Ben Affleck Conceals Ring Finger with Sweater Amid Jennifer Lopez Marital Woes

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck gave paparazzi quite the show as he hid his ring finger from their view amid reports his marriage to Jennifer Lopez is on the rocks.

Shutterbugs caught up with the actor, 51, Wednesday in Los Angeles as he was picking up his son, Samuel — whom he shares with his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner — from school.

As Affleck and the 12-year-old made their way down the sidewalk and to their car, the director draped a blue sweater over his left shoulder while he kept his arm bent and therefore totally covered.

Affleck knew he was being watched but did not interact with the photographers. His son, however, decided to pap the paps himself.

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Photographers caught up with the actor Wednesday in LA as he was picking up his son, Samuel, from school.Juliano/X17online.com

Samuel Affleck and Ben Affleck

Samuel had his own professional camera and decided to pap the paps.Juliano/X17online.com

With a professional camera in his hands, Samuel held up the lens and snapped pictures of the photogs in the distance.

At one point, the preteen — who was wearing a basketball jersey, shorts and sneakers — even ran up to a tree and pretended to hide behind it to capture his photos more sneakily.

Affleck — who sported a blue T-shirt and gray pants as he wheeled his son’s roller backpack — stopped and laughed at the latter’s cheeky antics.

Samuel then giddily flashed his dad a thumbs-up before the two put their things into the “Argo” star’s BMW and got in.

Samuel Affleck and Ben Affleck
Affleck laughed at his son’s cheeky antics before the two drove off.Juliano/X17online.com

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez
Rumors have been swirling that the director’s marriage to Jennifer Lopez is on the rocks.NBAE via Getty Images

After Affleck did not attend the 2024 Met Gala with his wife earlier this month, rumors began to swirl that there may be trouble in paradise.

Upon further examination, internet sleuths realized that the “Gigli” co-stars had not been photographed together in more than a month.

Additionally, Lopez, 54, had “liked” an Instagram post about unhealthy relationships.

The singer was then caught house-hunting in LA, and sources told Page Six that Affleck was doing the same.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez
Affleck did not attend the Met Gala with the singer earlier this month.Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck
At the time, the “Gigli” co-stars had not been photographed together in more than a month.Getty Images for LACMA

The pair reportedly have been living apart for the better part of May.

Though they have yet to confirm or deny potential relationship woes, they were seen together last week when Affleck drove his SUV to pick up Lopez and one of her 16-year-old twins, Emme, outside a school in LA, where Affleck’s 15-year-old, Seraphina, had been performing in a play.

The “Gone Girl” star made sure his wedding band was visible; however, he ditched it in a sighting a couple days later.

Affleck and the actress were then photographed attending a movie event and hitting up Soho House. Though the former appeared flustered during the outing, he made sure to wear his wedding band.

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Lopez also “liked” an Instagram post about unhealthy relationships.Getty Images for Netflix

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck
Affleck has recently been seen without his wedding ring.Getty Images for The Recording Academy

He was also seen sporting the jewelry earlier this week as he left LA hotspot Giorgio Baldi.

Meanwhile, Lopez has been riding solo while attending various premieres for her film “Atlas.” Despite their apparent issues, the musician has continued to accessorize with her wedding ring.

While promoting the forthcoming movie, Lopez shut down a Mexican reporter who asked in Spanish whether the “divorce” speculation was “real.”

Leaning in, she said into her mic, “You know better than that.”

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez
A source recently told Page Six that Affleck has “come to his senses” and “understands there is just no way [the marriage] is going to work.”jlo/Instagram

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez
Affleck and the actress — who were previously engaged before calling it quits in 2004 — reconnected in 2021 and wed in July 2022.jlo/Instagram

A source recently told Page Six that Affleck has “come to his senses” and “understands there is just no way [the marriage] is going to work.”

“If there was a way to divorce on grounds of temporary insanity, he would,” our insider explained. “He feels like the last two years was just a fever dream.”

The stars — who were previously engaged before calling it quits in 2004 — reconnected in 2021 and wed in July 2022.

Affleck and Garner are also parents to daughter Violet, 18, while Lopez shares Emme and Max with her ex-husband Marc Anthony.

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