Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez’s marriage has never been far from fans’ minds, and some of their more recent exchanges have raised a few eyebrows.
Recent exchanges have led social media detectives to claim that he must be “miserable” in their marriage.
Tongues first started wagging when the couple appeared to have a tense exchange at the 2023 Grammy Awards, though both have since brushed it off.
On Wednesday, Ben went viral when a video on social media showed him appearing to slam a car door after JLo stepped in after a coffee run together.
So as fans continue to focus their attention on Ben and Jennifer’s relationship, MailOnline has taken a look back at some of their most fraught moments.
A passionate honeymoon dinner
Passionate: Just days after Ben and Jennifer tied the knot in August, he was spotted dining out gesturing vigorously with his head and hands
Just days after Ben and Jennifer tied the knot in August, he was spotted dining out with his new bride Jennifer Lopez at a swanky Italian hotel.
The couple was photographed at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo on Lake Como in northern Italy, the celebrity couple’s first sighting since their successful weekend wedding at Affleck’s $8.9 million “plantation” estate in Georgia.
Ben shook his head from side to side and spoke quickly as Jennifer continued to listen. His hands flitted up and down and left and right, and he leaned toward Jennifer with a series of animated expressions on his face.
Jennifer shifted in her seat, but seemed to be listening intently as her fourth husband spoke.
They were seen looking at what appeared to be photos of their wedding on Ben’s phone, which he held up several times to share with his radiant bride.
The couple hand-in-hand left the hotel around 10:30 p.m. local time.
A sample of Grammy’s exchange
oh oh! Jennifer and Ben were caught in a tense exchange at the 2023 Grammy Awards, where a lip reader said she told her husband to “look more motivated”
As they both attended the star-studded music awards in February, Jennifer and Ben seemed to put on a united front as they took their place in the crowd.
Lopez and Affleck, who often look tense and angry in public, exchanged tense words during the ceremony, just as host Trevor Noah sat down next to them.
“Stop,” Lopez tells him. ‘Look kinder. Look motivated.’ Affleck replies, “Maybe.”
The pair’s exchange was lip-reader transcribed, commissioned by DailyMail.com.
Ben later clarified the moment, revealing he was joking with Jennifer, but then realized the camera was on them.
“As soon as they start rolling I’ll slide off you and have you sit next to Trevor,” he told Jennifer, via his interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
“She says, ‘You better not leave. That’s between husband and wife. I mean, part of it is.’ I’m like, “Okay, who is this act?”‘
Tension on the red carpet
At odds? Earlier this week, Jennifer was seen gesturing to her husband as they attended the premiere of her new film The Mother
Happier times: After snapping during their tense conversation, they soon returned to Hollywood mode with beaming grins and stage-worthy kisses
Earlier this week, Ben and Jennifer attended the premiere of her new movie The Mother.
The Get Loud singer, 53, had a frown on her face and gestured to her husband, 50, who she married last year, looking angry, though a lip reader made it clear it was far from a fight.
After being photographed having their tense conversation, they soon returned to Hollywood mode with beaming grins and stage-worthy kisses.
A lip reader confirmed with Ben whether her low-cut top was “too much visible,” forcing him to reply that it looked fine.
Later, when the couple managed to find their proper pose, the Air actor asked his wife to come a little closer, then he leaned into her ear and said, “don’t worry, dear.”
To which Lopez seemingly responded by saying, “come close to me.”
After the photoshoot, Affleck turned to Jennifer and said “that’s us, done,” he then gave her a kiss and asked if she was okay.
“Yes,” she replied as Jennifer went on to tell Ben to “go over there.”
slamming Ben’s ‘stressed’ door
The latest: Ben caused fans a frenzy when he appeared to slam the car door while wife Jennifer was in the passenger seat on Thursday
Yikes: He opened the door for Jennifer, who slipped into the passenger seat. Ben closed the door firmly, even adding a hand gesture to emphasize the closing
Ben Affleck appeared to slam the car door after wife Jennifer was in the passenger seat, sending fans into a frenzy on social media.
The video, which has since gone viral, shows Ben walking ahead of Jennifer to their Mercedes on Monday morning while lugging an iced coffee.
The actor opens the door for Jennifer, who slides into the passenger seat.
Ben closed the door firmly and even added a hand gesture to emphasize closing – with fans convinced it was because he was “stressed out.”
Fans took to Twitter to comment on the viral clip, noting that he looked “miserable.”
Another person on Twitter wrote, “Is this the new Dunking Donuts commercial?” with someone else writing, “He always looks like he’s fed up and annoyed.
“You can ‘have it all’ and still be miserable,” one tweeted.
Before the door slammed, Jennifer and Ben were seen smiling and holding hands during their coffee run.
Ben was grinning from ear to ear as he carried his large iced coffee, while Jennifer smiled and chatted with him, carrying a small hot drink.
Ben and Jennifer got married in August 2022 after rekindling their romance in 2021.
They were previously engaged in 2002 before going their separate ways two years later.