Is Ben Affleck Hollywood's Perpetual Sad Man? Fans Spare J.Lo the Blame

Ben Affleck turns to Jennifer Garner amid marital woes

by Zain ul Abedin
Is Ben Affleck Hollywood's Perpetual Sad Man? Fans Spare J.Lo the Blame
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In a turn of events that could have come straight out of a Hollywood drama, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez - who were recently touted as the ultimate reunion of star-crossed lovers - are now reportedly holding on by a thread, a little over two years of marriage.

They rekindled romance during the global COVID-19 pandemic in 2021 and face a possible split due to clashing personalities - with fans rallying behind Lopez and absolving her from blame for marital strife. Indeed, the last couple of months have been low-key for Affleck and Lopez as a couple, and their fervent efforts at keeping out of sight have triggered the expected rumors of internal turmoil.

In so many ways, their relationship seemed discord; somber and increasingly reclusive, Affleck comes across as a marked opposite to the very vibrant, confident public persona exuded by Lopez. This contrast alone provided much fuel for the speculative fire regarding how long these two could keep their marriage going.

Ben Affleck Seeks Ex's Comfort

Things seem to get worse as Affleck - a bold, rough-around-the-edges type - is looking for comfort in his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner. The move could put additional pressure on his marriage to Lopez, making her misery even worse, it has been said.

A pal close to Lopez told all that she has been going through behind the scenes, with every little thing she does coming under harsh judgment. "If people could see what she has really gone through, they would be easier on her," the source said.

"Ben is a great guy, but can be grumpy and a downer." Notably, he discussed his public persona during an appearance on Kevin Hart's "Hart to Heart," where he opened up about depicted surly public conduct. He mentioned that he doesn't like public attention and intrusive paparazzi, both of whom have misinterpreted his facial expressions most of the time.

"I'm also a little bit shy. I don't like a lot of attention," Affleck admitted with a grin. There you have it - one of the reasons: how complex it is to handle fame and personal life in the relentless Hollywood limelight. However, Affleck is a dedicated father and a noted celebrity in the circle of cinematic television series, having developed quite a massive career as an actor and director.

Still, public challenges he meets in his private life make them track these activities with interest, just like they have done towards his professional rise.

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