Ben Affleck gushes about Blake Lively again: ‘fabulous, gorgeous young woman’

Right after I published our earlier story on Ben Affleck’s profile in The Hollywood Reporter, this new story with a lot of quotes from Anderson Cooper’s show was emailed to us. Affleck appears on Anderson Live tomorrow, October 12, along with his co-stars, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman. I’ve said it plenty of times: I love Ben Affleck. He’s smart, he’s hot, and he’s talented, but given what we’ve heard from him lately I doubt that he’s the best husband, you know? He just doesn’t seem as excited about his wife as he does about the other women he name drops. I hope I’m wrong, I hope his quotes are being taken out of context or that he’s just having an off day, but that’s the impression I’m getting. Some of you have floated the “douche” label for Ben, and I don’t think it applies – yet. Again I’m biased.

There were rumors that Ben Affleck cheated on Jennifer Garner with Blake Lively while they were filming The Town together. People pointed to these photos and to the interview they did together in which Ben seemed to be fawning all over her. I don’t think Ben was stupid enough to cheat, but I think he did have some sort of emotional affair with Blake that involved baked goods and flirtation disguised as deep thoughts. So that’s why his comments about her on Anderson Cooper are giving me pause. He didn’t gush about his damn wife like this, he just told the Hollywood Reporter that she helped him change his life and that Jen was super nice but that it could be annoying. Get it together Ben! Also, Ben has told this same freaking story multiple times about how Blake allegedly didn’t know that he was best friends with Matt Damon. (To be fair, Anderson asked Ben a direct question about it, but still you can tell he loves talking about her.) Many of you have stipulated that Blake was playing dumb, and that of course she knew about Ben and Matt’s history. I believe you. Ben fell for it. Stupid!

On turning 40
I do like it. I kind of feel like I got to a point. I went through a certain amount of period with people giving me a hard time and oh we don’t have to sort of take this guy seriously. Forty kind of coincided with having three kids and having this marriage that is great and working in ways that I am really proud of and doing philanthropy that I really like. You know, you are forty, no one gets to call you a kid anymore.

On how Blake didn’t know about his long friendship with Matt Damon (Anderson asked him about it)
Blake, yes is not forty. Blake is twenty one or whatever she is twenty two. She is fabulous as you can see, she’s a gorgeous young woman. She was in the Town with me and she was fabulous. She wanted to do research and she was coming off her television show, Gossip Girl, so she was driving down at nights back and forth and really stretching it to get her research done. And I was driving around the city here’s the neighborhood, here’s the people she hung up with – the various people who were in these projects and stuff. And then I just drove around to see the sights, John Quincy Adams home, that kind of thing and we went by one and I said, ‘That’s the house Matt grew up in.’ And she’s like, ‘Matt who?’ And I was like, ‘Matt Damon grew up there.’ And she’s like, ‘How do you know Jason Bourne?’ And my life flashed before my eyes. I was like, ‘Oh we did a movie together, Good Will Hunting.’

On achieving success earlier in life
It’s a lot to figure out early on. It’s a lot to figure out. Even Jeremy Renner who is a young actor, who was forty when he did The Town, and then he got nominated and then he started doing all these franchise movies he just is able to take it in much better than I could and see the perspective much better. I see guys who have lived a full life and come to terms with whatever they needed to come to terms and then become successful. I think you are much more stable and capable of taking it on.

[From Anderson Live]

I don’t like saying lady boner, but there’s no other way to explain it – my lady boner for Ben is going away. It’s like at half mast. (Ew! I’m too girly for that metaphor.) I don’t like it when he talks about “this marriage working” like it’s some kind of business entity and then calls another woman “fabulous” and “gorgeous.” Also, how can he praise Blake doing research for the film on one hand and then find it so endearing that she doesn’t know about his history with Matt Damon? Everyone knows that damn story. I sense trouble, but maybe I’m reading way too much into things. Or maybe Ben is just too damn honest and not that good at hiding his feelings in interviews.

Anderson Cooper has clips from the show available if you’re interested. Here’s a video where Ben talks about sideswiping a car and leaving a note about it. Around 1:40 into this video you can hear him say the part about turning 40 and “having this marriage that is great.” In this video, he talks about being a father. I also caught another quote from him in that segment in which he praises Garner. He said she’s “a saint and does so much of the work [raising their three kids] because I’m inept and she’s a genius.” So that’s nice!

Here’s Ben’s comments on Blake:

Here are some cute photos from Anderson Cooper, thanks to the show. Oh and Popsugar has some nice photos of Ben and Jennifer out at the DC premiere of Argo.

