Jennifer Lopez walked the Met Gala red carpet solo, despite co-chairing the prestigious fashion event. Her husband, Ben Affleck, was absent due to filming commitments in Los Angeles. Affleck's representative confirmed his absence to E!, stating he is currently on set for The Accountant 2.

Multiple sources have emphasised that Affleck's absence is not a reflection on the couple's relationship, though. An Entertainment Tonight source described their marriage as "going well" and highlighted their mutual support for each other's careers. The source further stated, "Jen and Ben are doing well and are very happy together." Despite his absence, sources close to the couple confirm their marriage remains strong.

In Jennifer Lopez's documentary, The Greatest Love Story Never Told, Affleck discussed how media scrutiny played a role in their previous breakup. He admitted a desire for more privacy, saying, "When Jen and I broke up before, the catalyst for that was the amount of scrutiny around our private life,” and added, “Getting back together, I said, ‘Listen, one of the things I don’t want is a relationship on social media.’ We’re just two people with different approaches, trying to learn to compromise."