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Jennifer Lopez | Source: Getty Images
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Jennifer Lopez Spotted Looking 'So Sad' in First Public Outing after Solo Italy Trip: 'Hope She Recovers Soon'

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
Jun 25, 2024
03:57 A.M.

Jennifer Lopez exuded elegance at a Paris fashion show, but her serious expression in several photos left netizens buzzing about what might be behind her solo trip to France.

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Jennifer Lopez turned heads at the Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2024-2025 show during Paris Fashion Week on June 24. Despite her stunning look, some netizens quickly noticed her serious demeanor, sparking concern on social media.

Jennifer Lopez attends Christian Dior's Fall/Winter 2024 Haute Couture show at Paris Fashion Week on June 24, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez attends Christian Dior's Fall/Winter 2024 Haute Couture show at Paris Fashion Week on June 24, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

At the event, Lopez wore a tan pleated midi dress with a matching cape and chic accessories. She completed her look with black leather gloves, a black purse, and gold satin platform heels.

Jennifer Lopez appears serious yet composed as she attends Christian Dior's Fall/Winter 2024 Haute Couture show during Paris Fashion Week on June 24, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez appears serious yet composed as she attends Christian Dior's Fall/Winter 2024 Haute Couture show during Paris Fashion Week on June 24, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

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Netizens quickly commented on Lopez's serious demeanor at the fashion event. One user remarked, "She looks so different 😔 Hope she recovers soon ❤️‍🩹 [sic]."

Jennifer Lopez walks with security beside her at Christian Dior's Fall/Winter 2024 Haute Couture show during Paris Fashion Week on June 24, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez walks with security beside her at Christian Dior's Fall/Winter 2024 Haute Couture show during Paris Fashion Week on June 24, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Another echoed this sentiment, saying, "She looks so sad. She is missing her JLO glow [sic]." Observers focused on her eyes, with one noting, "Her eyes are sad.."

Jennifer Lopez strikes a serious pose at Christian Dior's Fall/Winter 2024 Haute Couture show during Paris Fashion Week on June 24, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez strikes a serious pose at Christian Dior's Fall/Winter 2024 Haute Couture show during Paris Fashion Week on June 24, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

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Speculation ran high as some questioned her choice of accessories. "gloves? She wants to hide her ring off [sic]?" one curious netizen asked, referring to Lopez's wedding ring and her marriage to actor Ben Affleck.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez at the Louvre Museum in Paris on July 26, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez at the Louvre Museum in Paris on July 26, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

Others also shared their assessments of Lopez's expression. "She looks unhappy," stated one. Another pointed out, "She looks mad and devastated."

Jennifer Lopez poses with serious composure at Christian Dior's Fall/Winter 2024 Haute Couture show during Paris Fashion Week on June 24, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez poses with serious composure at Christian Dior's Fall/Winter 2024 Haute Couture show during Paris Fashion Week on June 24, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

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Someone else harshly criticized her outfit, comparing it to a grocery store bag and questioning, "Looks like a grocery store bag. I can't believe this is fashion rich people pay big$$$ for🙄[sic]."

Jennifer Lopez sits solemnly at the Christian Dior Fall/Winter 2024-2025 Haute Couture show during Paris Fashion Week on June 24, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez sits solemnly at the Christian Dior Fall/Winter 2024-2025 Haute Couture show during Paris Fashion Week on June 24, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Meanwhile, another observant critic expressed mixed feelings stating, "She looks VERY good, but age is pressing down. Time to face the fact [sic]."

Jennifer Lopez shows a slight, yet serious smile at Christian Dior's Fall/Winter 2024 Haute Couture show during Paris Fashion Week on June 24, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez shows a slight, yet serious smile at Christian Dior's Fall/Winter 2024 Haute Couture show during Paris Fashion Week on June 24, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

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Amidst the concerns and critiques, some expressed positive comments. "She looks beautiful," one fan gushed, and another offered words of encouragement, "Hold your head high up girl. You got this 🥰🥰🥰 [sic]."