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  1. mln76 says:

    He’s always seemed like a douche to me and if he didn’t sleep with Blake Lively its only because according to Lainey he was having an affair with Rebecca Hall.

    • stellalovejoydiver says:

      I like Rebecca Hall as an actress, but it is shame she always goes after married men, allegedly she is also the reason Sam Mendes and Kate Winslet got divorced. Even though the men are more to blame.

      • LizEJ says:

        Yes I’ve heard of this too. Rebecca Hall seems to have quite the thing for married men. I wonder she flies under the radar cause she’s a brunette with “serious roles” in movies as opposed to being a big-breasted blonde.

    • Eve says:

      Agree with Mln76 — he always struck me as a douche.

    • thyphoid mary says:

      Ben has both his feet stuck in his mouth…heck, down his throat! What a troglodite, what’s next? Is he gonna bang Cooper too and say he is marvelous and mysterious? Geez!

  2. SleepyJane says:

    Shut your face hole, you ignorant buffoon! My god, I hope his wife has some hot celebrity dude publicly fawning over her after all of this crap.

  3. merski says:

    I’m totally with you on that, CB. I get it that he REALLY wants that Oscar, but it’s just so gross… In one breath he manages to talk about how his marriage is not perfect, how he emails his ex and how a young, pretty actress he worked with is “fabulous”. It’s just… so, so gross!!
    I don’t have any strong feelings about Jennifer Garner (who does?!), but I’d be very hurt if my husband talked this way with the press…

  4. hoya_chick says:

    He’s really everywhere isn’t it? I liked him better when he wasn’t constantly talking about his personal life. Hey Ben, how about he actually call your WIFE and the mother of your kids ‘gorgeous’ and not make her sound like a prude, stick in the mud who you are chained to.

    • jinni says:

      Actors always become annoying when they’re campaigning for the Oscars. This goes for all of them.

  5. jinni says:

    Oh I’m sure Blake was “stretching out her research” with him. I guess “research” is what they call it nowadays.

  6. Jackie O says:

    dye your hair blond, grow it long, get a nose job, act stupid, and bake.

    is this all it takes for men to go bat sh-t crazy over a girl??

    somethings never change.

    blake plays the boy game very, very well.

  7. insomniac says:

    Ugh. Affleck was a complete jerk to a friend of mine several years back, and I’ve never been able to stomach him. “Douche” is entirely fitting, IMO.

  8. Amelia says:

    She had to be pulling his leg. She had to.
    Chrissakes, girl, you want to work in movies KNOW YOUR SH!T. Watch the good stuff.
    I knew at 18 they were best friends (although I am a huge film fan…)
    I’ve never really been able to warm to Affleck. There’s something so … smarmy about him.

    • Esmom says:

      I’ve never really warmed to him either. I remember being shocked that Goop was dating him, it seemed like a big step down for her.

      My mom, however, thought he was so dreamy in Pearl Harbor. Didn’t do it for me, though.

    • Minty says:

      Yes, smarmy. That word perfectly describes him. He gives off a sleazy vibe that his surface charm can’t hide.

  9. LucyS says:

    Married for 7 years, 3 kids, some twentysomething girl thinks you’re hot – I can see how he let that go to his head. But I also think he’s too smart and too protective of his reformed image to fall back in that whole “bad boy” thing he had going in the 90’s.

    I think he and Jennifer probably have a genuine marriage and it probably takes a lot of work and sometimes he probably doesn’t want to put in the work. We hear all the time – from him, no less – that she runs the house. His image would take a huge hit if that marriage broke up due to infidelity and he’s already had one comeback – how many does he get? The MiniVan Majority welcomed him back and he’s got cute kids and a beautiful wife and he’s not going to risk that for something on the side.

    As for Jennifer Garner – pretty sure she cheated on Scott Foley with Michael Vartan and Michael Vartan with Ben, so let’s not get all righteous on her behalf (I’m a huge Alias fan and actually like her a lot – but just because you become Super Mom in the press doesn’t mean you’re a saint and your past gets erased)

    • A says:

      +1000. Neither one of them are saints. While I think it’s completely possible that Ben fucked around in the past, I doubt it was with Blake…simply because he caters to the mini-Van majority now at times, and fucking around with a girl almost young enough to be his daughter would be a huge risk if it ever came out…and I think he’d be aware that Blake would possibly try to leverage their history as she is savvy. Ted Casablanca implied that Ben occasionally sleeps with other women and Jennifer is fine with it as long as he is discreet…which I think may be true.

      • Christina says:

        I don’t think any woman could be ‘fine’ with her husband shagging around, no matter how ‘discreet’ he is (and given the persistent rumours about Afleck, he aint’ all that discreet).

