‘Off-Limits’: Jennifer Lopez Sets Strict Rules for Press Amid Divorce Rumors with Ben Affleck

 ‘Off-Limits’: Jennifer Lopez Sets Strict Rules for Press Amid Divorce Rumors with Ben Affleck

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Jennifer Lopez, amid swirling rumors of a divorce from Ben Affleck, has imposed strict guidelines for the press regarding questions about her personal life. As the 54-year-old entertainer promotes her new movie Atlas, her team, alongside Netflix, has made it clear that inquiries about her marriage and Affleck are not to be broached.

This directive comes in response to persistent speculation about the status of her relationship with Affleck, especially after a recent incident at a press conference in Mexico. A journalist directly asked Lopez about the split rumors, to which she responded playfully yet firmly, scolding the reporter while maintaining a laugh. “You know better than that,” she said, effectively shutting down further probes into the matter.

Her handling of the situation was met with applause from the audience, and co-star Simu Liu further cautioned against bringing negative energy into the discussion. In addition to banning specific questions, Lopez has decided to only partake in group interviews alongside her co-stars, Simu Liu and Sterling K. Brown, perhaps as a strategy to dilute the focus on her personal life and steer discussions towards the movie, told E! Online.

The speculation around Lopez and Affleck’s marriage intensified following Affleck’s notable absence from the Met Gala on May 6, where Lopez had a significant role as co-chair of the event. This absence fueled rumors, and sources close to the situation have suggested a downturn in the couple’s relationship. According to insiders cited by In Touch, Affleck has “moved out” of their home, with one source stating, “The writing is on the wall – it’s over. They’re headed for a divorce – and for once, [Ben’s] not to blame!”

As Lopez navigates the promotional activities for Atlas, the stipulations set for the media reflect her desire to keep her focus strictly professional and shield her personal challenges from the public eye. This move underscores the constant scrutiny faced by celebrities in their personal affairs and the measures they take to manage their public personas amidst personal turmoil.

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