Jennifer Lopez ordered her husband Ben Affleck to make more of an effort during the Grammy Awards on Sunday night – snapping at the 50-year-old and demanding he pretend to be enjoying himself, in an embarrassing exchange caught on camera.
‘Stop,’ Lopez tells him. ‘Look more friendly. Look motivated.’
Affleck replies: ‘I might.’
Affleck’s vacant expression and scour at the Grammy Awards went viral on social media
The couple’s exchange was transcribed by a lipreader, commissioned by DailyMail.com.
It came after Affleck was caught on camera angrily confronting Lopez at the January 18 premiere of her film, Shotgun Wedding.
Lopez looks on serenely as a red-faced Affleck challenges her. She refuses to respond to his aggressive posturing, which seems to irritate him further.
The tense exchange on Sunday began with Affleck, 50, whispering into his wife of six months’ ear – only for her to jerk away and seemingly snap at him in response.
He frowns, straightens up his vest and his posture, before it quickly dawns on them it was caught on camera.
Frosty-faced Lopez tried to cover up the moment, though her husband had a vacant expression throughout the evening.
TikTok users watching the moment on the platform immediately flooded the comments section with their observations.
‘Jennifer Garner at home eating popcorn like …. ‘Girlllllll he’s your problem now,” one said.
‘The Grammy producers are so messy for this but I love it,’ another wrote.
‘HER FACE WHEH SHE SAW THE CAMERA LOL,’ another chimed in.
On Monday, Lopez gushed about Affleck, as she posted highlights from their Grammy night.
‘Always the best time with my love, my husband,’ she captioned the post.
Affleck and Lopez had another highly public row at the January 18 premiere of her new film, Shotgun Wedding
Lopez gushed about her spouse as she shared highlights from her Grammy night on Monday morning
The 53-year-old struck a pose as she climbed into the car
Throughout the evening, Affleck was seen looking disinterested beside his wife, who appeared to be having a great time
One particular moment that spawned a multitude of hilarious memes on Twitter was when the stone-faced Oscar winner watched Stevie Wonder belt out Higher Ground. ‘Ben Affleck looks like he’d rather be at Dunkin’,’ tweeted one viewer, referencing Affleck’s famous passion for Dunkin’ Donuts
The hilarious memes kept on coming, with one viewer writing, ‘Ben Affleck looks like he’d rather be at the dentist.’
Affleck’s stone-faced response to Stevie Wonder belting out Higher Ground was also seized upon.
‘Ben Affleck looks like he’d rather be at Dunkin’,’ tweeted one viewer, referencing Affleck’s famous passion for Dunkin’ Donuts.
Another wrote: ‘Ben Affleck looks like he’d rather be at the dentist.’
‘Ben Affleck, blink if you’re okay,’ tweeted another viewer.
One meme read: ‘Why does Ben Affleck always look like he’s 10 minutes away from crying during a much needed smoke break.’
Social media was merciless when it came to making comparisons
Standing beside Lopez in the darkened amphitheater, Affleck appeared to be less than amused by Wonder’s powerful performance, which brought the down the house
‘Whoever keeps cutting to Ben Affleck as he gets more and more exasperated, thank you,’ wrote one amused viewer
Standing beside Lopez in the darkened amphitheater, Affleck appeared to be less than amused by Wonder’s powerful performance, which brought the down the house.
Another meme read: ‘Ben Affleck would rather be anywhere else than front row at the #Grammys2023 watching Stevie Wonder crush Higher Ground.’
Other memes went on to compare the Good Will Hunting star to small wet dogs shivering in a towel or shoving their face under a faucet.
‘Whoever keeps cutting to Ben Affleck as he gets more and more exasperated, thank you,’ wrote one amused viewer.