Ben Affleck Misses Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Atlas’ Premiere

Ben Affleck Misses Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Atlas’ Premiere

Ben Affleck was not on site as Jennifer Lopez celebrated the premiere of her new film, Atlas.

Lopez, 54, strode the red carpet solitary at the Monday, May 20, event in Los Angeles. The singer donned a strapless black and white floor-length gown for the evening, electing to arrange her hair in a high ponytail. In addition to an array of diamond jewelry, she donned a plain silver band on he ring finger.

While Affleck was not in attendance, Lopez did pose alongside the film’s director, Brad Peyton, as well as costars Simu Liu and Sterling K. Brown.

Speculation about the couple’s status stepped up earlier this month after Lopez attended the 2024 Met Gala — where she served as one of the event’s cochairs — without Affleck, 51. Her solitary departure came four months after she walked the red carpet at the 2024 Golden Globe Awards by herself in January before reconnecting with Affleck inside.

While on the Golden Globes red carpet, Lopez addressed Affleck’s moods amid viral paparazzi photos of his facial expressions.

“Ben is doing alright. You don’t need to fret about Ben, let me just inform you,” she told Entertainment Tonight at the time. “He is good. He is pleased. He is here — he is nominated. I’m relaxing, I don’t comprehend what folks are so pushed for.”

While Lopez was adamant that things were fine between her and Affleck earlier this year, a source exclusively told Us this month the pair hit a speed hiccup in their relationship as they are on “completely different pages most of the time.”

Jennifer Lopez Steps Out Solo at Atlas Premiere amid Ben Affleck Marriage  Strain

“Jen and Ben are having issues in their marriage,” the insider explained. “They started having issues a few months ago as Jen had started ramping up work commitments and prepping for her tour.”

A second source told Us that the couple don’t have intentions to separate but are taking some time apart. Affleck moved out of his and Lopez’s residence and into a new Los Angeles rental property “several weeks ago,” per an additional insider.

Affleck and Lopez have been observed together on multiple occasions since allegations circulated about their difficulty in paradise, including one of their children’s school functions on Friday, Mat 17. (Lopez is the mother of twins Max and Emme, 16, whom she welcomed with ex-husband Marc Anthony while Affleck shares Violet, 18, Seraphina, 15, and Samuel, 12, with ex-wife Jennifer Garner.)

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While at the function, the couple were seen donning their wedding rings. However, Affleck was photographed without his band earlier that day.

Later that weekend, Affleck and Lopez were photographed traveling together in Brentwood, California, on Sunday, May 19.

Lopez and Affleck — who sealed the nuptials in July 2022 — opened up about their distinct perspectives on sharing their relationship with the public. In her documentary The Greatest Love Story Never Told, the couple explained how her album This Is Me … Now originated from love letters Affleck wrote Lopez throughout their decades-long romance.

“I don’t think he’s very comfortable with me doing all of this,” she confessed. “But he loves me, he knows I’m an artist. He’s going to support me in every way he can because he knows he can’t stop me from creating the music I made and writing the words I wrote.”