        I think it’s more likely that she’s reluctantly accepted that he’s going to shag around whether she likes it or not, and her choice is between breaking up her family and just meekly shutting up. She’s chosen the latter option.

      • A says:

        @Christina. You may be right. However, there are plenty of people who do have open marriages, or semi-open marriages. I could never, ever do it…but I know others do. I imagine it happens more in Hollywood, when couples are away from each other for long periods of time and there is plenty of temptation.

      • Christina says:

        An open marriage is one thing (would never work for me, but each to their own). However, a situation where the guy gets to shag around, and the wife is meant to stay home and look after the kids, is quite another. If there were constant rumours about Jen getting it on with handsome young men, would Ben tolerate it quite so easily?

      • A says:

        @Christina. True. I was coming at it from the angle that Jen gets to screw around too on occasion…but you are correct in that there have never, ever been the slightest rumor of her screwing around on Ben.

  10. marie says:

    I’m not sure douche was a strong enough label, he’s suckin some major donkey balls here.

    I get that he doesn’t think his wife is a bombshell, that she’s boring but dude-you didn’t have to marry her. she’s put up with your punk-ass for years and deserves way more respect than what you’re giving her..

    • The Original Mia says:

      All of this. Every single word.

      I’ve always thought Jennifer deserved better & these last few articles have cemented the fact. She & the kids make him look good. If he could get the same rosy image from screwing hot young things, he would. Ugh.

      And please…he slept with Blake. You don’t gush that much about an emotional affair. You gush that way about a woman that baked your cookies repeatedly until your wife came to town & shut that crap down. Those cookies must have been amazing to still effect him years later.

    • Kyle says:

      Ha. Agree with everything you said except the part about Jen not being a bombshell (to him). She is a bombshell, but narcissistic celebs always imagine that they need more. Looks aren’t everything, especially to the morally bankrupt.

  11. Starlight says:

    Just plain stupidity. I feel sorry for his wife. Be careful Ben, you don’t want her to divorce you or better yet she might not take you back.

  12. Chatcat says:

    Ben the Blowhard. There is nothing smart, hot and endearing about a husband and father to publicly shame wife and kids by drooling/fawning over other women and himself.

    Jennifer, call the attorney, get ready to deal with the kids feelings, because the egotistical womanizer (posing as your husband) is sending out all the signals that he is about to move on or he already has! Be proactive, not reactive! You’ll be fine…just like Liberty and Vanessa, if this is how he is talking/acting/behaving in public, I can’t imagine what a nightmare he is “behind closed doors”. So either leave or kick his ass out, but DO IT before he shames you anymore then he has this week.

  13. Jill says:

    From his quotes, he almost seems to regard his wife like the mafia guys do in the movies: like she’s this saintly woman who’s there to raise the kids, offer him support and keep a nice home life, but she isn’t for anything involving any kind of passion.

    She seems okay with that role, I guess. I suppose many women are (for instance some who have married a Kennedy?) but I personally wouldn’t be happy with that situation.

    To each their own, I guess.

    • OhD says:

      He talks as if he’s a member of some royal family of centuries past who married a fellow royal for duty while having actual love relationships on the side.

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      “mafia..” well, he seems a bit obsessed with Boston, so..

    • amy c says:

      LOL that is the best expression I read here mafia wife so true. still you got to give it to him, that he seems at ease like he can say whatever he wants. He has no care and because he feels it, no problem come out of it for him. Except poor mafia wife jen LOL.

  14. Memphis says:


    Really!? Do we need to hear how gorgeous, fabulous, fun and wonderful you think every woman (with the exception of your wife, apparently) is?

    You’re acting like an ass.

  15. Moana says:

    I want to forgive Ben for JLo and Blake, but he keeps being pretentious and skeevy. You idiot, you have a wonderful family and might have a later-in-life chance at a legit career. Unfortch, you keep mentioning the past hoes and touting your uninformed liberalism. Come back in 10 and we’ll take another look.

  16. lizzi says:

    I’ve always hated Ben. He is a Major Douche in my eyes. It would break my heart if my husband’s only praise for me was that i was “kind” and then went off on how hot and fabulous some 20 something was. I think I would literally go and sob.

    F*ck you Ben. Jen is too good for you.

    • gogoGorilla says:

      I wouldn’t sob in a corner. I WOULD kick his #ss from here to Sunday, however.

      Ben is definitely sending out smoke signals. I hope his wife hires an excellent attorney and publicist.

  17. LeslieM says:

    So this is the second time in a few days where he seems more interest in another woman than his wife. His wife is kind but his 22 year old companion is wonderful and beautiful. The last time he acted this way he lost his career. I think whenever he gets on top he becomes a meglomaniac and the world starts to hate him.

