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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s marriage under threat as they battle over financial, parenting issues: source

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were spotted looking tense as they held hands as they left daughter Violet’s graduation ceremony on Thursday.

The 51-year-old actor and the 54-year-old actress and singer have been experiencing marital problems in recent months and are living in separate homes, according to sources.

Earlier Thursday, the two reunited for the first time in nearly two weeks when they were spotted together walking in Los Angeles on their way to a celebration for Violet’s graduation.

Fans were stunned on Friday when Lopez announced in her newsletter that her This is Me…Live tour had been canceled. Representatives for Live Nation said in a statement that the singer was “taking time to be with her children, family and close friends.”

JENNIFER LOPEZ ‘COMPLETELY HEART-SICK’ AS SHE CANCELS TOUR AMID BEN AFFLECK SPLIT RUMORS

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez’s marriage is in jeopardy, according to sources, less than two years after the couple tied the knot. (Grid Background/Getty)

Lopez also shared a message for her fans, saying: “I am completely heartbroken and devastated that I let you down. Please know that I wouldn’t do this if I didn’t think it was absolutely necessary. I promise that I will do it to you and we will all be together again.

“I love you all so much,” Lopez added. “Till next time.”

A source, who attended a small meeting with the “Atlas” actress this week, told Fox News Digital Lopez didn’t mention her tour at all.

“She seemed a little distant,” the source said. “Polite but she seemed to have a lot on her mind.”

The two men met for the first time in nearly two weeks on Thursday. (Background grid)

Affleck and Lopez have rarely been seen together in recent months, at one point going 47 days without being spotted, leading to speculation they were splitting.

The couple’s marital troubles come less than two years after their July 2022 wedding.

A second source told Fox News Digital that the two had different approaches to parenting and financial matters, which became a major source of conflict.

Although Lopez and Affleck don’t have children together, the “Shotgun Wedding” actress shares 16-year-old twins Emme and Max with ex-husband Marc Anthony. Along with Violet, 18, Affleck is father to Seraphina, 15, and Samuel, 12, whom he shares with ex-wife Jennifer Garner.

“They fought over their differences on what they give their kids and how to raise them sometimes,” the source said of Affleck and Lopez.

“Both sets of kids lead lavish lifestyles, but they don’t see how to treat money the same way when it comes to their children.”

On Friday, Lopez shared that she was “completely heartbroken and devastated” after suddenly canceling her This Is Me…Live tour. (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Global Citizen Vax Live)

Sources say Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have been experiencing marital problems and are living separately. (Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images)

The couple, who rekindled their romance nearly two decades after calling off their first engagement, are reportedly working to save their marriage. However, a third source told Fox News Digital that Affleck was increasingly disengaging from the process.

“Ben doesn’t seem as invested in repairing the relationship as he used to,” our source said. “He seems to have withdrawn and is trying less and less. He’s really thrown himself into work and is focusing more on that than his marriage at the moment.”

The actor is filming “The Accountant 2” in Los Angeles. Affleck stars in and produces the action thriller.

A source said Affleck and Lopez argued over parenting and financial issues. (John Salangsang/Variety via Getty Images)

The source told Fox News that Digital Affleck also became less dedicated to resolving his marital issues with Lopez in therapy.

“Ben and Jennifer have been attending couples counseling sessions to work on their marriage. Recently, Ben isn’t as committed to it as he used to be and has even skipped some sessions,” the source said.

JENNIFER LOPEZ AND BEN AFFLECK LIVING SEPARATELY AS ‘WIRL OF LOVE’ IS OVER AND ‘REAL LIFE’ SET IN: SOURCE

According to a source, Affleck is more focused on his work than repairing his marriage. (Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic)

Another source said Affleck “seems to be done” but wouldn’t say a breakup is certain “since things change.”

A fourth source shared the same sentiment and would be “shocked if this isn’t over and fixed.”

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Throughout their romantic journey over the years, Lopez and Affleck, who initially broke up before their marriage in 2003 but reconnected and married in July 2022, have faced many relationship issues.

Another source said Affleck “seems to be done.” (James Devaney)

In her 2024 documentary “The Greatest Love Story Ever Told,” Lopez candidly said she called off her engagement to the “Good Will Hunting” actor more than 20 years ago.

“Ben and I broke up three days before our wedding,” Lopez revealed. “We crumbled under the pressure. I think we all keep thinking, ‘I’m OK. I got through these things.’ If you’re like me, you just have to get over it, do your best and do your thing.”

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The two reunited after calling off their first engagement in 2004. (John Shearer)

Affleck spoke in more detail about learning to compromise.

“Getting back together, I said, ‘Look, one of the things I don’t want is a social media relationship,'” he said in the documentary. “And then I kind of realized it wasn’t fair to ask. It’s kind of like if you were going to marry a ship captain and you said, ‘Well, I don’t like him.’ water.’ We’re just two people with different approaches trying to learn to compromise.”

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Christina Dugan Ramirez of Fox News Digital contributed to this report.

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