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Ben Affleck Still Wearing Wedding Ring During Solo Outing as Jennifer Lopez Attends ‘Atlas’ Event

Ben Affleck Still Wearing Wedding Ring During Solo Outing as Jennifer Lopez Attends ‘Atlas’ Premiere 373
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Affleck enjoyed a solo night out — but was still wearing his wedding band.

The actor, 51, was photographed leaving the Giorgio Baldi Italian restaurant in Santa Monica on Tuesday, May 21, and seemed in good spirits as he appeared to dine with friends. Affleck wore khaki pants and a blue button-down. He was still sporting his wedding ring during the outing.

While Affleck was out to dinner, his wife, Jennifer Lopez, attended another Atlas movie premiere alone. On Tuesday, she walked the red carpet in Mexico City to promote the upcoming Netflix movie also starring Simu Liu. Despite being on a press tour, Lopez, 54, has stayed silent about the ongoing questions surrounding her marriage.

Us Weekly reported late last week that Affleck and Lopez were “having issues” in their relationship.

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“They started having issues a few months ago as Jen had started ramping up work commitments and prepping for her tour,” a source told Us at the time. “Jen is very focused on work. They are on two completely different pages most of the time.”

A separate insider revealed that the pair have no plans to separate just yet.

Lopez and Affleck’s relationship has a longstanding history as they first met and dated in the early 2000s after meeting on the Gigli movie set. He proposed in November 2002, and the couple set a wedding date for the following year. However, they never walked down the aisle and called off their engagement by January 2004.

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Nearly 20 years later, Affleck and Lopez reunited. They rekindled their romance in 2021, and Affleck proposed in April 2022. By July of that year, they had tied the knot in a Las Vegas ceremony, opting for a larger wedding in August 2022.

News of their marital struggles started swirling earlier this month after they hadn’t been photographed together for 47 days. Affleck’s ex-wife, Jennifer Garner, is urging them to work through their issues.


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“Jennifer Garner is encouraging Ben to work on his marriage to Jen,” a separate source told Us on May 21. “She fully supports their relationship and wants nothing more than for him to be happy.”

Garner, 52, knows that being in the public eye “can put a strain” on any relationship, the insider added.

Neither Affleck nor Lopez has publicly addressed the rumors, but they both continue to be seen wearing their respective wedding rings. During the Atlas premiere in Los Angeles on Monday, May 20, Lopez did tease the “next act” of her life.

“I have a tour coming up in the summer, a couple of movies coming out next year, so I’m excited,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “It’s just, like, a great time.”

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