  18. d says:

    Yeah, I don’t think he’s really in love with his wife. At one point he may have been infatuated with her, but it always feels like it was an image and business decision for him. I never get the sense that they are really into each other when I see pics of them. He always looks trapped.
    I also think he’s still in love with Jennifer Lopez, but it’s the kind of thing that will never work.
    I don’t feel bad for Jennifer wife though. I think she knew what she was doing and it’s a business decision for her as well.
    My bet is they will split when the kids are older and they get tired of keeping up the pretense.
    It feels like he’s one of those guys that likes his kids and doens’t want to hurt them, but deep down, he’s not really a family man. He should have stayed single, or at least, true to himself.
    But who knows.

    • jinni says:

      There were stories around the time they did “Daredevil” that JenG would follow him around and was overly gushy about him (much to JLo’s anoyannce), just like Blake was on the set of “The Town”, so he probably does get off on having his ego stroked by women he’s not in relationships with.

      I too think he settled for her because of the backlash from Bennifer 1.0 and because his movies weren’t doing well. She really did help his image and I’m sure at first he appreciated the whole “having a wholesome wife and family thing”, but now that he’s on top I think he resents that the image she has created has cornered him and he probably feels forced to keep an image that he no longer wants alive.

      • mln76 says:

        Yeah and everyone forgets at the time Garner was hot and heavy with Michael Vartan who she might have left her first husband for. Honestly I’ve always thought she loves Ben more then he does her but she also knows he’s her best shot at the A-list on her own she’d be a’ whatever happened to?’…much better the loyal long suffering wife of an A-list/actor/producer/director.

      • jinni says:

        @mln76: Yeah, I remember that the rumor was she was trying to get Vartan kicked off of the show once she got with Ben. The nerve of her. This is why I have no sympathy for her if the rumors about her marriage are true; she’s trifling.

  19. bns says:

    Yup. They f-cked.

  20. Roma says:

    The only reason I don’t think they had an affair as once the guy hits it, he stops acknowledging his side piece in public.

    I think Blake played Ryan and Ben the same way; super easy going, baking, and making it clear she would be available if/when a marriage was to end.

    • May says:

      You’re so right! I bet that if Ben had divorced Jen (like a lot of people speculated was going to happen before Jen got knocked up, again) Blake would’ve been all over him right about now.

  21. Moana says:

    Negative tweets don’t appear?

  22. dooliloo says:

    *grabs Cadbury chocolate* This Oscar campaign is going very well…very well… more of self centered Ben please boy the bastard is entertaining! *eats Cadbury chocolate*

    And no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no and no! It simply CAN’T be. I’m going in serious denial here and say that Blake *pretended* she didn’t know about if not the most famous bromance in Hollywood only to get attention .__.

  23. shewolf says:

    Its funny that he says his wife is kind and not petty or spiteful… that sounds like “She forgave me when I boinked Blake.”

  24. Akmuffin says:

    Three words: Bryan Cranston’s Expression. I miss Breaking Bad.

  25. Emma says:

    You guys really know how to make a mountain out of a molehill. That was hardly gushing. Good god, this vendetta against Blake is pathetic.

  26. Redheadwriter says:

    Ok. Just to save my Ben-crush. Maybe, just maybe, because he cherishes and cares and loves his wife and family so much, it’s easier and safer to talk in short, clipped cliches about them, in order to keep that part of his life more private. Hence when asked about other women, he can elaborate more and be over-the-top.

    Just a thought.

  27. Mazunte says:

    I think this gushing over Blake on TV is highly inappropriate. I’d be really pissed off if I was his wife. He said that Jennifer was “very kind” somewhere. That’s nice but it’s not enough compared to this “fabulous”. At least, he doesn’t even try to hide what is in his mind.
    But he does look good. I think he looks hotter now than 10 years ago.

  28. mthirtyeight says:

    Ben Affleck is not my cup of tea-quite the opposite actually(whatever the heck that is!). Bryan Cranston, however? Might be old enough to be my dad, but yeah, out of all the people in these pics, that’s where my “lady boner” (that term really is gross haha)’points’ to!

  29. lori says:

    Sorry everytime I see this guy I get the mental picture of him kissing J-Lo’s bumm.

  30. TX Laney says:

    He’s been a douche since JLo. Something about him just makes me want to blow spit wads at him but to each their own. Now if it was just John Goodman and Bryan Cranston THEN it would have been even better.

    • anon33 says:

      I KNOW RIGHT???

