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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez kiss in LA despite marital stress

Despite the tensions in their marriage, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez showed their affection at a recent family celebration.

On Sunday, June 2, the couple reunited while attending Affleck's 12-year-old son Samuel's basketball game in Santa Monica, California.

The couple were photographed sharing a kiss on the cheek before heading to the YMCA with Affleck's mother, Chris Anne Boldt.

Lopez, 54, wore a black long-sleeved shirt and blue jeans for the outing, while Affleck, 51, wore blue jeans that he paired with a maroon T-shirt under a red corduroy and shearling jacket. During the outing, the actor's wedding ring was visible on his finger as he carried a basketball.

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Affleck's ex-wife and Samuel's mother, Jennifer Garner, was also photographed at the game.

The couple's latest appearance came shortly after Lopez canceled her summer tour.

On Friday, May 31, Lopez announced that her This is me … live The tour is no longer taking place and she is “taking time off to be with her children, family and close friends,” Live Nation said in a statement.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck in Santa Monica.

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In a statement on her JLo website, she also wrote: “I am deeply saddened and devastated by how I have disappointed you. Please know that I would not do this if I did not feel it was absolutely necessary.”

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“I promise I will make it up to you and we will all be together again. I love you all so much,” she added. “Until next time…”

The tour was originally scheduled to take place from June to August.

A day before her tour was canceled, Lopez was seen with Affleck as they supported his daughter Violet, 18, at her graduation ceremony. The duo were photographed holding hands and forming a united front at the important event.

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Affleck's other children Samuel and Seraphina (15), as well as Max and Emme, the 16-year-old twins Lopez has with her ex-husband Marc Anthony, were also present.

A source previously told PEOPLE that the couple's relationship is “not in the best place right now.” The duo, who eloped in Las Vegas in July 2022, also live separately: The singer lives in the couple's shared home in Beverly Hills, while Affleck lives in a rented apartment a few miles away.