Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck went on a one-on-one vacation to Montana

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Two Fridays ago, we heard the news: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were hanging out again, shortly after she ended her engagement to Alex Rodriguez. Since then, people have been obsessed with the revival of vintage Bennifer gossip, seventeen years after their broken engagement. Jennifer sent her white Escalade to Ben’s house to pick him up and bring him to her. She sang the unofficial Red Sox anthem “Sweet Caroline” at Vax Live for Ben. And now it looks like Ben whisked Jennifer away shortly after she crooned “Sweet Caroline.”

J Lo and Ben Affleck may have crossed the friendzone, because we found out they were hanging out together this past weekend. Ben and Jen were at the Big Sky Resort in Montana, super close to Yellowstone National Park. They were staying at the same resort and were driving around together … Ben was driving and J Lo was riding shotgun.

They also flew out of Montana together Sunday from Bozeman, Montana to L.A. When they arrived in L.A. at the Signature Terminal at LAX, they took an SUV together and drove to her house in Bel-Air. All this raises the question, of course … are they back together?

There’s certainly a lot of smoke. The 2 were hanging out together in Los Angeles early last week as well. If you were placing bets, bet on them being reunited as a couple. Our sources connected to both J Lo and Ben have told us they’re just friends … they’ve actually been fairly close over the years since their breakup.

They certainly have a lot in common now … they both recently broke off their relationships. A source in Montana who spotted them tell TMZ they seemed very much like a couple.

[From TMZ]

CB pointed out that Affleck is a long-time Montana-vacationer, having spent a lot of time over the years at an exclusive resort in Big Sky. He used to vacation with Jennifer Garner and their kids in Montana, and he took Playmate Shauna Sexton there too in 2018. I wonder if he took J.Lo to the same resort or if they went to a different one this time? I hope Ben has learned that Jennifer isn’t into the camping life. She needs glamping or just a fancy resort with all of the amenities.

People Magazine says that Ben actually has a home in Big Sky, so maybe after years of resort-vacations, he bought a place there. A source also told People Mag: “[Jennifer] spent several days with Ben out of town. They have a strong connection. It’s all been quick and intense, but Jennifer is happy.” How does Ben feel? Is he happy too? I hope so, because I need this romance to last the whole summer.

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  1. Lauren says:

    Someone on Twitter was saying that Ben is hot again now that he is with JLo. I see it. I totally see it.

    • Abby says:

      Yeah I saw that and I kind of have to agree. Don’t know how that’s possible?

      There’s no way this won’t be messy. But I’m here to watch.

    • Eleonor says:

      I saw the comment on twitter “Just to be clear, this isn’t a screenshot from “Jenny from the Block” right? ”
      I thought at the video too LOL !!!

    • Myjobistoprincess says:

      I hope they drive to vegas and get married on a drunk night. No prenup. And then on monday morning they announce that they finally made it to the altar. That would be awesome. we could get a divorce announcement sometime in the fall. Before halloween would be nicer.

      • Tursitops says:

        Ah, but she repeatedly makes the point that she doesn’t drink, and he’s supposedly working on his sobriety. Besides, neither of them need intoxicants to make poor decisions.

    • Tom says:

      Dig your Juicy Couture velour tracksuits out of storage!

      We need a BINGO card. Next square is Bennifer walking a dog and holding coffee.

    • minx says:

      2003– no MAGA, covid, capitol riots. Trump was a minor gasbag celebrity. Take me back, Bennifer.

      • Darla says:

        Right? I wish we could all transport back to 2003.

      • Green Desert says:

        Yes @minx!!!!

      • Renata says:

        Nostalgia is a terrible disease. 2003 was George Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Karl Rove etc lying to the UN, waging two unnecessary wars, killing innocent civilians in the name of collateral damage, starting secret torture prisons, abducting foreign nationals and handing them over to brutal regimes, stripping away US citizens basic freedoms and cancelling any American who criticised this. The (Dixie) Chicks still can’t get Country radio airplay. While all this was happening, so was police brutality on black people, voter suppression and jerrymandering. We lived in fear of anthrax attacks in the mail and Al Qaeda getting hold of a biochemical weapon. Bennifer was just an escape but all that stuff and much more was always in the background. The past always feels purer than it actually was.

      • minx says:

        Renata, I would still take it over The Trump years and covid deaths.

