All About the Confusing Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Divorce Rumors

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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are dealing with a sudden round of breakup rumors that—much like the film Gigli—have left everyone shocked and confused. Between reports claiming they're no longer living together, paparazzi pics of them looking perfectly happy, J.Lo's sudden tour cancelation (more on that below), and blurry images of Ben without his wedding ring, we are living through uncertain times. So naturally, we've gathered all the available info in one place to make sense of it.

Sources Claim Ben and Jen Are Living Apart

This has been confirmed by multiple sources and in multiple outlets. First, TMZ reported on May 16 that Ben has been staying at a Brentwood home all by himself. This was confirmed by Us Weekly later that same day, and then on May 19, an Entertainment Tonight source claimed "they have been staying in separate homes and the tension has been high."

On May 28, an Us Weekly source said they communicate "primarily to discuss essential matters and updates."

J.Lo Is Still Wearing Her Ring

Here she is on May 17 (divorce headlines were dominating the news cycle at this point) visibly wearing her ring in front of paparazzi photographers while smiling.

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She's also been wearing it at events for her new movie Atlas:

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But Ben Was Spotted Without His Ring... for a Day

Ben was seen without his ring on May 17 (the same day this first photo of Jen ^^ was taken) in images published by TMZ. However, his ring was back on its finger just two days later on May 19.

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J.Lo Just Canceled Her Entire Tour Amid the Rumors

On May 31, Jen announced that she's canceling her entire This Is Me...Live tour because she is "taking time off to be with her children, family and close friends."

Writing about the decision to scratch the tour, the singer wrote "I am completely heartsick and devastated about letting you down. Please know that I wouldn’t do this if I didn’t feel that it was absolutely necessary. I promise I will make it up to you and we will all be together again. I love you all so much. Until next time…"

They're Allegedly Selling Their House

TMZ reported that the couple are "quietly" trying to sell their $60 million home. Meanwhile, an insider told Entertainment Tonight on June 10 that "Jen is touring houses and shopping around for her own home. She has been leaning on her mom, sisters, and kids during this transitional period."

FYI: This All Started in the Tabloids

Rumors about Ben and Jen kicked off thanks to a tabloid report from InTouch on May 15. They spoke to an "insider" who said, “The writing is on the wall–it’s over. They’re headed for a divorce–and for once, [Ben’s] not to blame!”

This insider also claimed the couple "never stop loving each other, but she can’t control him, and he can’t change her."

They're on Two "Different Pages"

Sources have remained cryptic about why Jen and Ben are having marriage problems. Us Weekly spoke to someone who said “They started having issues a few months ago as Jen had started ramping up work commitments and prepping for her tour. Jen is very focused on work. They are on two completely different pages most of the time.”

A source also told People that the couple "did not celebrate Mother's Day together," while another Us Weekly insider said finances and parenting “have exacerbated” their issues.

Meanwhile, an Entertainment Tonight insider said "Ben feels like Jen has a hard time feeling satisfied and that's one of the issues they're facing. Ben is one of the only people who feels comfortable enough to be honest and real with Jen. It's part of why Jen loves him, but also why she's upset with him."

Jennifer Liked a Post About Unhealthy Relationships

The post in question (from March 19) read "you cannot build a healthy relationship with somebody" who "lacks integrity and emotional safety," "doesn’t respect your time, doesn't think it's important to call/text back in a respectable time frame," "lacks effective communication skills," and "doesn't know who they are or what they want."

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Right Now, They Are Not Planning to Divorce

A source told Entertainment Tonight on May 19 that “Jen and Ben's relationship is not over yet." More recently on June 6, a source told Daily Mail that the Atlas star remained committed to saving their marriage:

"She wants this marriage to work so much that she is willing to make any sacrifice including giving up being J.Lo. She doesn't want to be divorced. She doesn't want to end up like Madonna—on her own at 60."

They Were Photographed Looking Happy on May 19

I mean, they definitely don't look like a couple going through relationship drama!

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Jennifer Garner Is Rooting for Them

A source spoke to Us Weekly about Jennifer thoughts on Bennifer divorce rumors, and said “Jennifer Garner is encouraging Ben to work on his marriage to Jen. She fully supports their relationship and wants nothing more than for him to be happy.”

We'll keep you updated with the latest, but as of now, it seems like these two are just going through ups and downs that happen in any relationship.

A Reporter Straight Up Asked J.Lo about the Divorce Rumors

During a press event for her new film Atlas, J.Lo was legit asked, "Is your divorce with Ben Affleck real?"

Her response? "You know better than that." Yiiiiiikes.

They Recently Reunited for a Family Event

Ben and Jen were spotted together in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 30 while heading to an event for Violet Affleck's high school graduation. Ben's mom, Chris Anne Boldt, was also in tow and walked behind the pair.

FYI, the sighting was the first time the celebs were snapped together since May 19 when they were seen outside the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, California.

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