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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have an epic love story that spans 20 years. The couple initially got engaged in November 2002, but they called off the engagement in 2003. They reconnected in 2021 and finally tied the knot in 2022. Now, divorce rumors loom as Lopez and Affleck reportedly can’t agree on finances, parenting, and how public they want to be with their marriage. Here’s what Affleck once said Lopez would change about him if she could change anything.

Ben Affleck once said Jennifer Lopez would love it if he had more ‘brevity’

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have one of the greatest celebrity love stories. Unfortunately, fans think it will come crashing down on the couple in 2024.

Affleck and Lopez were smitten with each other in the early 2000s. They first got engaged in 2002. Unfortunately, after delaying their wedding, they decided to call it quits in 2003. They both went on to have other marriages and families. However, they found their way back to each other in 2022 and finally got married in 2022.

For the first two years of their marriage, Lopez and Affleck seemed like the perfect match. In 2023, Affleck discussed Lopez on The Drew Barrymore Show. During his virtual appearance, he complimented his wife on her beauty and talent, but Drew Barrymore hit him with a difficult question.

“If we asked your goddess of a wife today if there was one thing she could change about you, what would it be? Just today?” Barrymore asked Affleck.

“She would probably want to cultivate brevity in the way I speak,” Affleck explained. “I tend to go — I don’t know if you’ve noticed that I go on and on and on and on and on. I talk a lot, and I love talking in circles. She’s never said that to me, but that would be my guess.”

Jennifer Lopez reportedly hates her husband’s smoking habit

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez with their arms around each other at the premiere of 'This Is Me ... Now: A Love Story' in February 2024
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez in February 2024 | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Jennifer Lopez ‘Hates’ That Ben Affleck Confides in Jennifer Garner About Marriage, Source Claims

Ben Affleck thinks Jennifer Lopez can’t stand his long-winded nature. However, a source told Life & Style that Lopez hates Affleck’s smoking habit.

 “J. Lo loves Ben, but she’s tired of his nasty cigarettes,” the source alleged. “She put up with his smoking at first because it’s his only vice left, and she didn’t want to be a nag, but she can’t stand it.”

Affleck reportedly quit smoking in the early 2000s, but he’s back at it, much to Lopez’s dismay. “She hates cigarette smoke, and what’s worse, she’s smelling it on his clothes,” the source continued. “While Ben goes outside to smoke now, she’d rather he not smoke at all.”

Ben Affleck’s most significant issue in his marriage might be social media and the public

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have differences as a couple. In 2024, insiders alleged that the couple is having continuous issues with how they treat their careers and finances, leading to stress on their marriage. Additionally, Affleck and Lopez reportedly have issues with each other’s parenting.

However, the biggest problem in their marriage might be their differences in how much they hope to remain in the spotlight. While Lopez wants a public life and romance to boost her career, Affleck reportedly wants to stay out of the media as much as possible.

“Getting back together, I said, ‘Listen, one of the things I don’t want is a relationship on social media,’” Affleck said in Lopez’s documentary, The Greatest Love Story Never Told. “Then I sort of realized it’s not a fair thing to ask. It’s sort of like, you’re gonna marry a boat captain, and you go, ‘Well, I don’t like the water.’ We’re just two people with different kinds of approaches trying to learn to compromise.”

Behavioral psychologist Jo Hemmings told The Sun that Affleck and Lopez have to be careful regarding how they present their relationship on social media moving forward. “They are at a fragile point in their relationship where it can be salvaged, but one of the keys to doing this will be not posting anything on social media that hints or misdirects people about the state of their marriage,” Hemmings said.

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