      • Renata says:

        Your privilege is showing. As evil as Trump was he didn’t start two wars that have cost two countries lives, limbs and generations of trauma. Ask anybody living in Baghdad in 2003 and now where they’d rather be. Facing endless bombings for which they have no control or facing Covid for which you have some precautions in your power. Anyway the point was that only a fool idealizes the past.

    • LaurenMichelle says:

      J-Lo brings out the best in Ben…he looks handsome and respectable. Have they been in touch all these years? Maybe they are sick of everyone else’s bullsh*t, and trust eachother. It’s kinda sweet to see them together again.

    • Sandy says:

      I didn’t believe it at first but you are so right. He IS better looking now. Something about his face is less spongy.

    • Mustang Sally says:

      Yes, and she has a movie to promote. The red carpet pics of Bennifer 2.0 will be gossip gold.

  2. TQ says:

    Am so here for this. It will end terribly and be super messy.

    But bring on the Bennifer 2.0 Summer (cuz will it even last past summer?)

    • Julia says:

      Absolutely. Not me breaking up with a man who just cheated on me only to hook up with an ex who not only cheated on me but later cheated on his wife too? Not to age shame but is 50 too old to keep replaying old patterns? I kinda feel like it is. For both Ben and Jlo

    • February-Pisces says:

      Me too, I’m just here for the entertainment, it’s gonna be messy.

  3. Eleonor says:

    One side of me is saying: JLO RUN. PLEASE, you dodged the bullet with A-Rod and we all know this is a trainwreck in the making. Just like Elizabeth Taylor marrying Richard Burton for the second time, it didn’t end well.
    The other side of me is: I didn’t know I needed this to happen, but YES. It’s fun and light, and vintage.
    I bet the paparazzi, who haven’t worked because of Covid are happy too!
    Thank you Gossip Gods. Thank you.
    On another note: Jennifer was gorgeous in the green dress!

    • Julia says:

      Glad you pointed out that Liz and Richard ended up divorced twice. Theirs was not a love story, it was a tale of toxic destructive obsession between two people who just refused to learn. Funny enough, it was only with his next wife that Richard was able to get healthy and sober.

      Also, it’s clear from Richard Burtons journals that part of Liz allure to him was the superficiality of her beauty, success and alpha femme status. He loved/obsessed about her but this was a massive factor. I get the same vibe from Affleck. He speaks so much about admiring Jlos success that I wonder if he would gush over her if she hadn’t had an enduring career. In fact, before American Idol turned her fortunes around he actually spoke down about that relationship alot. I don’t think Jlo is immune of this narcissism but I think hers manifests in other ways.

      • Jaded says:

        He actually was horribly unhealthy for the last few years of his life. He was diagnosed with cirrhosis and kidney disease in April 1981, and had been suffering from bursitis, arthritis and dermatitis for years. He regularly smoked 2-3 packages of cigarettes a day which probably contributed, along with decades of alcohol abuse, to his death at 58 in 1984 of a cerebral hemorrhage. I remember seeing videos of him in those days and he looked terrible, walked with a limp and needed help getting in and out of cars. He may have finally gotten sober but he was by no means healthy.

    • Nyro says:

      This is me. I want her to run n but I’m also here for the early 00s Bennifer nostalgia and the shenanigans these two will get up to. I need her to put him in her next video, full on Jenny from the Block 2.0 with him literally kissing her butt on a yacht. Yaaasss!

      • Renata says:

        Gen Z will eat them alive. They’re alot savvier about these PR endeavors than we were.

  4. Darla says:

    I mean, they were obviously madly in love back in the day. It ended bad, but doesn’t almost everything? Doesn’t mean it wasn’t mad love. I can easily believe neither was ever 100% over the other, and now they reconnect…I’ve seen this twice in my own circle. It definitely happens. Now, being this is Hollywood and Ben has a famously wandering peen, it might not have the happy ending I’ve personally seen IRL, but we’ll see. I like it.

    • Ainsley7 says:

      I could see this working out. They might have stayed together if Ben’s addictions hadn’t gotten so out of control. If he can keep himself together than they probably have a pretty good shot.

      • Serena says:

        I don’t think so, he likes to be the breadwinner, in the spotlight but not too much -leaving aside his addiction and wandering d.

    • Sean says:

      I always felt she into him way more than he was into her. Just looks at all the photos of them kissing. She’s all in and his eyes are open and/or looking elsewhere.

