Ben Affleck's Relaxed Dinner Outing Amid Marital Strain with Jennifer Lopez

Amid recent speculation about strain in his marriage to Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck was spotted enjoying a dinner outing with a group at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica, Calif., on May 21. The actor, 51, was described as being in a great mood, with his wedding ring prominently visible.

Ben Affleck's Relaxed Dinner Outing Amid Marital Strain with Jennifer Lopez
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According to a source, Affleck appeared relaxed and happy during the dinner, engaging in conversation and enjoying the evening with his companions. Despite recent challenges, he seemed to be in good spirits.

Meanwhile, Lopez, 54, was attending the red carpet premiere of her new Netflix movie, "Atlas," in Mexico City, showcasing a positive demeanor as she greeted the audience alongside costar Simu Liu. Lopez had also attended the Los Angeles premiere of "Atlas" solo the day before while Affleck continued filming.

Affleck's recent outing is noted against the backdrop of ongoing filming commitments, particularly his work on "The Accountant 2," a sequel to his 2016 action film. Despite the personal challenges, Affleck has been described as professional and focused on set, displaying a positive attitude and camaraderie with colleagues.

While multiple sources have indicated that Affleck and Lopez are not currently living together in Los Angeles, their public appearances together on May 16 marked the first time they were seen together since March 30. Reports suggest that their marriage is facing challenges, with one source describing it as not being in the best place at the moment.

Affleck and Lopez share a blended family, including Lopez's 16-year-old twins, Max and Emme, from her previous marriage to Marc Anthony, as well as Affleck's children - Violet, 18, Seraphina, 15, and Samuel, 12 - from his marriage to Jennifer Garner.

As their relationship undergoes scrutiny, Affleck and Lopez continue to navigate their personal and professional lives, each focusing on their respective projects while managing the complexities of marriage and family.