      I know John Goodman is an unconventional choice, but I have had SUCH a crush on him my whole life. Put me right in the middle of him and Cranston…whoo, I’ll be in my bunk…

  31. Sabrine says:

    He’s out promoting his movie on every talk show and his tongue is flapping just a little too much. He’s saying some stuff that he probably shouldn’t but overall I doubt there’s much going on. His marriage is likely solid and he’s not looking to cheat on his wife. He’s very good at making movies but a bit dumb in interviews.

  32. Dirtnap says:

    Do you think if he was married to Blake instead of Jen we would see more “couple” pictures on the red carpet? I know that he and Jen don’t often pose together. Do you think he would with Blake?

    • lori says:

      No I don’t think he would. I don’t think his fragile ego to take being out shone by any woman. And that why he and J-Lo didn’t last. He couldn’t take that she was more famous then he was, even if he had an oscar. I think that why a lot of them don’t walk carpets together…..fear of being outshone by their partner.

  33. Ginger says:

    Maybe we need to recruit Hugh Jackman to publicly fawn all over Jennifer since they just did a film together! Yuck he is hot and all but really Jennifer is the mother of his children and she is so pretty and talented…Ben needs to cherish her more!

  34. Mira says:

    All his quotes translate to “I want the Oscar.”

    • Madison says:

      He sure is campaigning really hard for an oscar, too bad he’s up against movies like The Master and Lincoln, he will get nominated now that the best movie is about 10 movies not 5 but if he wins for anything it will be probably one of the insignificant awards like best costume, lighting or something.

  35. Craigory says:


  36. Grace says:

    Uh-oh Ben thinks Argo is going to catapault him to superstardom so he’s already setting up the story for cheating on Jennifer. Blake probably was naughty with him and got married just in time to avoid the career-ending flying crap coming her way for it. This isn’t going to end well.
    Ryan Reynolds is going to freak out because he’s used to cheating ON his wives instead of getting cheated on. Scarlett is somewhere giggling right now.
    I just love Bryan Cranston 🙂

  37. T.C. says:

    His story about Blake Lively makes her sound dumb and uninformed. I think he tells that story but attachs compliments around it so he doesn’t come across mean. Kind of like ” oh poor sweet pretty Blake, bless her heart is dumb as rocks”. I had a co-worker who was like that. Trashes someone but adds nice things so she didn’t look like a total jerk.

    • mercy says:

      I don’t think he was intentionally trying to harm her with his story about her not being aware of GWH, but yes, it makes her look uninformed. But he’s too wrapped up in his own ego to care. It’s a self-serving story.

      With that kind of ego, I can see where someone would find it hard to resist trying to take him down a notch or ten by reminding him he’s old and who the better, more successful actor is, or was at that point in time (Damon).

      His single quote about Blake not knowing about GWH received a lot of play in the media. Maybe it dawned upon him that his little story didn’t do her any favours and he is trying to compensate with flattery, but in that context it does sound condescending.

      I doubt Blake didn’t know about GWH, but she is a big Bourne geek.

  38. whisper says:

    I don’t know much about Affleck or Lively, but I agree with Redheadwriter that his lack of elaboration about his marriage could be because he wants to keep his privacy. From his interview with Blake, I got the impression that he wants a hot young 20 something to find him attractive and stroke his ego (he’s slightly like an old perv in that sense) and the two of them have a banter because she knows he wants her to confirm he’s still attractive despite being a 40 year old married dad and she jokes with him and is disrespectful to put him in his place.

    • LeslieM says:

      I don’t think being unable to say his wife is wonderful or that he loves her is too private for him. He’s gushing about riding around with this fabulous, beautiful 20 something. That’s what he needs to be PRIVATE about. Not only does his previous intreview make it song like he’s not in love with his wife, this later I terview makes it seem like he’s being inappropriate with or at least about this other woman. I suspect he’s sleeping on the couch.

  39. Elodie says:

    You know who else praised an actress that he worked with while barely mentioning his wife and then it’s a backhanded compliment:

    Rupert Armpitlicker Sanders.
    He was gushing over Kristen Stewart while calling his wife “whatever”. And Affleck has a long history of cheating rumours: on Goop, J.Lo and his wife.

  40. Sirsnarksalot says:

    Anyone remember the blind on CDAN about the married actor with kids who wanted out especially now because his famous ex was about to be single. Unfortunately his wife suddenly ended up pregnant and he was resigned to staying. Right after that JLo and Marc Antony split and Garner announced she was preggers with their now son. Just sayin…plus the leaked nude picks of Blake line up nicely with his black eye and sudden appearance in staged family outing photos. He is in that marriage because she won’t let him go. Word is that she now has him followed on set now by a PA who reports when he tries to slip off with any young ladie so Jen can show up and collect him. He’s a dog.

