I could literally spend the rest of the day just posting vintage Bennifer 1.0 photos, especially these photos where The Ghost of Wife Future, Jennifer Garner, looms over Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez prophetically. Anyway, y’all know I love some vintage Bennifer. God, those were the days. I have vivid memories of the Bennifer mess. It was glorious, it was fun, and it was crazy… and I still can’t believe both J.Lo and Affleck survived their coupling and subsequent implosion. Of course, it took years for Ben to really get his groove back.
So, why am I posting this glorious vintage photos? Well, Jennifer Lopez was doing a radio interview and she was asked a hypothetical about which of her ex-boyfriends she would save in a “raft in the middle of the ocean” type of situation. Her answer was really funny.
Jennifer Lopez deflected an incredibly awkward interview question on L.A.’s Power 106 station Monday, March 10 regarding her exes Ben Affleck and Sean “Diddy” Combs by taking the diplomatic route — sort of.
“You’re on a raft in the middle of the ocean,” show host Big Boy explained to the gorgeous star. “Oh, that would give me so much anxiety,” interrupted Lopez, 44. “Oh, this about to give you more anxiety,” Big Boy responded.
“You look in the ocean, you see two people floating,” the host continued. “You can only pull up one, because that’s how much room you have on the raft. You look in the ocean, you see Ben Affleck and you see Diddy.”
Lopez, as soon as she heard Affleck’s name, started laughing. After Diddy was named as the second option, she erupted into a full fit of giggles. “I’d let both those motherf–kers drown!” she yelled. (The star famously dated Combs, who once went by the moniker Puff Daddy or “Puffy,” from 1999 to 2001, and was with Affleck — to whom she was briefly engaged — from 2002 to 2004.)
Immediately realizing the weight of her words, Lopez quickly chimed, “That’s terrible, I’m just joking!” Extending her hand at the video camera, J.Lo added, “Ben, Puffy, you know I love you. You know it!” She added to Big Boy, “They know it…”
Still, Lopez wasn’t happy about the line of questioning on Monday’s chat. “This is the worst interview ever!” she bellowed.
I want to think that Jennifer’s first instinct was the one she really feels. While I’ll buy that Jennifer and Puffy are still on friendly terms – I’ve always thought he carried a flame for Jennifer for years and years after their split – I really doubt that Ben and J.Lo have any residual warmth towards each other. And so yeah, she’d probably let that motherf—er drown. Own it, J.Lo.
Photos courtesy of WENN, PR Photos.