Jennifer Lopez poses with a slight smile at Christian Dior's Fall/Winter 2024 Haute Couture show during Paris Fashion Week on June 24, 2024. | Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez poses with a slight smile at Christian Dior's Fall/Winter 2024 Haute Couture show during Paris Fashion Week on June 24, 2024. | Getty Images

Lopez's appearance at the fashion show in Paris came just days after a relaxing vacation with friends in Positano, Italy, on June 21. She stunned in a plunging white one-piece swimsuit and matching open-toe heels, her long hair styled in a voluminous ponytail.

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She accessorized with oversized sunglasses, gold jewelry, and a basket bag. During her trip, she basked in the sun, snapped selfies, and laughed with her companions.

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Earlier that week, on June 18, photographers captured Lopez on a boat, showing off her toned abs in a cream-colored bandeau top and multicolored shorts. She completed the look with gold sandals and her signature Dior bag.

While Lopez enjoyed her Italian getaway, her husband, actor Ben Affleck, remained in Los Angeles, busy filming his new movie, "The Accountant 2." Lopez and Affleck's separate engagements followed rumors of their divorce that surfaced in May.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are seen in New York City on March 29, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are seen in New York City on March 29, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

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During a press tour in Mexico City for her new Netflix action movie, "Atlas" on May 22, Lopez dismissed a reporter's question with the help of her co-star, Simu Liu. When a reporter asked her about her rumored divorce from Affleck, Liu promptly intervened.

Simu Liu and Jennifer Lopez look at the reporter who asked Lopez about her alleged divorce from Ben Affleck during a press tour for their movie "Atlas" in Mexico City, as seen in a video shared on May 24, 2024. | Source: YouTube/EntertainmentTonight

Simu Liu and Jennifer Lopez look at the reporter who asked Lopez about her alleged divorce from Ben Affleck during a press tour for their movie "Atlas" in Mexico City, as seen in a video shared on May 24, 2024. | Source: YouTube/EntertainmentTonight

Shutting down the query, Liu politely said, "Okay, we're not doing that. Thank you so much, guys. We really appreciate it... thank you, thank you." Meanwhile, Lopez chuckled and smiled in response before addressing the matter.

Simu Liu and Jennifer Lopez during a press tour for their movie "Atlas" in Mexico City, as seen in a video shared on May 24, 2024 | Source: YouTube/EntertainmentTonight

Simu Liu and Jennifer Lopez during a press tour for their movie "Atlas" in Mexico City, as seen in a video shared on May 24, 2024 | Source: YouTube/EntertainmentTonight

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Glancing at Liu, Lopez leaned forward, telling the reporter, "You know better than that." Then Liu encouraged the press to maintain a positive atmosphere, stating, "Come on, don't come in here with that energy."

Jennifer Lopez respondsing to a reporter who asked about her alleged divorce from Ben Affleck during a press tour for her movie "Atlas" in Mexico City, as seen in a video shared on May 24, 2024. | Source: YouTube/EntertainmentTonight

Jennifer Lopez respondsing to a reporter who asked about her alleged divorce from Ben Affleck during a press tour for her movie "Atlas" in Mexico City, as seen in a video shared on May 24, 2024. | Source: YouTube/EntertainmentTonight

Lopez's brief remark at the press tour followed reports of tension in her marriage with Affleck, with both reportedly living separately. Amid breakup speculations, the couple reunited on May 16 at their children's event. On May 19, Affleck was spotted driving solo in Los Angeles, wearing a plaid shirt and his wedding ring.

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The duo's recent appearances have done little to quell the rumors, as netizens reacted with mixed opinions to Lopez's handling of the reporter's question. Some interpreted her reaction as a confirmation of the divorce rumors.

One user commented, "How can you say we are divorcing without saying we are divorcing." Another expressed concern, saying, "Why aren't you denying it my heart breaks for u if this is true." One noted Lopez's facial expression and stated, "If there was no basis for this, she would've said not true. it's obviously accurate."