    • Elodie says:

      When someone wants to cheat there’s nothing that will prevent them. Garner can let him follow by detectives, assistents whoever, if he wants to fuck the next blond bimbo he’ll achieve it.

    • Talie says:

      Lainey has posted a lot of blinds about Jen and Ben as well…not all of them flattering, but her last one insinuated that they were in a better place, mostly due to her working at it.

  41. Sirsnarksalot says:

    And I don’t doubt for a second that Blake was making a play to steal him and she faked not knowing that he knew Matt. She’s conniving, not dumb. Although I guess Ryan fell for it so she got an A list husband like she planned in the end.

  42. dh says:

    I think Ben married Jennifer because she was nuts about him and made him feel good during a time where no one liked him. Now, he is mugging the cameras and everyone is all “Ben’s the best!” and I think its all going to his head. He likes the attention, and he clearly had a thing for Blake since he talks about her in almost every interview. As if we havent heard this story 10 times already. Still- I love him something awful.

  43. serena says:

    Saint? Is she a saint because she puts up with all his crap? Or because she takes care of 3 kids and does everything?

    That’s not what you call your ‘loving’ wife, Ben. That’s not a praise at all.
    She’s not some kind of maid or baby-sitter, show some love!

    • says:

      Seriously. Calling her a saint is like a slap in the face, after you keep going on and on about other women.

  44. Dani says:

    LOL HE SAID BLAKE IS 21 OR 22. Girl looks 30. Yikes.

  45. Talie says:

    I don’t think it’s an accident that Blake backed off the ho stroll and decided to speed up things with Ryan Reynolds to marriage. She had burned some bridges and was not making any friends with the Hollywood Wives Club.

    • Elodie says:

      Garner and Blake are very similar when you think about it.

      Both always want to upgrade. Garner left her husband for Michael Vartan then left him for Affleck. The same thing with Blake, she knew Leo wouldn’t marry her, Affleck wouldn’t leave his wife for her so she jumped on R.Raynolds who seems to want a housewife and not a working wife.

      Both women have no talent but crave to stay relevant and they see it as the only way to do it by marrying an A-lister. Blake didn’t want to be passed around by Weinstein’s and the like till she’s too old to pull guys who could help her career.

      • mercy says:

        Blake wasn’t married, and rumours she had an affair with Affleck are based on the flimsiest of inuendo coming from a gossip blogger who has been proven wrong many times when it comes to Blake.

        No evidence she was being “passed around” by Weinstein, either. Even the blind item that is supposed to be about them does not imply she knew he had intentions towards her.

        I doubt anyone gets involved with DiCaprio thinking marriage and babies are right around the corner.

        Homemaker and mother are work. Even if she takes time off, she’ll probably have other jobs, like her Gucci deal.

      • Elodie says:

        Girl, next to Kristen Stewart who was caught with a married man no other actress has the rumours about hooking up with married man as Blake, it’s not just blind items. Remember the nude photos she sent to someone while filming that movie with Affleck?
        Let’s not forget that Ryan Raynolds marriage ended after he finished working with her. There’s a pattern.

  46. Jo Darby says:

    He looks a bit like an older Ryan Reynolds, right?

  47. mercy says:

    How is Blake not being aware of the film that put Ben on the map and won him an Oscar and showing more interest in Jason Bourne Matt Damon perceived as stroking his ego? If anything, he was trying to impress the youngin and failed. If that.

    So now he’s making a self-deprecating joke out of it, like ‘See, I’m not an egotistical dbag. I can laugh at myself. And I’m not that young punk anymore. I’m old like you, Oscar voters. A veteran. I’ve been making quality films for a long time. Remember Good Will Hunting, the one you gave me an Oscar for? Give me another.’

    • Jordan says:

      I like where you’re going there. He’s still a douchebag for fawning over another woman while meh-ing his wife, even if there’s an agenda. He or his people had to know there were rumors going around about him and Blake, whether true or not, and it’s a slap in the face to his wife.

  48. BEBE says:

    I. Just. Can’t. He’s disgusting, and even if he’s not in love with his wife anymore, he has children and one day his children are going to read his comments or see these television shows. I would you feel if you saw your father talking about your mother and other women like this. Just. No.

    As to Blake and knowing or not knowing about Affleck and Damon, I actually give her the benefit of the doubt. I ask 20somethings things all the time like “What about that arrest of Hugh Grant” or “What about Vanessa Williams overcoming the Ms. America scandal.” They have no idea what I’m talking about. Like at the time Elizabeth Taylor married all her husbands I’m sure people could have named them but with time memories and historical information fades.

