A source close to Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck has given some clarification on why Affleck appeared to look a little miserable during the Grammys.

The pair quickly went viral after multiple videos were shared online of Affleck appearing out of sorts.

Affleck and Lopez wed last year, over twenty years after they split up, and it appeared that they had finally achieved their fairytale romance. 

In a recent interview with Today, Jennifer expressed nothing but joy for her new spouse and life, calling 2022 her “best year” since the birth of her children. She added: “It’s been, like, a really kind of emotional transition, but at the same time all your dreams coming true.”

However, things haven’t been going as smoothly for the pair as she’s letting on. They have been spotted numerous times squabbling about one thing or another. But their most recent spat, which has since gone viral, has led people to believe their relationship isn’t all sunshine and rainbows.

In the clip, Jennifer turns her head and sharply addresses Ben after the actor can be seen bending down to whisper something in her ear.

While we can’t make out what the pair are talking about, a lip reader for the Daily Mail claims J Lo said: “Stop. Look more friendly. Look motivated.”

They went on to say that Affleck replied with: “I might.”

Their awkward interaction quickly became a meme, with Twitter users jumping on the drama online.

Many were trying to figure out what the singer was saying to Affleck.

One person wrote: “I’d pay for an alternate Grammy broadcast that’s just a livestream of Ben Affleck and J. Lo’s table.”

While a second said: “Cracking UP that this was Ben Affleck’s reaction to being at Jennifer Lopez’s side at the #Grammys watching Stevie Wonder and Chris Stapleton tear the roof off the place with their rendition of Higher Ground. He looks like someone just told him his dog died, come on man.”

“Ben Affleck at the Grammys is me any time I have to be on a Zoom call,” a third commented.

Another said: “Someone get Ben Affleck a cigarette and a Dunkin’ coffee stat.”

Others pointed out how Affleck looked pretty miserable the whole night, with some concerned for the star.

But now, a source has opened up to  Entertainment Tonight revealing the actor was just having one of those days. 

“Jen [Lopez, Affleck’s wife] and Ben had a fun date night out at the Grammys, but they have both been very busy working on several projects, and Ben was feeling tired,” the source explained. “He wanted to go and support Jen, but he wasn’t his usual self.”

They added that Lopez was understanding: “Jen had a great time and wanted Ben to be excited to be there, but she understood where he was coming from. Jen knows Ben is a great husband and they still made sure to have a good night together.”

They continued, highlighting how awards ceremonies aren’t his forte: “[She] knows how supportive Ben is towards her and her work, but also gets that Ben is more of a homebody, and it isn’t his thing to be out at events all the time.”

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