Ben Affleck had a stroke of bad luck on Monday when he received a parking ticket.
The 51-year-old actor, writer and director was spotted in Santa Monica, California, as he rushed to his car after stopping off at a business, only to arrive after the meter had seemingly expired.
A member of Santa Monica’s traffic enforcement team was seen leaving a parking ticket under the wiper of Ben’s car.
His minor parking mishap occurred around the same time that his wife Jennifer Lopez, 54, was spotted elsewhere in Los Angeles while taking care of her own business.
She and Ben were pictured over the weekend having a ‘tense’ conversation in a car in which he appeared to be speaking animatedly, while she at times looked away and was stone-faced.
Meter pain: Ben Affleck, 51, was seen grimacing on Monday as he arrived at his car in Santa Monica too late to stop a parking officer from giving him a ticket
Sporty style: Meanwhile, his wife Jennifer Lopez, 54, looked casual-cool as she was seen leaving a photography studio in Los Angeles on her own
The actress and singer was pictured as she left a photography studio in the area in a casual-cool ensemble.
Ben was dressed casually for his day out in a slim gray sweater that he wore with the sleeves rolled up to show off her toned forearms.
He had on a blue shirt underneath the sweater, and he paired them with slim black jeans.
The Gone Girl star completed his ensemble with some cool black, white and gray Nike high tops, and he sported standard salt-and-pepper beard with slightly tousled hair.
Ben appeared to grimace as he realized that he was too late to move his car before getting a ticket, though the actor — who has a $150 million net worth, according to Celebrity Net Worth — can afford it without breaking a sweat.
The Last Duel star appeared to be in a hurry, because he was seen driving away from the location after getting his ticket without even removing it from under his windshield wiper.
The car he was driving appeared to be the same one he was behind the wheel of when he was pictured having his seemingly emotional chat with Jennifer over the weekend.
At the time, an eyewitness told DailyMail.com that Jennifer could be seen listening ‘intently’ to Ben.
He briefly continued his monologue after parking, and she reportedly ‘looked away’ from him at one point in the conversation ‘as if processing what he was saying.’
Taking it easy: Ben was dressed casually for his day out in a slim gray sweater over a blue shirt and slim dark jeans, along with black, gray and white Nikes
In a rush? His black Mercedes received a ticket before he arrived, and he was seen driving away without even removing the ticket from under the windshield wiper
However, a source close to Ben and Jennifer told DailyMail.com that the two are ‘very much in love with each other’ still.
Some outlets had previously reported that Jennifer was ‘absolutely furious’ after photos were published of Ben spending time with his ex-wife Jennifer Garner.
Photos from earlier this month showed Ben affectionately resting his head on Jennifer’s shoulder while giving her a ride in his Mercedes, and she was also pictured giving him a hug on the outing.
However, the playful look on his face suggested he may have been putting on a silly display for comedic effect, and his middle child Seraphina was in the passenger seat next to him — while Jennifer was in the back seat — indicating that nothing untoward had happened.
The source also told DailyMail.com that Ben’s current with J.Lo helped to strengthen his co-parenting relationship with his ex Jennifer, and then said that the two women have a friendly rapport.
During her outing on Monday, the Out Of Sight actress showed off her shoulder and a hint of her toned midriff in a loose-fitting white sweatshirt.
She exposed one of her white bra straps thanks to its off-kilter orientation, and she contrasted it with baggy black sweat pants.
Jennifer wore her caramel-colored hair tied back tightly, and she covered up with a set of chunky black wraparound sunglasses.
Covered up: Jennifer looked sporty and stylish in an off-kilter white sweatshirt with black sweatpants and gray, white and black Nikes, as well as chunky black wraparound sunglasses
Flower power: Jennifer’s outing comes after she showed off a gorgeous Bach Mai floral frock when she made a surprise appearance at the Daytime Beauty Awards in Hollywood to present an award to Tracy Anderson
The hitmaker accessorized with a large brown bag slung over her shoulder, and she wore black, white and gray Nikes that were nearly identical to the shoes her husband wore that day.
She was seen leaving a photography studio, though it’s unclear if she was posing for a photoshoot or if she had other business there.
Jennifer’s outing comes after she showed off a gorgeous Bach Mai floral frock when she made a surprise appearance at the Daytime Beauty Awards in Hollywood to present an award to Tracy Anderson.
The brunette beauty put on a busty display in the plunging white dress, which was covered in lovely fuchsia floral designs.
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