Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's recent meeting has reignited rumors about the state of their marriage, following Lopez's solo trip to Italy. The singer returned home, sparking fresh questions about their relationship dynamics, which intensified after their reunion. and other media outlets reported that Lopez's visit to Affleck's Beverly Hills office on June 26 fueled speculation about their marital status. Notably, the couple was not photographed together, and Lopez departed the area before Affleck. The choice of an office for their meeting, rather than their residence, led to conjecture about "serious talks" rather than casual interactions typical of a married couple. Previously, celebrity gossip site Deuxmoi noted similar meetings at Lopez's business office in Los Angeles, suggesting that Affleck's visit might be linked to potential divorce discussions.

Sources cited by hinted that both Lopez and Affleck might have engaged a prominent attorney for divorce proceedings, although they have yet to announce anything publicly. According to one insider, "At this point, neither Jennifer nor Ben are actually implementing a legal separation. Both parties are determined to remain steadfast despite current challenges in their marriage." The source added that Affleck often gravitates towards relationships with women who believe they can "fix" him and are determined to endure despite his issues.

Us Weekly also reported on the couple's troubled relationship, suggesting that the sale of their Los Angeles property might indicate a looming split. One source mentioned, "They can't get on the same page and have been discussing divorce as an option," while another noted, "It has been really hard for her and she is trying to figure out her next act." The sources suggested that Lopez and Affleck decided to take some space to assess whether their relationship was still viable.

Lopez and Affleck’s relationship history adds context to the current rumors. The couple originally dated in 2002 and were engaged, planning to marry. However, they canceled the ceremony and broke off their engagement in January 2004, citing excessive tabloid attention as a significant factor.

The recent solo trip by Lopez to Italy without Affleck also contributed to the speculation. Her solo outings in Europe, including attending Paris Fashion Week and spending time in Positano, Italy, suggested a desire for a change of pace and some breathing room. A source told ET, "Jen loves vacationing in Europe during the summer. It's been nice for her to experience a change of pace and have some breathing room. She has been having a blast with her friends. They love to go to fun dinners, have late nights, lay out in the sun, get dressed up, dance, and shop." This contrasted sharply with Affleck's preferences, as the same source noted, "That's never really been Ben’s scene, even when he and Jen weren't having any issues."

Despite these developments, Lopez and Affleck have publicly maintained a united front. They have been seen together at various family events and Lopez even posted a heartfelt Father's Day tribute to Affleck. However, the backdrop of their strained relationship and ongoing divorce rumors suggest a more complex situation behind the scenes.