Jennifer Lopez is reportedly taking some time to herself to reflect on her marriage with Ben Affleck, amid growing rumors of marital discord. The singer and actress recently embarked on a solo trip to Italy, a move that has sparked further speculation about the state of her relationship with Affleck.

Relationship expert Louella Alderson told The Mirror that Lopez’s solo getaway suggests there are underlying issues in her marriage. “They seem to have spent a lot more time apart recently, with [Affleck] even moving out of their shared home and back into his own place,” Alderson observed.

Lopez's decision to take a personal trip indicates she may be grappling with conflicts in her marriage that are proving difficult to resolve. “It’s possible that [Lopez’s] trip to Italy is allowing her some time and space to reflect on her marriage and what she wants for her future,” Alderson speculated. She noted that Lopez, known for being strategic and independent, is likely contemplating her next steps.

The Daily Mail also reported that a source close to Lopez revealed she has reached a breaking point in trying to fix her marriage. “[Lopez] has had enough and she really tried but she can do no more, it's not getting any better, it's worse. [Affleck] is a great guy but he can be grumpy and a downer.”

Alderson pointed out that Affleck’s decision to stay in the US while Lopez is abroad suggests they are currently focusing on their individual pursuits. She views Lopez’s solo vacation as a positive move, emphasizing that spending time apart can promote personal growth and introspection, which may ultimately strengthen the relationship over time.

Further elaborating, Alderson explained that physical distance between partners can create a void that allows for longing and nostalgia to develop, potentially leading to greater appreciation for each other when reunited. “Taking a break can be beneficial for personal growth and may lead to a stronger relationship as time progresses,” she said.

The couple's recent actions have fueled rumors about their possible split. Lopez's solo appearance at the Met Gala in May 2024 and their decision to sell their Beverly Hills estate, valued at $60 million, have added to the speculation. Affleck has reportedly chosen to live in a separate home away from Lopez, whom he married in 2022, and has been seen without his wedding ring on several occasions.

The public has been closely following the developments in Lopez and Affleck's relationship since their high-profile reunion and subsequent marriage. The couple, who were previously engaged in the early 2000s before parting ways, rekindled their romance in 2021 and tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in 2022.

Lopez's decision to take a step back and reassess her marriage comes at a time when both she and Affleck are managing busy careers and personal commitments. As an internationally renowned entertainer and businesswoman, Lopez’s actions are closely scrutinized, making her decision to prioritize personal reflection even more significant.