      • Sid says:

        That is what I sort of thought too until someone linked some home videos of them that Radar had gotten a hold of. Them with family and friends on different occasions, and he was all over her. I was honestly surprised at how lovey dovey he was because he really wasn’t like that in public. But maybe he wasn’t ever one for PDA on red carpets, etc. And I do recall that full page ad he took out in Variety gushing over her, before they were even announced as a couple the first time. Anyway, the radar vids are here: https://radaronline.com/videos/jennifer-lopez-ben-affleck-lost-home-movies-videos-uncovered/

      • Anna says:

        Yeah, he was just with her for the press. He loves him some Latinas but gets with the nice little white girl for marriage and babies. That’s a game repeated by wanna-be-alpha males in racist societies around the world, nothing new here. They want a taste but not when it comes to marriage. Just wait and see. Two self-destructive people back together again? What could possibly go wrong.

      • Ines says:

        @Anna, the official line here is that he could not take the pressure of the media on them 24/7. He moved on with a much more low key girl (I remember him gushing about how she wouldn’t have minded an engagement ring form Sears) and she got pregnant very quickly. I doubt that JLo being Latina was what stopped him from committing.

    • minx says:

      They’re both adults and then some. If they want to do what they want to do, have at it. Staged or not, real or not, they both know what they’re doing and I fully appreciate this gift from the gossip heavens.

      • ModCam says:

        MAN ALIVE was he good-looking. It means nothing, obviously, but sometimes I forget what a ridiculously handsome man he was.

  5. Me says:

    JLo will always find a bad boy and hope to reform him. Still, it will be a lot of fun until he gets restless or she has needs of her own.

    • Julia says:

      Yeah. This story has triggered something uncomfortable for me because my mother had a similar pattern. I don’t think Jlo has ever had a famous bf that didn’t very blatantly cheat on her. Diddy, Affleck, Marc Anthony, Casper, ARod. All. Of. Them

  6. Snuffles says:

    Like the cicadas, Bennifer has returned after 17 years. After furiously mating for the summer, the relationship will return to the underground from whence it came.

  7. Alissa says:

    I am just so thankful for this little gossip excitement. things have been boring lately.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      I think Ben & Jenny are just friends but playing this fo all it is worth. Jenny has a new movie coming out this fall, I think. Ben needs all the help he can get anytime he can get it.

  8. ThatgirlThere says:

    It’s honestly as though they never broke up. Seeing those photos of them in the car was like they were parents on a little get away. They look so hot together but the are WILDING!

    She can do better and though this gossip so fun and light, this is not a good idea. Run Jenny!

    • Ines says:

      I feel bad for Jennifer Garner though. It can’t be easy being the next girlfriend after JLo and the high profile engagement that they had, and now… after all those years, he gets back together with her.

      • Twin falls says:

        He gave her a thanks for being a good mom IG post.

      • JH says:

        He posted a performative IG post for the tabloids re: Mother’s Day. PR scraps is all Garner will ever get.

      • Jaded says:

        I think Garner’s well over him and she has a hot boyfriend to boot — she’s probably thinking “NEVER let him around your nanny JLo…”

  9. Cat says:

    This looks soooo staged!

    • Darla says:

      LOL An over 50 woman is having HOT sex with her ex, and some women are just steaming mad about it.

      • Cat says:

        Who’s mad? You mean me? I just don’t think this is real. And if it is, I’m a little worried for her, because she seems genuinely nice and, despite everything, a little naive, while he’s a jerk. Can we agree on that, can’t we? :D
        I totally support her going around having sex with whoever she wants, but not with Ben. It will end badly and for everyone to see.
        I think they’re staging it to get back at their exes. Or maybe I’m wrong and they’re really doing it to get back at their exes :D

      • Julia says:

        Lots of women are dating/having sex in their 50s and older, nobody is mad at that. Whether you are looking for sex or love, proven F boys with whom you have an emotional history are not your solution.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        “I just don’t think this is real.”

        If you are referring to booty call, It’s NOT!

        It is free publicity for Jenny’s new movie.

      • Darla says:

        Yeah idina, I have read that only over the past couple of weeks, I didn’t know. That is alarming and I totally judge her for that. If true.