Jennifer Lopez poses during the "Atlas" Mexico City Fan Event at Plaza Toreo Parque Central on May 21, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez poses during the "Atlas" Mexico City Fan Event at Plaza Toreo Parque Central on May 21, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

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Others defended Lopez, emphasizing her right to privacy. "She has the right not to answer personal questions. I wouldn't either," one supporter commented. Another remarked on Lopez's feelings about the reporter's question, saying, "She looks so hurt."

Jennifer Lopez is seen resting her forehead on her hand at the "Brave" album release party held at Buddakan in New York City on October 8, 2007.

Jennifer Lopez is seen resting her forehead on her hand at the "Brave" album release party held at Buddakan in New York City on October 8, 2007.

This is not the first time Jennifer Lopez's serious demeanor has been noticed in front of the camera. At the Met Gala on May 6, netizens labeled her "rude" for her seemingly dismissive behavior toward another guest.

Jennifer Lopez at this year's Met Gala, posted on May 9, 2024. | Source: Instagram/heyitsanika

Jennifer Lopez at this year's Met Gala, posted on May 9, 2024. | Source: Instagram/heyitsanika

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A video shared by the guest, Anika Reed, depicted Lopez giving her the cold shoulder, and the public was not here for it. The clip showed the Hollywood star walking up the entrance steps with the help of her team. Reed politely asked Lopez, "Who are you wearing tonight?" as the "I'm Real" singer passed by her on the red carpet.

Jennifer Lopez being asked about her dress by Anika Reed, posted on May 9, 2024. | Source: Instagram/heyitsanika

Jennifer Lopez being asked about her dress by Anika Reed, posted on May 9, 2024. | Source: Instagram/heyitsanika

Lopez, who appeared unbothered and uninterested, briefly acknowledged Reed's question, ever so slightly turned her head to look at her, and curtly responded with, "Schiaparelli." She then continued in the direction she was going and greeted someone else.

Jennifer Lopez answering Anika Reed's outfit question, posted on May 9, 2024. | Source: Instagram/heyitsanika

Jennifer Lopez answering Anika Reed's outfit question, posted on May 9, 2024. | Source: Instagram/heyitsanika

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"#metgala co-chair @jlo briefly told me about her look for the night: @schiaparelli ✨," captioned Reed alongside the video of her and Lopez's exchange. Many social media users were unimpressed by how Lopez treated Reed and took to online platforms to express their disapproval.

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"So RUDE [sic]," criticized an Instagrammer, while another slammed, "she is always mean. just unclassy [sic]. " Echoing the sentiment, another social media user simply commented, "AWFULNESS [sic]."

Jennifer Lopez at the  2024 Met Gala Celebrating "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" in New York City on May 6, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez at the 2024 Met Gala Celebrating "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" in New York City on May 6, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Lopez's behavior toward Reed contrasts sharply with a previous statement about her character by her "Hustlers" co-star Constance Wu. In a 2021 interview, Wu divulged that Lopez's mother, kids, and sister often visited her on set, and added, "They're all really kind and down-to-earth."

Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez spotted on the set of "Hustlers" in New York City on May 3, 2019. | Source: Getty Images

Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez spotted on the set of "Hustlers" in New York City on May 3, 2019. | Source: Getty Images

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However, in 2019, two years before Wu's assertion, Lopez addressed public opinion about her "diva" attitude in an interview. She admitted that she doesn't always "come off as warm," echoing a remark once said by her manager, Benny Medina.

Jennifer Lopez and Benny Medina spotted out in Los Angeles, California on March 26, 2022 | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez and Benny Medina spotted out in Los Angeles, California on March 26, 2022 | Source: Getty Images

"I think there's some truth to that. I'm incredibly impatient. I want everything now. It's hard for me to tolerate a slow pace. I get annoyed with it. I don't like the word 'no.' Like really bad. Really bad," disclosed Lopez.

She continued, "If you try to tell me no, I will get into a bad argument with you about why it can happen, and how it can happen, and why you can't do it."

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