As Kaiser recently mentioned, Bennifer 1.0 were hilarious together and such good gossip. They starred in a God-awful movie, they hit every red carpet, they did interviews, dumbass music videos and canceled a huge Hollywood wedding at the very last minute. So now that Lopez is divorcing the guy she married a hot minute after splitting with Ben, the gossip press is trying to create a new triangle. Affleck is married with a family but his wife is also high profile and it would be some very good gossip if he went back to Lopez. We’ve already heard that Lopez’s mom e-mailed Affleck for “marriage advice” about her daughter’s crumbling relationship. The next step is to wonder when Affleck is going to go crawling back to Lopez, or if she’ll crook his finger and he’ll come running, married or not. Affleck isn’t about to go there again, he’s learned his lesson. I doubt OK!’s story that he’s even spoken to Lopez recently. Still, it’s fun to consider. Here’s some of OK!’s report:
“They’re talking,” OK! can exclusively reveal. A Lopez colleague confirms that “they’ve spoken more than once.”
There will definitely be a rekindling if J.Lo’s mom, Guadalipe, has anything to say about it. As one pal tells OK!, “She was devastated when the engagement was called off…
“She is already trying to plant the seed in Jennifer’s brain that she should reach out to Ben as a friend,” adds another insider. “Guadalupe knows he’s married, and it’s not like she’s telling her daughter to have an affair. But she’s hoping that Ben and J.Lo, who have stayed in touch occasionally over the years, can be there for each other to help ease the pain of divorce. Then, when that period passes, maybe they’ll be back together if he’s available again. And truth be told, I don’t think J.Lo hates the idea either…”
Is Ben ready to take the leap again? At the very least, he seems to have opened the door.
“He did reach out to Jennifer as soon as she announced the split, basically offering her a shoulder to cry on,” an insider tells OK!. “It was a real comfort to Jennifer that he was thinking of her.”
[From OK! Magazine, August 8, 2011]
Even if it’s accurate that Ben talked to J.Lo after the news of her divorce broke (although I doubt it), it’s not like he’s going to get romantic with her again. He went through all that already. Plus the guy is married, no matter the state of his relationship. He doesn’t want another longterm girlfriend, he probably just wants some strange without strings. I’m not saying he would go there, just that it doesn’t make sense for him to want to go back to the woman he was with before his wife.
Kaiser reminded me of this blind item that seems to be about Ben and his marriage to Jennifer Garner. It reads, in part, “This celebrity couple is pregnant… But he is just not that into being a husband and father, and was looking for a way out of the marriage. In fact, he already had one foot out the door. Why? Because an ex of his is going to be back on the market soon, and he was excited about giving that relationship another shot.” I think this is definitely about Affleck, Garner and Lopez, but that doesn’t mean it’s true. I’m pretty sure Garner is not pregnant and was just wearing a loose top recently, and again it’s not like Affleck is clamoring to get back with that diva.
Oh and I just have to mention that Affleck’s very ugly new wiglet/flat iron hair is for a role. It’s not a proactive measure to keep Lopez away. We all know that she isn’t easily deterred anyway, considering that her estranged husband looks like a cadaver.
These photos are from 2003.
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