    • Jayna says:

      @Cat, to reply to your second post in this thread, Jennifer Lopez is not “naive.” She is 51. She always knows what she is getting into by now. A-Rod’s reputation was out there for anyone to read. Two other insta-girl wannabees popped up saying A-Rod was in contact with them or maybe they had met up. I can’t remember. She ignored it and stuck with him. She only left A-Rod because this little liaison with the D-Lister became so public and she couldn’t hide from the humiliation. She ignored Casper cheating on her and laid low until th the gossip stopped and announced she was back with him.

      She has had a front seat on the messiness of Ben’s life, which is way worse than when they dated, and more baggage. She DOES NOT care. Ben is flooding her with emails wanting to start up a romance, and it works for her. She’s got kids and the kids are going through the breakup with A-Rod’s family. But, you know, J-LO is going to do J-LO, rush into a hot romance because Ben is on a platter, pursuring her, adoring her. It’s what he does best: the chase. Again, Jennifer is not naive. He just suits her purposes and ego right now because of the A-Rod humiliation. And I fully believe Jennnifer and Ben are having hot sex. No one believes it’s platonic friendship. LOL They don’t even want us to believe that.

      Jennifer isn’t going to change, nor is Ben. Both will always have messy love lives, it appears.

      • Eva says:

        She is a 50 year old woman, we know how bad this is for women of that age in hollywood. Having rumors of A-Rod cheating on her with young women makes it worse, makes people think that she’s not all of that.
        Returning to Ben, she makes people forget about ARod, and maintains the status of desirable.
        Ben keeps his name out there.
        A win win situation.

      • Julia says:

        I see your point Eva. Unfortunately she based her public identity around being hot and that’s very linked to youth. Ben is still the wrong guy to help her address that. Just last week he was in the news desperately trying to tap a 20-something year old. I’m laughing at comments that present Ben as an improvement on ARod for that reason. Same dude except Ben is even less discreet

    • Darla says:

      Oh a lotta women are big mad. Just read the comments, denial and fury. I love it.

      • Lex says:

        @Darla You keep saying women are mad… who? I’ll go out on a limb and say no one is mad or jealous over these two. Enjoy all the hot sex you want! I still think this is staged too. JLO loves to show she is desirable to the press, and the funny thing is, she is! But you can tell she doesn’t fully believe it, or she’s scared others might forget it. There were rumors for weeks before this that she was trying to find a new man to jump off with after she broke up with AROD. That’s her MO. Hope they’re at least having fun up there, on top of doing this clearly for some PR, because it’s quite obvious.

    • MF1 says:

      I agree. I mean, good for them if it’s real. JLO deserves a little fun after the BS she dealt with when she was with ARod. But… the timing is too convenient.

    • lemonylips says:

      Agreed @Cat. It looks just like they’re taking control of gossip and it’s fine. ARod gets mad, Ben gets out of his Raya debacle, JLo isn’t flying solo and people are talking about it.

  10. Keats says:

    I love this so much. (Marie Kondo “I love mess” gif goes here)

  11. smee says:

    Why so many staged-looking romances….for both of them….is it just a way to be in the news?

  12. Jan says:

    This is both their MO, before their out of a relationship, begin a new one. If JLO is doing this to get back at ARod, he is not going to be the one hiding from embarrassment when this relationship implode.

    • Sarah says:

      She doesn’t have to embarrass herself with Affleck for that, when dropping some hints about his ‘roid shrivelled community peen while proclaiming loving her new single life would do the trick.

      • Jayna says:

        LOL. That never works. Why? Because you only drop that info after he’s been cheating on you. People just think, oh, so you were engaged to and living with for years a guy with a “roid shrivelled community peen.” But now you want people to know? It doesn’t work.

      • Sarah says:

        Maybe not to the public, but it would sure work on ARod’s fragile ego, which was the point of my comment.

  13. Jayna says:

    Always like the gossip, but this is so rebound on Jennifer’s part. I give it a couple of months. I really wanted Ben and Ana to get back together. I think she’s gorgeous and loved watching their pap strolls and what she was wearing. But I do believe Ben not wanting any more kids was the dealbreaker for Ana. She needed to move on.

    So I will enjoy this while it lasts. It is some fun gossip. Ben and Jennifer body have messy love lives, and this unexpected gift to us is fun to watch.

    • Angel says:

      Same, I liked him with Ana, their pap strolls were really entertaining.

    • B says:

      It’s a rebound for both of them, IMO. He got dumped and she was publicly cheated on.

