Ben Affleck has shut down J-Lo divorce rumours with one photo

He's signalling his commitment

Ben Affleck is seen leaving Giorgio Baldi on May 21, 2024 in Santa Monica, California.
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Ben Affleck is still very much committed to wife Jennifer Lopez, if his choice of accessory is anything to go by.

Bennifer have sadly been hit by loads of divorce rumours over the past week or so, but a new photo of Ben proudly sporting his wedding ring while out on the town has shut down the whispers — at least to an extent.

In the picture, published by the Daily Mail, the Gone Girl actor can be seen leaving the celeb hotspot restaurant Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica, California, on Tuesday. He also doesn't look thrilled to be photographed by the paparazzi, which is in line with his desire to lay low as far as A-listers go.

The divorce rumours began last week, when a source told In Touch: "Ben already moved out and they’ll likely have to sell the dream house they spent two years searching for. They’ll never stop loving each other, but she can’t control him, and he can’t change her. There’s no way it could have lasted."

Shortly afterwards, a source told Us Weekly: "Jen and Ben are having issues in their marriage. They started having issues a few months ago as Jen had started ramping up work commitments and prepping for her tour." However, Us Weekly's sources said that the two weren't planning on separating despite their alleged marital issues.

Claims from anonymous insiders have continued to pop up in the media, but Ben and Jen themselves are following a "business as usual" approach. They were spotted together in a car over the weekend, and have both worn their wedding rings while out in public.

During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! earlier this week, J-Lo talked about her engagement ring from Ben, further signalling that there's nothing to see here. Whatever is happening between them (if anything!), we hope they're able to sort it out.

Iris Goldsztajn
Iris Goldsztajn is a celebrity and royal news writer for Marie Claire. As a London-based freelance journalist, she writes about wellness, relationships, pop culture, beauty and more for the likes of InStyle, Women's Health, Bustle, Stylist and Red. Aside from her quasi-personal investment in celebs' comings and goings, Iris is especially interested in debunking diet culture and destigmatising mental health struggles. Previously, she was the associate editor for Her Campus, where she oversaw the style and beauty news sections, as well as producing gift guides, personal essays and celebrity interviews. There, she worked remotely from Los Angeles, after returning from a three-month stint as an editorial intern for in New York. As an undergraduate at the University of California, Los Angeles, she interned at goop and C California Style and served as Her Campus' national style and LGBTQ+ editor. Iris was born and raised in France by a French father and an English mother. Her Spotify Wrapped is riddled with country music and One Direction, and she can typically be found eating her body weight in cheap chocolate.