Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were caught having yet another tense exchange in public, further fueling speculation that there could be trouble in paradise, DailyMail.com can reveal.
The couple, who have been married for less than a year, were driving in Beverly Hills earlier this month when they stopped at a red light and engaged in a heated conversation.
Photos taken by a European tourist and obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com show visibly frustrated Ben, 50, who was behind the wheel, talking to Jennifer as she sat in the passenger seat of his Rivian electric SUV, with the windows rolled down.
A European tourist pulled up next to Ben and J.Lo in Los Angeles and took pictures when she realized who was in the car next to her
The confrontation between the famous couple occurred just before 9 am
Ben could be seen gesticulating wildly as he talked with his wife as they waited for the light to turn green
It is clear the two were arguing about something, with a very animated Ben seen waving his hands up and down as they hung out the window.
In fact, the pair seemed so engrossed in conversation, they didn’t seem to be aware of anyone whoo could have been watching or overhearing nearby.
Jennifer, however, appeared more reserved and quiet as her husband spoke and gestured wildly throughout the heated discussion.
The tourist, who witnessed the exchange after pulling up next to their car, told DailyMail.com that it seemed ‘pretty clear’ by his body language that Ben ‘was frustrated or irritated’ while Jennifer appeared ‘timid.’
‘There were a lot of hand gestures, Ben was waving his hands up and down and it looked heated,’ she said.
Jennifer and Ben were so engrossed in their animated conversation they were completely oblivious of their surroundings
Ben and Jennifer tied the knot in August 2022 after rekindling their romance in 2021. They were previously engaged in 2002 before going their separate ways two years later
‘It clearly looks heated on his end, a discussion or argument,’ said the tourist who snapped them
‘J.Lo looked a little bit sad. They were so deep in conversation that they didn’t even look to the side once. They only looked at each other and the traffic light.
‘It clearly looks heated on his end, a discussion or argument. There were no other cars or people on the street,’ the source added.
The photos come just a day after a video of an apparently frustrated Affleck slamming the passenger door of his car after Jennifer got into the vehicle went viral on social media.
The recent terse public exchanges between the two have led social media detectives to claim he must be ‘miserable’ in their marriage.
The clip showed Ben walking in front of Jennifer to their Mercedes while toting an iced coffee on Monday morning.
The actor opens the door for his wife who slips into the passenger seat.
Ben, appearing frustrated, then shuts the door firmly by dramatically swinging his arm, before walking over to the drivers seat.
Fans took to Twitter to comment on the viral clip, noting that he looked ‘miserable’ or ‘stressed.’
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,’ said someone in a tweet.
One person simply wrote, ‘Dude is goin through it.’
Yikes: The actor, 50, opens the door for 53-year-old Jennifer, who slips into the passenger seat. Ben shut the door firmly, even adding a hand gesture to emphasize closing it
The latest: Ben Affleck appeared to slam the car door after wife Jennifer Lopez sat in the passenger seat, causing fans to go in a frenzy on social media
Commentary: 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
Someone else tweeted: ‘He purposefully looks away from her while she’s getting in the car. They definitely fighting lol.’
However, moments before the door slamming, the couple had appeared to be in good spirits, smiling and holding hands during their coffee run.
Ben grinned ear to ear as he toted his large iced coffee while Jennifer smiled and chatted with him, as she carried a small hot beverage.
But the two had also raised eyebrows the previous day when they were seen attending the premiere of Lopez’s latest film, The Mother, in LA.
In an awkward moment while posing on the red carpet, the singer had a frown on her face and was gesticulating at her husband, who looked angry, though a lipreader later clarified that it was far from an argument.
After they were snapped having their tense conversation, they soon reverted to Hollywood mode with beaming grins and stage-worthy kisses.
A lipreader confirmed that J.Lo asked Ben if her low-cut top was ‘showing too much,’ pushing him to respond that it looked fine.
Later when the couple managed to find their right pose, the Air actor asked his wife to get a little closer, then he leaned into her ear and said, ‘don’t worry, babe.’
To which Lopez seemingly responded saying, ‘come close to me.’
What’s going on: On Wednesday, Jennifer and Ben attended the premiere of her latest film, The Mother, in LA; The stars appeared to an intense moment at the premiere before the couple kissed and beamed at each other
Happy: They smiled soon after the seemingly tense moment
After the photo shoot, Affleck turned to Jennifer and said ‘that’s us, done’, he then gave her a kiss and asked, if she was OK.
‘Yes’ she replied with Jennifer going onto tell Ben that they needed to ‘step over there.’
Tongues first started wagging when the pair appeared to have a tense exchange at the 2023 Grammy Awards in February, though both have since brushed it off.
Ben later clarified the moment, revealing that he was joking with Jennifer but then realized the camera was on them.
‘As soon as they start rolling, I’m going to slide away from you and leave you sitting next to Trevor,’ he said he told Jennifer, via his interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
‘She goes ‘You better f*****g not leave. That’s a husband and wife thing. I mean some of it is.’ I’m like, ‘All right, who is this act?”
Ben and Jennifer tied the knot in August 2022 after rekindling their romance in 2021.
They were previously engaged in 2002 before going their separate ways two years later.
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