      • Lena says:

        I agree. Nobody moves on that fast without thinking of how the news is going to affect their ex. It serves both their purposes and my opinion it’s high percentage salve to bruised egos. I am cynical about these two and their dramatic love lives because of twenty years of watching them. You young kids might think i’m mad (?) but i think it’s amusing more than anything.

  14. Sara says:

    At least she’s age appropriate guys!

  15. Becks1 says:

    Maybe they’re back together, maybe they’re just friends (I can believe that they stayed friends), who knows, only time will tell – but this is good old fashioned gossip and I’m here for it. Part of me wants to say STAY AWAY JLO but at this point you have to figure she knows what she’s in for with him!

  16. milliemollie says:

    How long until he cheats on her again?

  17. SusanRagain says:

    JLo: Hey Ben, how are you?
    Affleck: Spouts enormous amounts of BS.

    JLo: Haha, Ben. You’re so funny.
    Affleck: Continues to steer the conversation to himself, how wonderful and smart and talented he is.

    JLo: I’ve missed you. You’re so funny.
    Affleck: So yeah, let’s get together for some staged pics, get some attention and free PR.

    JLo: Oh Ben, you read my mind. I am IN.
    Affleck: Great! We can completely focus on ourselves, tell each other how hot we still are and ignore our kids as a bonus.
    JLo: Dammit, you really my messy soul mate.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      “So yeah, let’s get together for some staged pics, get some attention and free PR.”

      Nail hit on head without even lifting the hammer.

  18. Kiera says:

    They go to the Yellowstone Club. It’s basically a huge gated community with a ski slope. There is no glamping involved, unless you count multi million dollar mansions as a tent.

    • Skyblue121 says:

      Besides it is too damn cold here in Montana for glamping. We’re still getting snow.

      • Kiera says:

        Haha seriously!! I used to live in Jackson and when my usb and and I got married in June five years ago we were still praying for now snow haha

  19. Mina_Esq says:

    I mean, they are the OG portmanteau. Without Bennifer, we would not have had Brangelina. I’m here for it.

  20. Zapp Brannigan says:

    JLo is a true environmentalist recycling boyfriends, but this one belongs in the landfill.

  21. Size Does Matter says:

    Ah JLo. Loves to ride shotgun, doesn’t she?

  22. Eurydice says:

    What better way for people to forget that ARod exists than to give the gossip industry a Bennifer Reboot? Genius PR.

  23. Aphra says:

    After so many photos of him sloppy and gross the past several years, I had for real forgotten that he was cute. He was.

  24. Plums says:

    I don’t care, I think this whole thing is amazing, mostly for the gossip, but it makes me like them both more. I think it’s just a temporary rebound for her after the A-Rod breakup, and Ben is a total mess, but the fact that they’re still close enough for a gossip-y fling 17 years after a broken engagement, with marriages and children and multiple long term relationships in the interim, is very sweet to me.

    • Myra says:

      I mean, if she’s having fun, I say go for it. A bit of summer sex with an old ex can’t hurt. I hope it doesn’t end in marriage or in a serious long term relationship. I honestly don’t think Ben is capable of anything serious (unless it’s work related).

    • Sid says:

      Plums, I will say that I had them on my list of three ex-couples where I wouldn’t be surprised if they reunited in their “old age” to live out the rest of their lives as a sort-of-couple. Over the years since the breakup one of them would always somehow randomly reference the other and you’d be like, “umm…why?” And there was one point, years after the breakup and when he was well and married to Garner, where it seemed like Affleck couldn’t stop running his mouth about Lopez and how the relationship hurt his career, blah, blah. But it sure did have the feeling of “methinks the gentleman doth protest too much.”

      • Plums says:

        right? this whole thing so far is probably going to go down in flames, but at the moment, it’s giving me a couch couple from When Harry Met Sally vibe, like the old guy who divorced his first wife and then spent years with a succession of failed relationships before getting back together with the first wife, and she remembers all of their names and timelines even though he doesn’t and is so done with his shit, lol.

        I’ll always remember the time after Ben and Jennifer Garner were just married, and I think she was pregnant and was presenting at an awards show and looked GORGEOUS, and she tripped a little on stage (recovered perfectly, but still), but the camera cut to J Lo meangirl laughing about it, and it was amazing.

  25. Busyann says:

    What if they get married this time?!!!

