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Why Ben Affleck 'Erupted In Anger' Outside Jennifer Lopez's Home Amid Divorce Rumors

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By Favour Adegoke on June 24, 2024 at 6:45 PM EDT
Updated on June 24, 2024 at 8:22 PM EDT

Hollywood star Ben Affleck got into a heated altercation with paparazzi while leaving his and his wife Jennifer Lopez's marital home.

The actor seemed to have had enough of the photographers, reportedly expressing his "strongest emotions" while cautioning the individuals.

The recent outburst from Ben Affleck comes amid rumors of an "imminent" divorce from Jennifer Lopez.

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Ben Affleck Involved In Heated Row With Paparazzi Outside Jennifer Lopez's Home

Ben Affleck

The incident occurred on Sunday night as the actor was leaving Lopez's Beverly Hills home while she was on vacation.

Affleck was driving his car down the driveway when he was confronted by paparazzi who were busy snapping away with their cameras flashing brightly in his face.

The "Gone Girl" star drove a few feet away from the paparazzi before deciding to put his car in reverse and get out of the vehicle to address the photographers directly.

Affleck reportedly walked toward one of the men and began blasting him for flashing his light at him while he tried to drive away from the area safely.

He wore a grey shirt, jeans, and sneakers and looked angry as he addressed the paparazzi.

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Ben Affleck Warned The Photogs Not To 'Flash' Their Light At 'Someone Driving'

Ben Affleck & Jennifer Lopez in a car

According to a video clip shared by TMZ, he said, "Don't flash your light at someone driving down the driveway," while seemingly ripping a device out of a paparazzo's hands.

"Don't do that! That's dangerous. You don't even know if that's me. You can cause an accident," Affleck continued.

As he returned to his car, another camera flash went off, prompting him to warn the paparazzi again.

"Stop, man!" Affleck said. "It's dangerous what you guys are doing. You understand?"

He noted that he could not see properly with lights flashing in his face and that they were going to get "someone hurt doing this sh-t."

Affleck also told the photographers that his daughter was "coming down here" and "If you flash the lights on her, you're putting her in danger."

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Ben Affleck 'Erupted In Anger' Due To Divorce Rumors Plaguing His Marriage

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck take a private cruise on the Seine river

Affleck's recent reaction to the paparazzi has raised eyebrows, with some linking it to the stress caused by his marital troubles.

While speaking to the Mirror, body language expert Judi James stated that Affleck may have a "short fuse" due to the media scrutiny of his marriage.

She said, "Ben Affleck is known for his historic dislike of being the centre of paparazzi attention but he will usually restrict his signals of frustration and irritation to a scowl or two. Here, though, he seems to have erupted in anger."

James added, "Big issues or pressure in someone's life can create the strong emotions that are triggered by something else, often something more minor."

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"This kind of press attention might be very much part of why his relationship with Jennifer is said to show signs of possible stalling," James further noted.

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Ben Affleck And Jennifer Lopez's Past Romance Ended Due To Unwanted Media Attention

Jennifer Lopez And Ben Affleck

Lopez, 54, and Affleck, 51, started dating in the early 2000s and became engaged before calling off their wedding in the fall of 2003 due to unwanted media attention.

During a chat with Apple Music's Zane Lowe in 2022, Lopez opened up about their past relationship, partly blaming media scrutiny for its ending.

 "It was a new thing and it destroyed us. That was part of what destroyed us was the outside energy that was coming at us. And we loved each other. It was hard," Lopez said at the time.

The singer also noted that their breakup was "painful" and sent her on a "spiral."

"It was so painful after we broke up," Lopez said. "Once we called off that wedding 20 years ago, it was the biggest heartbreak of my life. I honestly felt like I was going to die. It sent me on a spiral for the next 18 years where I just couldn't get it right."

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Jennifer Lopez And Ben Affleck Seem To Be Headed For Divorce

Jennifer Lopez And Ben Affleck
Instagram | Jennifer Lopez

Recently, divorce rumors have swirled regarding the Hollywood power couple's marriage. The rumors intensified when the pair put their $60 million marital mansion up for sale, with reports claiming that a divorce was "imminent."

Lopez is also said to be done trying to fix their marriage. An insider told the Daily Mail that the singer no longer feels that there's a solution to their problems or that their marriage can be saved.

The source said, "Jenny has had enough and she really tried but she can do no more, it's not getting any better, it's worse."

They further explained that the singer left Affleck because he was constantly "grumpy and negative" in person and their relationship.

Lopez was also recently spotted enjoying a relaxing solo vacation in Italy, away from her husband, Affleck.

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