They’ve only been married for less than a year, but Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have already had a number of public arguments.
And those tensions will only increase when the newlyweds start working together on a new film project.
Sources claim that Ben is growing tired of J-Lo’s diva demands that everything be “perfect” when looking for her dream home, while they also bicker at premieres while he gets annoyed with her revealing tops.
Jennifer has previously opened up about how difficult it was to move her “blended” families together.
Last July’s wedding in Last Vegas seemed like a Hollywood fairytale ending for the couple – nicknamed Bennifer – who broke off their first engagement 20 years earlier.
But recovering alcoholic Ben is said to prefer a more relaxed attitude to life than the enterprising singer.
An industry insider worries the explosive mix could turn the fledgling relationship upside down when their movie Unstoppable goes into production.
The source told The Sun: “Ben wants to slow down a bit.
“He needs that, but Jennifer doesn’t really do things that way.
“She’s an all-or-nothing type and has more energy than Ben.
“There’s no such thing as an off switch and that’s just not someone who’s in the mood for Netflix and chill.
“This will no doubt create tension as Jen prepares to produce Unstoppable, which will be funded and produced by Ben’s new company, Artists Equity.”
The film tells the true story of one-legged wrestler Anthony Robles, who became US champion.
“It’s a stressful time”
Confirming his wife would be in the film, Ben said: “What fun, what a joy to do things with her, to see how amazing she is, to go to work with your wife, yours best friend to go to work.”
But the source wonders if that will put too much pressure on Ben, who co-founded Artists Equity with actor friend Matt Damon in November and is pondering three children from his first marriage to actress Jennifer Garner.
They said: “Ben has his hands full grappling with the decisions he must make regarding his career and new business venture.
“When he goes home at night, he wants to switch off or talk to his kids on the phone.
“Ben’s been through hell and back a few times and he’s never had more responsibility.
“It’s a stressful time.”
He also drew criticism on social media for looking bored at awards ceremonies.
But the insider defended the Oscar-winning screenwriter, actor and director, who recently directed hit sports biopic Air.
They continued, “The guy doesn’t deserve to be bossed around, dragged to shady social events and criticized in every little aspect of his day.
“But he committed to that when he married Jennifer.
“She’s a Duracell bunny who doesn’t stop at anyone.
“He has the vibe of a man who has just come home from a long tour of duty in a war zone, only to deal with his home being hit by a tornado.”
J-Lo and Ben were caught seemingly arguing in their car at a red light last weekend.
He later accompanied his wife to the passenger side before slamming the door in a clip that went viral.
Days later, the couple appeared to have publicly feuded during the premiere of Jen’s latest Netflix film, The Mother.
The “Let’s Get Loud” singer gestured at her husband while he looked annoyed.
The incident comes after another tense exchange at the launch of their romantic comedy Shotgun Wedding in January – and their infamous moment at the Grammys a month later when Jen chided Ben for not being “friendly” or “motivated” during the ceremony. looked.
But after the wedding, it was just smiles and displays of love – and sources say a split would be humiliating.
Speaking of their renewed romance, J-Lo said, “I feel so fortunate, lucky and proud to be with him.
“It’s a beautiful love story that we got a second chance.”
However, she admitted the merging of her two families – including four teenagers – was “an emotional process”.
She said: “The teenage years are tough.
“They start to challenge you and everything.
“You have this baby for a while and then it’s like your best little friend who likes to be with you all the time and then all of a sudden they’re like, ‘Get out of my room.'”
The couple are also on the hunt for a new dream home for their family in Los Angeles, but it’s said Ben is growing weary of Jen’s demands after dropping out of at least two sales at the last minute.
They also quarreled over Jen’s revealing outfits.
She admitted: “He jokes with me sometimes. . . He’ll say things like, “Where’s the rest of the shirt?” or things like that.
“I’m like, ‘Oh, this has nothing else.’
Bennifer ended their romance two decades ago amid strained media attention, and Jen has married three times, while Ben has been married to actress Jennifer Garner.
But after the first climax of their second tumultuous romance, sources wonder if Ben may have bitten off more than he can handle.
Our source said: “Jennifer is tougher, more demanding and a lot more ambitious than she was 20 years ago.
“This woman likes the results she gets from pushing Ben as hard as she can. But is that really sustainable?”
Another insider told the Sun how Bennifer’s relationship thrives on drama.
She said: “Jennifer is very lively.
“She thrives on passion, and that doesn’t come without argument and drama.
“She wants a man who will stand up to her and stand up for her.
“If you look at her previous failed marriages to a waiter and a dancer, she had autonomy over that.
“Ben doesn’t just say yes to her.
“Jennifer is a diva, but Ben knows that 100 percent.
“They’re both actors and they like drama and a constantly moving stage – and that’s what defines their relationship.
“Jennifer once said that she is looking for love, but that it must always inspire passion.
“You can’t do that without a few arguments and slamming car doors.
“She comes from a very strong family of women and knows what she wants.
“Ben knows who she is and that’s why he married her.
“I think they’ll make it.
“After all, they would look very silly if they didn’t.”