Jennifer Lopez Shakes Off Reporter's Question About Her 'Situation' with Ben Affleck: 'You Know Better Than That'

The reporter interrupted proceedings as the actress/producer was participating in a Mexico press day for her new Netflix film 'Atlas'

<p>Adrian Monroy/Medios y Media/Getty</p> Jennifer Lopez poses during the

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Jennifer Lopez poses during the 'Atlas' photocall in Mexico City on May 22, 2024

Jennifer Lopez is keeping focused on work.

The actress/producer, 54, was in Mexico City on Wednesday, May, 22 to promote her new Netflix film Atlas when one reporter interrupted proceedings to ask her a personal question instead of a professional one.

"Is your divorce with Ben Affleck real? These rumors?" the unidentified reporter unexpectedly interjected amid a room full of astonished press. "What is the truth? Para le press le Mexicana [for the Mexican press], what is the truth of the situation?"

Lopez's costar, Simu Liu, immediately said. "Okay we're not doing that."

"Thank you so much guys, we really appreciate it. Thank you," he added.

Lopez then leaned in and looked directly at the reporter, responding, "You know better than that."

"C'mon, don't come in with that energy, please," Liu added.

"If I could just end on one thing," Liu continued. "Jen is a producer on this movie and the reason why I am here and why Sterling [K. Brown] was in this beautiful movie is because Jen cares. And Jen cares about things like representation and diversity, and she's a boss."

Lopez ended the press conference by telling the press in Spanish, "Thank you. No one asked me anything in Spanish but okay." She blew a kiss and smiled as the attendees laughed.

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The performer has been been busy promoting the streaming sci-fi flick amid a challenging time in her marriage to Ben Affleck.

Their marriage is "not in the best place at the moment," a source connected to Lopez told PEOPLE earlier this week. The couple has been living apart recently amid marriage strife, according to other sources.

<p>Carlos Tischler/Eyepix Group/Shutterstock</p> Simu Liu and Jennifer Lopez at the 'Atlas' press conference in Mexico City on May 22, 2024

Carlos Tischler/Eyepix Group/Shutterstock

Simu Liu and Jennifer Lopez at the 'Atlas' press conference in Mexico City on May 22, 2024

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Affleck was not at the Los Angeles premiere of Atlas on Monday nor the Mexico City premiere on Tuesday.

Instead, the actor was spotted dining at a popular Italian restaurant in Santa Monica while Lopez was out of the country promoting the film. Both were spotted wearing their wedding rings this week.

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Lopez and Affleck met on the set of Gigli back in 2001 and became engaged but split in 2004. Nearly two decades later, they rekindled their romance and got married in a small wedding in Vegas in 2022.

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