year-long marriage in 2018 but are now apparently amicably co-parenting their three children—besides Violet, they share Seraphina, 15, and Samuel, 12.

J.Lo's Absent Dinner

In a contrasting development, 54-year-old Jennifer Lopez was reportedly not there in the restaurant. This comes amid ongoing rumors that she and Affleck are having problems in their marriage and living apart.

An insider has recently told Page Six that the couple, who tied the knot in 2022 in Las Vegas after rekindling their early 2000s romance, might be calling it quits. The source continued: "If there was a way to divorce on grounds of temporary insanity, he would." The source further added, "He feels like the last two years was just a fever dream, and he's come to his senses now and understands there is just no way this is going to work." Rumors flourished when Affleck did not attend with Lopez the Met Gala at the beginning of May.

Adding to the further speculation, Affleck has been seen spotted without his wedding ring and also did not attend the grand premiere of Lopez's movie, "Atlas". While Lopez has been reticent on the issue, having decided to ban all questions about her marriage at the pre-Netflix movie premiere, she did respond to a reporter's question about her relationship with Affleck.

As Affleck navigates fatherhood and stepfatherhood—he is also a stepdad, of course, to Lopez's 16-year-old twins Max and Emme, from her previous marriage to Marc Anthony—the goings-on in that blended family continue to play out for the world to see, further solidifying the nuances of their high-profile lives.

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