Ben Affleck wants Jennifer Lopez to 'overhaul her career' amid cancellation of 'This Is Me...Now' tour

Ben Affleck wants Jennifer Lopez to 'overhaul her career' amid cancellation of 'This Is Me...Now' tour
Ben Affleck wants Jennifer Lopez to choose her projects wisely (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Ben Affleck reportedly wants his wife Jennifer Lopez to “overhaul her career” amid the divorce speculations.

For over a month, Tinsel Town has been abuzz with rising speculation about the alleged crumbling of their fairytale marriage.

(L-R) Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez attend the Los Angeles Special Screening of
(L-R) Ben Affleck wants Jennifer Lopez to overhaul her career (Getty Images)

Amid all the purported turbulence in her relationship, Lopez, 54, even canceled her upcoming summer concerts in a message on Friday, May 31, citing she needed to spend more time with her “children, family and close friends.”

In this situation, the rumor of Affleck vouching for a career overhaul of the ‘Maid in Manhattan' star, rather, adds a touch of optimism to the situation. 

Ben Affleck wants Jennifer Lopez to overhaul her career

Recently, while talking to The US Sun, a source close to the couple gave a brief insight into the celebrity couple’s state of the relationship as they said their ongoing tension was predicted by their close people long ago. 

The source claimed Affleck and Lopez’s close friends saw “the writing on the wall” many months ago. They hinted the ‘AIR’ star was reportedly not happy with the conflicting schedule of his pop star-turned-actress wife. Moreover, Lopez has not seen much success on her work front in the recent few months. 

The source revealed, "Ben feels Jen needs to overhaul her career and have a better team behind her," before adding, "He has butted heads with some members for a while now and it's caused tension behind the scenes.”

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck attend Amazon Studios' World Premiere Of
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck got married in 2022 (Getty Images)

"He just wants what's best for her and feels she's doing a lot of mediocre projects and is surrounded by yes people who are also sometimes making decisions for her,” added the insider.

They further commented on Lopez’s busy life as they said, "Jen is also often doing 50 things at once,” and noted, "Ben is not working as much by choice and she's overworking - so their priorities are different.”

However, the source clarified that it’s not the case that Affleck wants to restrict his ‘Atlas’ star wife to stop working, Rather, he wants her to choose her projects wisely. 

Earlier Lopez revealed that for the tri-project ‘This Is Me…Now’ earlier the year - that consisted of a movie, a documentary, and an album - she shelled out $20 million of her own money. Despite it being her passion project, the project did not achieve much success. 

The source elaborated, “Even though she has been dedicated to her marriage and kids, she’s very busy. […] Ben supports her but he doesn’t want her to be disappointed when something doesn’t do well. […]”

Nevertheless, the source concluded on a positive note that the couple is trying to solve their issues as they shared, “When it comes to his own career, he wants to take on select projects that interest him. They are both trying to work out their issues, but it’s been a difficult few months.”

SAN MARINO, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 13: (L-R) Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck attend the Ralph Lauren SS
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck sparked divorce rumor (Getty Images)

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are not headed towards divorce

The news of Affleck wanting his wife to overhaul her career came at the heels of the 'Jenny from the Block' singer's shocking cancelation of her summer concerts. Citing, that she needs the time to be close to her family, the songstress canceled the shows.

Taking to her On The JLo fan newsletter on Friday, May 31, the pop star broke the news. The statement read, "Representatives for Live Nation announced today that the Jennifer Lopez US Summer 2024 Tour 'THIS IS ME...LIVE' is canceled, citing ... 'Jennifer is taking time off to be with her children, family and close friends,'" per USA Today.

Lopez too added a personal note, headlining "A Special Message to My JLovers OnTheJLo." She wrote, "I am completely heartsick and devastated about letting you down. Please know that I wouldn’t do this if I didn’t feel that it was absolutely necessary. I promise I will make it up to you and we will all be together again," before adding, "I love you all so much. Until next time..."

Per ET, a source close to the couple further revealed that "Ben and Jen don't want to get divorced," while adding, "and are saying they won't, but their relationship is simply not working at this point.”

Nevertheless, they added, “They aren't done yet and want to fix things because they love each other, but they are also both unhappy."

Earlier the week, another source shared, "Jen and Ben are continuing to take space from each other. They've been having issues for a few months and trying to figure things out on their own." 

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