Jennifer Lopez Gets Asked Straight up About Ben Affleck Split Rumors in Mexico City – and She Throws Some Sass in Her Response

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Jennifer Lopez was finally asked point blank about the ongoing speculation that her marriage to Ben Affleck is over.

The On The Floor hitmaker, 54, was hit with the hot question during a press conference for her new Netflix film Atlas in Mexico City on Wednesday.

In a now-viral video, a male reporter shocked the crowd when he asked Lopez to confirm if the ‘Ben Affleck rumors’ were ‘real.’

She tried to laugh it off as her co-star Simu Liu quickly jumped to her defense.

Lopez ā€” who was still wearing her wedding ring ā€” then playfully scolded the man.Ā ‘You know better than that,’ she said.

The audience applauded J.Lo for how she handed the situation while one of the panelists warned other reporters to steer clear of that line of questioning.

Jennifer Lopez Gets Asked Straight up About Ben Affleck Split Rumors in Mexico City – and She Throws Some Sass in Her Response

Jennifer Lopez was finally asked point blank about the ongoing speculation that her marriage to Ben Affleck is over; seen in January 2024

‘C’mon, don’t come in here with that,’ they said.

A video of the interaction was shared to Instagram byĀ ElGordoyLaFlaca, where fans shared their thoughts in the comment section.

Some thought that Lopez looked ‘hurt’ by the reporter’s question.

‘She looks so hurt when asked that question. They should just leave her alone,’ one IG user wrote.

Another fan begged the media to stopĀ ‘getting into her life.’

Lopez arrived in Mexico on Tuesday as part of the ongoing promo trail for Netflix’s Atlas, which hits theaters Friday, May 24.

Despite the Q&A debacle, the mother-of-two appeared unshaken by the speculation around her relationship with Affleck as she posed for photographers on Wednesday.

She put on a dazzling display in a sheer jumpsuit afterĀ recently sharing that she is the ‘thinnest’ she’s ever been.

The sexy netted ensemble showed off her nude bra underneath and was cinched at the waist to highlight her figure.

The mother-of-two added height to the outfit with chunky silver platform heels.Ā 

Lopez and Simu were also joined byĀ director Brad Peyton for the press event.Ā 

Atlas centers on a brilliant data analyst (Lopez)with a deep distrust of artificial intelligence who joins a mission to capture a renegade robot with whom she shares a mysterious past.

But when plans go awry, her only hope of saving the future of humanity from AI is to trust it, said a press release.

Lopez is producing Atlas through her production company Nuyorican Productions and their deal with Netflix.

The On The Floor hitmaker, 54, was hit with the hot question during a press conference for her new Netflix film Atlas in Mexico City on Wednesday

The On The Floor hitmaker, 54, was hit with the hot question during a press conference for her new Netflix film Atlas in Mexico City on Wednesday

In a now-viral video, a male reporter shocked the crowd when he asked Lopez to confirm if the 'Ben Affleck rumors' were 'real'

Ā In a now-viral video, a male reporter shocked the crowd when he asked Lopez to confirm if the ‘Ben Affleck rumors’ were ‘real’

Earlier this week it was reported that Affleck is pushing to divorce Lopez, after branding the union a ‘fever dream’.

Amid swirling split rumors, PageSix has claimed Affleck is ready to call an end to his two-year marriage, going as far to claim the decision to tie the knot was down to ‘temporary insanity’.

A source told the site that the Oscar-winner has ‘come to his senses’ after previously being so in love with the Atlas actress that he could not think straight.

While he has been spotted spending quality alone time with Lopez in recent days, he now feels his head is ‘clear’ and he can move on.

‘If there was a way to divorce on grounds of temporary insanity, he would,’ the PageSix source said.

The actor has been living in a $100K-per-month rental mansion in Brentwood located just two blocks away from his ex-wife Jennifer Garner, and not in the marital home he shares with Lopez.

Aerial photos obtained by DailyMail.com on Tuesday showed off the 10,000-square-foot mansion that Affleck has been hunkered down in over the past few weeks.

Although the temporary home boasts enough space to house several families comfortably, it’s a downgrade for Affleck, who purchased a 38,000-square-foot mansion with his wife J.Lo last year for an eye-popping $60.85 million.