    • Julie says:

      Divorce lawyers will drop their cards in the wedding reception center pieces. Even if he weren’t a known dog with major sobriety struggles, they are incompatible. He seems to crave the stability of an old fashioned home life which I’ve always said is the reason he continued to live on Jennifer Garners compound for so long and then only moved down the street. It wasn’t until Shookus that he made a big boy move. This preferred home life is alluded to in his 2003 interview with Jlo and then years later he restates it in his Playboy interview. Meanwhile Jlo is very work centric and I doubt she has much bandwidth to dedicate to him and his issues.

      Basically she’s not the kind to suspend her career for him and he lacks the emotional maturity to not try to fill these emotional needs with alcohol or sex.

      • 2Julie2 says:

        LOL. He doesn’t “crave stability,” — he had that and blew it up over and over again. He could easily find someone boring and recreate that life now. Instead, he’s sliding into TikTok girls’ DMs and running around with Playboy models. It seems Ana de Armas starting talking marriage and kids, and they broke up because he just wants to play around. He no doubt wants a soft place to land and someone to cook for him (don’t we all?) but the type of woman who gets his dack hard isn’t some stable Mommy type.

      • Kristy says:

        Snort. Clinging to things he said in interviews 15+ years ago. He’s savvy enough to say the “right” things in interviews (his actual actions never seem to correspond though.) He didn’t want it to LOOK like he was abandoning his kids. And of course it benefits him that he lives in a neighborhood where the paps can sit on his driveway. He has nothing to do with those kids unless the paps are called first. It’s all performative. The real Ben is the dude pushing 50 sliding into some PYT’s DMs for a hookup. He’s not some secret Family Man mensche.

      • Julie says:

        Lol @2Julie2 did you just create a new account with my name in it to respond to me? How weird. Anyway, addiction is heavily linked to emotional disregulation and inability to self soothe. Thats why addicts are urged to find a stability, a constant predictable warmth that we can return to when we feel unmoored. Our paradox is that we also buck against the constant because it feels confining and that’s because our dopamine is also disregulated. In English, we intuitively know the best environment for us but from time to time resent it and sabotage it. Eventually we completely wreck it and that unmooring sends us spiralling further into the disease.

      • 2Julie2 says:

        So much psychobabble to explain away cheating and douchebag antics. You must be Jen Garner, still clinging to a fantasy of what kind of person he really is and hopeful that some day he’ll pick you. Keep waiting and fake-dating Burger Man, Jen.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @2Julie@ – Agree with you. Affleck is a douchebag who really enjoys douchebag antics. If Jennifer Garner cannot straighten him out then no one can.

        Let Mr. Affleck continue with his douchebag antics for our entertainment as he really has no other value or purpose.

      • a0 says:

        @Kirsty All for dumping on celebrities but really weird and baseless to say he “nothing to do with those kids unless the paps are called first”. He’s clearly properly involved in their lives.

  26. Diana says:

    Yes this is entertaining but it’s also annoying. She is a grown ass woman! And I love JLO. She is so much better than this mess… and she knows it and knows better. Some people are literally addicted to drama the way Ben is addicted to alcohol and gambling.

    Ben is unchangeable! He will forever be the dude that Jen Garner had to save and stop at Jack in the Box for. I get the nurturing tendencies some women can’t help but have, but wisdom should have kicked in for her ages ago!

  27. Lucy2 says:

    This is going to end terribly.
    Lol at them trying to say they’ve always stayed close friends. I don’t think they’ve ever been seen together once since their original break up. He has always seemed to maintain an obsession for her, I bet he contacted her as soon as the news broke about ARod.

  28. Sassafras says:

    So, is it PR, or is it just unapologetic bang your ex, sex?

    • Lovesitinnm says:

      She has kids and just broke up a long term relationship with a man they got close with. This is not healthy.

  29. Esme says:

    They looked so real and so good together back then. I can’t help thinking “what if”?
    This rebound/return is fluffy and entertaining, so thank you Bennifer, much appreciated, we needed it. ^__^

    • Esmom says:

      It’s funny, looking at the old photos now, it’s easy to see it that way. But at the time I felt like the red flags were there almost immediately. Ben often seemed highly uncomfortable. He explains it away as discomfort with the paps but my sense at the time always was that she was way more into him than he was into her.

  30. MellyMel says:

    I love it all…let me get my popcorn!

