BREAKING NEWS
OK LogoNEWS

Jennifer Garner 'Encourages' Ex-Husband Ben Affleck to Work on Marital Issues With Jennifer Lopez: 'She Wants Him to Be Happy'

jennifer garner encourages ben affleck work jennifer lopez marriage
Source: mega

May 21 2024, Published 7:09 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email

Jennifer Garner is showing support for her ex-husband, Ben Affleck, amid his rumored marriage troubles with Jennifer Lopez.

The Alias star and the Batman actor tied the knot in 2005 and share three children — Violet, Fin and Samuel. They divorced in 2018, but have been able to put aside any past issues and work as mature co-parents in recent years.

Article continues below advertisement
jennifer garner encourages ben affleck work issues jennifer lopez
Source: mega

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck divorced in 2018.

According to a source, this includes "encouraging Ben to work on his marriage to Jen."

"She fully supports their relationship and wants nothing more than for him to be happy," the source added, noting Garner fully understands how living in the limelight "can put a strain" on marriages.

Article continues below advertisement
jennifer garner encourages ben affleck work issues jennifer lopez
Source: mega

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck reportedly hit a rough patch in their marriage.

Article continues below advertisement

As OK! previously reported, Affleck and Lopez have been living apart as they juggle their bustling careers, but began to have issues a few months ago.

"She’s giving him some breathing room," a source claimed. "Of course she was a little hurt, but she knows he loves her. He just needed a break from the red carpets and publicity that she craves."

Although the father-of-three reportedly believes "having independent lives and separate interests is healthy for the relationship," the "On the Floor" singer "doesn’t totally agree" with that.

Article continues below advertisement
jennifer garner encourages ben affleck work issues jennifer lopez
Source: mega

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck tied the knot in 2022.

MORE ON:
Jennifer Garner
Article continues below advertisement

A separate insider repeated the claims that some of the couple's problems stem from their feelings about all of the public attention their marriage receives.

"They just have very different approaches when it comes to media attention," the insider explained. "Ben hates all attention and it makes him very uncomfortable. Jennifer has always had a different approach."

Article continues below advertisement
ben affleck actively involved jennifer garner
Source: mega

Ben Affleck deals with media attention differently than Jennifer Lopez, according to a source.

Article continues below advertisement

Another source noted the Argo star has always been "impressed" by his wife's work ethic, but their differing approaches "cause stress in his life and then in hers."

Despite tensions in their marriage, the pair is reportedly not planning to divorce and have been working on their relationship in recent months.

However, Lopez only fueled the rumors when she attended the Monday, May 20, premiere of her new flick Atlas in Los Angeles, Calif., solo.

Never miss a story — sign up for the OK! newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what OK! has to offer. It’s gossip too good to wait for!

Article continues below advertisement
Source: OK!

The source spoke with Us Magazine and Garner's support of Affleck and Lopez.

An insider spoke with People about their different approaches to media attention.

Advertisement

Want OK! each day? Sign up here!

Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2024 OK!™️. A DIVISION OF MYSTIFY ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK INC. OK! is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.