J-Lo was seen encouraging her husband Ben Affleck to stand close as the couple posed for photos at the premiere of her new film The Mother on Wednesday night.
The Get Loud singer, 53, seemed to be frowning and gesticulating at her husband, 50, whom she married last year, while he appeared to be anxious during a red carpet interaction at the Los Angeles event.
According to a lip reader, although the pair sounded agitated at times, they were mostly discussing where and how they might pose for cameras.
The actors seem anxious at times as snappers call out their names, but video footage also shows the duo smiling and joking as they stand on the red carpet.
According to an experienced lipreader, Jennifer seems to question Ben if her low cut top is’showing too much’ during the exchange, causing him to answer that it is alright.
Both actors then seemed to converse with the photographers, attempting to determine where they should stand.
Throughout a footage of the exchange, the pair seems to converse in a polite way, yet it appears that the tense environment is generating some tension.
After locating a space to pose in, Ben seemed to invite his wife to come closer to him, before bending towards her ear and whispering ‘don’t worry sweetie’.
His wife answers by saying, “Come close to me.”
After the pair has posed for photographs, Ben adds, ‘that’s us done,’ before kissing Jennifer and asking whether she is okay.
J-Lo answers with a ‘yes,’ then instructs them to’step over there’.
The exchange comes on the heels of another well publicized episode in which the pair seemed harsh with one other.
Jennifer told Ben to pretend like he was having a good time at the Grammys in February.
‘Look more pleasant,’ Jennifer advised. ‘You seem to be motivated.’ Affleck said, ‘I might.’
Ben said after the event that, despite appearances, he had a good time at the Grammys.
This was confirmed by a quote from an Entertainment Weekly editor who attended the event and said that he seemed happy in person than on television.
Last night’s exchange occurred at the premiere of The Mother, in which Jennifer plays the title role, an ex-assassin forced to return to the dangerous profession to defend her estranged daughter.
She looked stunning on the red carpet in a glittering, sequin-covered beige crop top teamed with a matching sequin-covered high-waisted maxi skirt.
The outfit was part of a matching suit that included a matching double-breasted beige sequined topcoat. If You Had My Love’s caramel-colored hair was wrapped back in a long ponytail.
She accessorized with matching hoop earrings and a beige handbag.
Ben looked sharp in a black three-piece suit during the event. He paired the black suit with a conventional white dress shirt, but skipped the tie. The Air actor and director also debuted his recent scruffy beard.
The pair married in August at their $8.9 million mansion in Georgia.
The couple had renewed their relationship 20 years after they had previously dated and called it quits. He proposed to Jennifer in April 2022, after rekindling their relationship in May of the previous year.