Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Are Spending Lots of Time Apart These Days

But they're "making it work."

Ben and Jennifer
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After a summer of jetting off on European vacations (opens in new tab) and devoting their weekends (opens in new tab) to each other (and their respective families (opens in new tab)), Jennifer Lopez (opens in new tab) and Ben Affleck's (opens in new tab) fall will look a lot different. Both of them will be super busy with their careers in the coming months (and have been for a few weeks now), but they're "making it work," a source tells People (opens in new tab). "This is their life together now," the source adds. "They will see each other when they can."

Los Angeles "is where they will spend time when they can," in large part because that's where all of their children go to school, according to People.

The source adds that no matter where they are in the world, they "both gush about each other. ... Jennifer is as protective of Ben as he is of her. She is the happiest that she has been in a long time."

Thankfully, the happy couple was able to reunite in New York City last weekend, when Affleck came to see Lopez perform at the Global Citizen Live (opens in new tab) charity concert for COVID relief. They then spent their Sunday looking like a Nora-Ephron-movie fall dream, gazing into each other's eyes, holding hands, laughing and making out... so much making out (opens in new tab).

Ben and Jennifer

(Image credit: Getty/Gotham)

Ben and Jennifer

(Image credit: Getty/Gotham)

Of course, with two people as successful as Affleck and Lopez are, it was always expected that their schedules would force them to spend more time apart than they would probably prefer. Regardless, things are definitely serious—they are apparently even discussing marriage (opens in new tab), so.

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Iris Goldsztajn is a London-based journalist, editor and author. She is the morning editor at Marie Claire, and her work has appeared in the likes of InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Bustle and Shape. Iris writes about everything from celebrity news and relationship advice to the pitfalls of diet culture and the joys of exercise. She has many opinions on Harry Styles, and can typically be found eating her body weight in cheap chocolate.