Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck conveyed moments of intense disagreement and “disaligned thoughts” during their latest red carpet appearance, a body language expert claimed.
Not for the first time, the Hollywood power couple looked tense and tense at a public event — this time the Los Angeles premiere of Lopez’s latest film, The Mother, on Wednesday night.
The pair, who exchanged vows in Las Vegas last July, were seen gesticulating wildly at each other before quickly returning to the affectionate pose and camera-ready kiss one expects of a newlywed celebrity couple.
The incident conjured up images of past public exchanges, not least Affleck’s awkward dress-up by a frustrated Lopez for an apparent lack of enthusiasm while supporting her at the annual Grammy awards ceremony in February.
Analyzing their latest promotional appearance, body language expert Judi James claims that Lopez exudes dominance, while Affleck’s demeanor suggests he begs his wife during a moment of disagreement.
At odds: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck shared moments of intense disagreement and “disaligned thoughts” during their latest red carpet appearance, a body language claims
Here we go: The couple, who exchanged vows in Las Vegas last July, were seen gesturing at each other on Wednesday night
She told MailOnline, “This red carpet appearance was full of moments of contrasting body language moods from Ben and Jennifer. The photos seem to suggest a moment of disagreement or divergent thinking.
Jennifer is upright, confident and commanding as she looks Ben in the eye, points and seemingly directs with her index finger. We can’t see her face, but there’s no obvious curve or fullness of her cheek to suggest she’s performing a mouth smile here.’
She adds, “Ben’s reaction is at odds with her condition. He seems to have bent his knees to raise his head level with hers and his close eye contact suggests pleas or questions.
“His face looks rather exhausted and his mouth has dropped open, which could be a sign of disbelief. The look has intensified in the second photo and his eyebrows are raised, again as if questioning her.
“His lower teeth are now showing and he’s taken over the pointing finger gesture, again as if he’s questioning something she’s said. She looks calm here.’
Read between the lines: Body language expert Judi James analyzes their latest promotional appearance and claims Lopez exudes dominance, while Affleck’s demeanor suggests he begs with his wife
All’s well that ends well: James also suggested that the pair’s subsequent kiss on the red carpet “could be ignored as a projected pose rather than a spontaneous, intimate moment”
Despite sharing a kiss on the red carpet for waiting cameras after the incident, James admitted that the gesture could be taken as insincere.
“Their red carpet posing rituals include all the usual kisses and loving smiles, though these can always be ignored as projected poses rather than spontaneous, intimate moments,” she explained.
However, the appearance was “balanced” by the pair’s more favorable off-camera interactions.
She said, “Where we could see even more authentic signs of love and affection between them that will hopefully bring balance, these other poses came holding their sweet hand as they walked together.
“There was a very dutiful moment where Ben assumed the pose of a security guard, facing his wife with his hands in the fig leaf position, as she turned her back to the camera to reapply her lip gloss.
Awkward: Wednesday’s performance comes after the pair made headlines at the Grammys in February when Lopez was caught on camera demanding that Affleck pretend to have a good time
Weighing In: Body expert Judi James has given MailOnline her expert opinion on the couple’s latest public appearance
“Their smiles afterwards looked warm, knowing, and grateful, providing some emotional balance.”
Wednesday’s performance comes after the pair made headlines at the Grammys in February when Lopez was caught on camera demanding that Affleck pretend to enjoy himself in an embarrassing exchange, which he later discussed.
The pair’s exchange was lip-reader transcribed, commissioned by DailyMail.com.
It came after Affleck was caught on camera angrily confronting Lopez at the Jan. 18 premiere of her movie Shotgun Wedding.