Jennifer Lopez Shares A Good Laugh At Ben Affleck's 'Happy Face' After His GRAMMY Memes

Ashley Hunte
Jennifer Lopez, in a low-cup blue dress, and Ben Affleck, in a black suit and tie, sitting at their table during the 2023 Grammy Awards.
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Last weekend's Grammy Awards went viral for a number of unforgettable moments. But there was nothing quite like the shots of Ben Affleck that reignited the "sad Ben" memes.

Arriving at the ceremony with his wife, actress, and pop star Jennifer Lopez, Affleck looked less than enthusiastic to be there. And everyone noticed.

Of Course, J-Lo Herself Took Notice Of The Meme

Jennifer Lopez dancing, and Ben Affleck nodding sadly while watching a performance.
Giphy | Recording Academy / GRAMMYs

Lopez was with her husband for the majority of the night. After the fact, she told ET that they were both aware of the meme.

And She Even Joked About It On Her Own Social Media.

A still of Ben Affleck with a grim facial expression; the caption at the bottom reads, "My husband's happy face."
instagram | @jlo

On Thursday, J-Lo posted a video to her Instagram that showed off the latest trailer for Air, the Nike biopic directed by Affleck himself. A quick image appears before the video begins, and it shows a picture of Affleck with a caption that reads, "My husband's happy face."

Of Course, This Didn't Go Unnoticed By Fans.

Fans react to the sneaky caption J-Lo added to the video.
instagram | @jlo

Fans commented on Lopez's post, pointing out how she hilariously owned the meme of her husband.

And Of Course, Fans Were Excited About The Film

Starring Matt Damon, Viola Davis, Christ Tucker, and a bunch of other stars, Air is set to release in theaters on April 4th.

Affleck And Lopez Were At The Center Of A Viral Moment During The Grammys

While seated next to host Trevor Noah, who was in the middle of doing a gag, all eyes were on Affleck as he whispered something into Lopez's ear. J-Lo can then be seen saying something back, which has caused for a lot of debate.

A Lip Reader Even Offered Insight As To What She Could Have Said.

Ben and Jennifer talking at a table next to Dwayne Johnson and his date.
Giphy | Recording Academy / GRAMMYs

A forensics lip reader named Jeremy Freeman offered a suggestion as to what could've been said.

"I believe when Ben Affleck whispered into... Jennifer Lopez's ear, she replied with, 'Stop. Look more friendly. Look motivated,'" he said. "[Then] she turned away and Ben Affleck shuttered uncomfortably... and [said], 'I might."

There Were A Number Of Other Viral Moments Featuring Affleck.

People all over social media took note of the sad, tired, and unenthusiastic facial expressions Affleck had for seemingly the entire night.

These Faces Had Fans Laughing.

But some found his tired expression to be pretty relatable, too.

The "Sad Affleck" Meme Has Been Resurrected

Ben Affleck is seemingly sad while sitting next to Henry Cavill in an interview.

Fans have been joking about Affleck's facial expressions for years. A video of the actor appearing alongside Henry Cavill during an interview went viral back in 2016.

Affleck Was Even Aware Of The Memes During The Grammys.

Ben Affleck looks unfazed while J-Lo claps at a Grammys performance.
Giphy | Recording Academy / GRAMMYs

A seat filler named Anna talked about how Lopez showed Affleck some of the memes during the show.

"J.Lo showed Ben Affleck the phone and was like, 'Oh my god, honey, look at this meme circulating about you,' and he was like, 'Oh god, this again,'" she says in a TikTok video. "Like, he knew during the performance that he was a meme."

Upon Learning About The Meme, Affleck Did Little To Change His Face

Ben Affleck's less-than-enthusiastic face as Lopez stands and dances next to him.
Giphy | Recording Academy / GRAMMYs

"Like he knew, and he also chose just not to change his expression," Anna continued. "I love how unbothered that is."

A Spokesperson Stated That Affleck 'Wasn't His Usual Self' That Night

The source stated, "Jen and Ben had a fun date night out at the Grammys, but they have both been very busy working on several projects, and Ben was feeling tired. He wanted to go and support Jen, but he wasn't his usual self."

The Source Went On To Say That Lopez Was Not Upset By Affleck's Lack Of Enthusiasm

"Jen knows Ben is a great husband and they still made sure to have a good night together," the statement continued.

Going To Awards Shows Isn't Affleck's 'Thing,' Sources Say

They concluded by saying that Lopez "knows how supportive Ben is towards her and her work, but also gets that Ben is more of a homebody, and it isn't his thing to be out at events all the time."