Fans began to suspect that something was amiss with Affleck and Lopez’s marriage after they went nearly two months without being photographed together, though the time apart was reportedly due to the singer’s busy schedule and Affleck’s work filming a sequel to The Accountant.

She tried to laugh it off as her co-star Simu Liu quickly jumped to her defense

She tried to laugh it off as her co-star Simu Liu quickly jumped to her defense

Lopez then playfully scolded the man. 'You know better than that,' she said

Lopez then playfully scolded the man. ‘You know better than that,’ she said

Lopez arrived in Mexico on Tuesday as part of the ongoing promo trail for Netflix's Atlas, which hits theaters Friday, May 24

Lopez arrived in Mexico on Tuesday as part of the ongoing promo trail for Netflix’s Atlas, which hits theaters Friday, May 24

She was joined by co-starĀ Simu Liu, 35, and director Brad Peyton, 45

She was joined by co-starĀ Simu Liu, 35, and director Brad Peyton, 45

The two seemed to reunite last week for a school performance that his child Fin was featured in. Though they both displayed grins while arriving at the play, the too looked notably frosty around each other at other times.

Ben has been spotted on recent occasions without his wedding ring, but both wore their rings when they were together.

On Monday, a source told PEOPLE that the married couple are at odds when it comes to how much attention they court.

‘They just have very different approaches when it comes to media attention,’ they claimed. ‘Ben hates all attention and it makes him very uncomfortable. Jennifer has always had a different approach.’

They added that it was just not ‘his way’ to reveal so much of his inner life to the public.

‘It doesnā€™t make him happy and causes stress in his life and then in hers. There is no question their different styles clash,’ the source added.

Another source who is reportedly established in the music world said, ‘She needs that expression but Affleck simply is not comfortable with it. After a while it causes tension in the relationship.

‘He is more introspective and private. She likes to open her heart to her fans and to the world. This makes them considerably different, and it has been difficult in the day-to-day relationship,’ they continued.

‘There have always been clashes in their styles, how they handle issues, and their actions, but nothing has stopped their love over the years. This is a great love story,’ the music-industry source added.

Over the weekend, Ben got a visit at his rental home from his ex-wife Jennifer.

On Tuesday, a source told DailyMail.com exclusively that his current wife Lopez has been confiding in Garner recently as she tries to save her marriage.

‘JLo has been confiding in Jen because she knows that she is one of the only people in the world who would understand what she is going through,’ the source said.

‘She has been through it with the same man herself and although the circumstances were quite different it is still the same man and they both dealt with some of the same issues.’

Despite the Q&A debacle, the mother-of-two appeared unshaken by the speculation around her relationship with Affleck as she posed for photographers on Wednesday

Despite the Q&A debacle, the mother-of-two appeared unshaken by the speculation around her relationship with Affleck as she posed for photographers on WednesdayĀ 

Atlas centers on a data analyst with a distrust of artificial intelligence who joins a mission to capture a renegade robot. The film will be released by Netflix on May 24

Atlas centers on a data analyst with a distrust of artificial intelligence who joins a mission to capture a renegade robot. The film will be released by Netflix on May 24

Jennifer's decision to release her documentary, The Greatest Love Story Never Told, which chronicled her love story with Ben, seemingly put a strain on the pair's marriage; the duo seen in 2023

Jennifer’s decision to release her documentary, The Greatest Love Story Never Told, which chronicled her love story with Ben, seemingly put a strain on the pair’s marriage; the duo seen in 2023

The source said that Garner views Ben’s current marriage as a stabilizing force that helps him maintain his sobriety.

‘Jen does not want Ben to pull the plug on this marriage because she really does care about J.Lo,’ the insider said.

‘She did go to his house to talk to him about this and to try and keep the two of them together.

‘J.Lo was told several times by Jen how valued she is in all their lives. She is one of the only women who can get through to Ben and keep him from jumping off the deep end with his addiction,’ they added.

Affleck has previously opened up about how his struggles with addiction played a role in the end of his marriage to Garner.

Ben and J.Lo married in 2022 after rekindling their romance in the wake of her split from Alex Rodriguez.

The two had previously dated from 2002 to 2004, which included an engagement, though they called off the wedding and went their separate ways at the time.

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