    Ben is disgusting.

    • dooliloo says:

      Yes but It’s not exactly like you and I non celebs living our everyday non celeb life with our entourage and other new generation, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they didn’t know who they are. Blake *is* in the Hollywood machine. Not saying that she has to know the WhoIsWho Hollywood Dictionary by heart, but when working with co-star do a bit of background research on them no? And I don’t mean who are the co-star friends and other privacy, I mean work wise, acting style, filmography etc. hence Good Will Hunting that got Ben and Matt an Oscar and reinforced that bromance image they already had to start with. I mean the dude probably put that film typed in thick black characters in the filmography section whenever he sends this CV/resumé, if not at the top of the paper if he could 😀

      Anyway like I commented earlier above I’m going in denial and say that she played the ignorant card on that one so she could have a convo with Ben… Ha!

    • EscapedConvent says:

      Just commenting about the 20-somethings. They don’t seem to be aware of much that happened before Twitter. I’ve noticed a lot of them don’t know who JFK was! (Side-eye to Kim K.)

      Makes me feel even older…..but really, i thought everyone knew about Matt Damon & Ben Affleck being boyhood buddies.

      • dooliloo says:

        Kim K isn’t 20 something she wish she still was 😀 and she isn’t exactly what I’d call a reference culture wise nor even to be that smart of a woman. Her only talent is trying to stay relevant by any means and cashing millions from it. I dare saying her mother is actually the brain of the family.

        Not everyone perhaps but as having a co-star called Ben Affleck or any other you do some research work wise at least a little bit, not just showing up on the set and be pretty.. oh well!

      • Shoe_lover says:

        Don’t paint all 20 something’s with the same brush. I’m 26 and I know who JFK was, I know about Hugh Grant’s arrest and I know about the Vanessa Williams scandal. I also know about Watergate, the fall of the Berlin wall, both world wars, the Cuban missile crisis and a million other things.
        Not all of us are idiots with no clue although I will concede that there are a lot who are clueless. A few months ago a group of girlfriends and I went to see the Grace Kelly exhibit here in Australia and one of my other friends said “Who is Grace Kelly?”

  49. aud says:

    Idk, I can see him bring more private and protective when it comes to his personal life. So he’s more reserved when talking about his wife.

    Talking about Blake is more about work so he’s less protective. That’s always how I feel when talking about my husband vs coworkers anyways. Way less gushy over stuff I see as private

  50. The Original Mia says:

    @jinni – She was never trying to get Michael kicked off the show. That was Ben trying to pull strings behind the scenes, which is why most Vartan fans can’t stand him. Studio execs told him to take a hike & to stop coming around the show causing problems. She & Michael have remained friendly since their split.

  51. muppet_barbershop says:

    Dude. Each and every human being has erectile tissue somewhere in their genitalia. Fight the shame. <3 Anyway yeah, he sounds like Brad Pitt on Ellen, when Brad was talking about the housing project in the Ninth Ward that he was helping to plan and build. Like, it would be warm and kind if it were about the structure of a new housing development, not the structure of actual people and their lives.

  52. The Original Victoria says:

    After the k-Screwpert fiasco, I’m side-eying the f–k out of you Benny boy.

  53. mercy says:

    @Elodie, I know Kristen received a lot of hate for her attitude and acting, but don’t recall rumours about her and Sanders or any other married men prior to being caught with him.

    There’s also a pattern of starlets getting tagged with these kinds of rumours, especially if they they get a lot of attention for their looks, date other actors, and are known for playing ‘bad girls’ on screen.

    Photos could have been obtained by someone had access to her phone, or sent to her then boyfriend in NY. Affleck was in the same city, on the same set. Why bother when you can go next door?

    Reynolds and Scarlett both said there was no third party and they remained friendly after they split. He and Blake didn’t start dating until almost a year later, and were with other people in the interim.

  54. Dani says:

    An emotional affair is worse in many ways than a physical affair. Must be painful for his wife to read this crapfest.

  55. Shoe_lover says:

    I’m the same age as Blake (26) and while I like her she is full of sh!t. I knew that Matt and Ben were BFF’s and that they had written and starred in Good Will Hunting together and starred in Dogma together. So it isn’t like it’s some obscure detail

    true I “loved” Ben when I was a teenager and may or may not have had a wall in my room covered in posters of him and therefore may know more about his movie roles then other people but still Blake totally knew and played it like she didn’t

  56. dcypher1 says:

    I think hes a douche u dont talk about another woman that way unless its ur wife. Does he have no loyaly for his wife. What a db.

  57. lisa2 says:

    Give a REAL Douche enough tongue and he will choke on it.

    I never liked or disliked Ben. I found him very bland personality wise and on film. I think Jennifer got most of the flack for their break up and even on this site it is always We are so glad Ben is back. Like he had no choice in the choices he made. Now he is on the Oscar tour and he is being a total ass. Jennifer obviously is just dumb or so far up his ass she can’t see straight. I could name any number of male stars if they were going on and on about their ex girlfriends or ex costars there would be hell to pay. And here is Ben talking about the physical merits of another woman the way a man talks about the woman in his life and talking about his wife like she is the help. There is no passion in his comments about her. And how many times does he need to call Blake fabulous. Blake is married now. Leave the woman out of your promotion.I also find it funny in all is characterizations of Jennifer he didn’t talk about her as an actor. After all she too has a movie that came out. Why not a shout out to your wife and her work. Why is she flying all over for you RC and yet you didn’t make the effort to do the same for her. Lots of male stars get the dig that they are pus*y whipped because they actually support the woman they are with they make time to be with her on a RC. Brag or boast about her work and performance. You would think his career is the only one of importance in that family.

    I don’t feel sorry for Jennifer or any woman that allows any man to treat them this way. Jennifer is not a naive player in this game. She likes to be painted and seen as the “perfect mother of the dimple parade”. LMAO that Ben even alludes to this in his comments, We see her and kids weekly. Now the new baby is there for all to see as well. So now we get to see all these pictures of Ben the dad. husband.

    People treat you the way you allow it. I don’t see how any woman would be fine with her husband using the time to promote his film discussing other women but maybe for Jennifer being his wife is enough.

    Forget the equal support and presence.

  58. Joanna says:

    I think people are reading too much into what he says. when you’ve been with someone for awhile, you don’t gush as much about them. plus, didn’t he say she’s a saint? that’s not a compliment? i think he’s private about her BECAUSE SHE’S HIS WIFE, not b/c he’s not crazy about her. he wants to keep their private life private.

  59. baja says:

    you people still wonder why he loves ANAL SEX?

  60. K-MAC says:

    Jen and Ben deserve one another. Yes, he (who most definitely has cheated) and his wife (who most definitely cheated on her first husband)are tools. She is not a saint and he is a douche bag–have at it.

  61. Erm says:

    Could it be that he just meant that his marriage was great, and he was working in ways he was really proud of? I don’t like Ben Affleck, but it’s a possibility.
    I also think he shows no passion talking about Blake either. He’s probably just really non-emotive in general.

  62. Madhubala says:

    Jen Garner gets a pass for some reason even though she’s had lots of questionable “crossovers” in her rleationships. She left Scott Foley for Michael Vartan and then ditched Vartan for Affleck. She’s hardly innocent herself. That said, it must sting to have your husband call you ‘kind and loyal’, while proclaiming his admiration and respect for an ex and calling another woman, ‘fabulous and gorgeous’. Has he EVER said such flattering things about his wife? I see no reason why anyone would think this is a privacy issue, what’s so private about complimenting your wife and the mother of your kids? It’s just weird. If Garner wants to put up with it, that’s her ohoice. But from afar, it’s clear dude is so not into her anymore, if he ever was.

  63. Lou says:

    Its such a stupid anecdote/story- WHY does he keep repeating it? She was obviously joking, as if she wouldnt know everything about ben and his career before&after getting cast in his movie. And also, i now have an aversion to the word – ‘fabulous’

  64. em kay says:

    Celebitchy staff,
    i sure do hope u mention that in your next post about ben!

  65. Bek says:

    I think that the original comment that Blake made about Matt has been taken out of context by Ben.

    I do like Ben, but I have no sympathy for Jen of he is a cheater. What goes around comes around.

  66. em kay says:

    Before you say he never gushes about his wife check this video from toronto. The interviewer told ben she just saw jennifer walk the red carpet and he responded “isnt she gorgeous? I have the most beautiful wife in the world.” Then he said “LIsten, if you’re married to the best woman ever why be shy about it! I married up thats for sure.”

    Is that gushing or isnt it!!! the only douebags and bastards are you guys.

    Also in his USA Today interview he said “my wife is a world class mom, we underatand that being parents is the most important job we have and yet she still manages to be beautiful and sexy and i dont know how she does it and i wont ask questions.”

  67. Flamingo says:

    Douche. Poor Jennifer. If my bf couldn’t be bothered to dredge up a cute story; hell a couple WORDS about how much he loved and/or appreciated me then pretty much in the same breath gushed like this over a woman who he had allegedly slept with my heart would break. Followed by every possession he held dear…