  31. Case says:

    This is the best gossip in forever. It’s messy but I’m here for it!

  32. Lovesitinnm says:

    This is just JLo changing the conversation from ARod the cheater. This is fake.

  33. Julie says:

    I always thought they had unresolved love/obsession for each other. He was IT for her and I never saw him look that way at a woman before (well, maybe de Armas). She’s more his type — he loves those Latinas!

    • Julie says:

      Ben always looks infatuated in the beginning. The stans juat know how to cherry pick and amplify videos that confirm their narrative but I assure you there are pics or video him mirring at Jennifer G, Shookus and even Paltrow.

      With every woman this slowly fades and then you just have months/years of him looking resentful to be with them. Just the other day I saw footage of him and Jlo being interviewed on a red carpet and he’s legit wincing as if to say she’s being too loud. She’s playfully laughing in his face through out the interview and his face never cracks once. I think Jennifer Garner talked about this in interview. How he shines on you and then slowly just shuts down. Pretty sure that’s when the cheating and drinking starts.

      • sunny says:

        one of the most insightful things i have ever seen Laineygossip write is how Ben is constantly part of a cycle of redemption and destruction. I think he is someone who has a ton of talent but deep addiction issues and probably not a small amount of self-loathing. Loving people like that is hard so I hope JLo doesn’t get in too deep with him again.

      • Julie says:

        Lol @Julie did you just create a new account with my name in it to respond to me? How weird. Who are you calling a stan, Stan? Keep clinging to babblings uttered in old interviews and ignoring actual behavior.

      • Renata says:

        @Sunny well said. I was confused by the thread names but you’ve captured my thoughts. Ben picked that phoenix tattoo for this very reason. He’s all about self-destruction for the purposes of rebuilding. There’s also a hot and cold thing with him. I mean he did fall hard for Jlo but no man that’s madly in love keeps delaying his wedding and cheats with strippers just days to the final date. He clearly developed doubts into the relationship and was expressing them in the least productive way possible. Ben Affleck doesn’t stay in love for every long.

  34. Truthiness says:

    This is a great way for Jlo to give ARod the finger for his cheating ways and it’s good for Ben to be with someone who is sober, super healthy and family oriented. Not the worst idea either of them had.

    • Renata says:

      He’s been with someone who was healthy, sober and family oriented though. Two actually, if you count his first relationship with Jlo. It clearly doesn’t fix his issues.

  35. Tanguerita says:

    I am already tired of them.

  36. Nina says:

    Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston taking notes

    • Julie says:

      Decisively not Jennifer Anistons style. If she wanted this attention she could have had it and wouldn’t need to take notes from anyone. I mean the internet lost its mind just because she walked past Brad Pitt while tapping him. It’s time for the Stan wars to start treating women more kinder.

  37. Tursitops says:

    But it’s not seventeen years ago, is it? They have five children between them, none are adults, and they been through and seen a lot. This time there are other parties who can be hurt by their shenanigans. Time to put parenting first, crazy sexual desire second.

  38. Cat C says:

    She’s so the chaser and not the chasee but I’m here for it with Jameson in hand. Cin cin!

  39. Devs says:

    i’m so happy lmaooo
    I love that celebs make seriously dumb f*cking decisions like getting back with their loser ex for attention. Stars, they’re just like us!
    I’m genuinely enjoying all the drama and juicy gossip, the upset from ARod, the sneaky glamorous dates, Ben potentially getting bronzer, Matt Damon’s hating racist bitter ass seeing this and getting pissed off….real celebs are back, thank you gossip gods. I hope Jennifer gets a red carpet walk out of him and a shady comment from Gwyneth.
    It won’t end well but my god it’ll be entertaining

  40. Chaine says:

    Loving all of the vintage photos of them! Wonder how many days before we see some crazy rumors like she wants to try for a baby with him…

  41. Serena says:

    They’re trying to sell this as if they’ve been great friends all along and he didn’t smear their past relationship for years.. also, he’s gross, sorry not sorry.

    J.Lo baffles me, she’s great but it seems like she actively searches problematic dudes to be with.

  42. Suzybontime says:

    Can anyone say REBOUND.

  43. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    I’m here for this! While I enjoy the royal gossip, it’s fun to change up the chisme and Bennifer is perfect! 😂

  44. Katie says:

    Ahhh I might be selfish, but I’m loving this

  45. Rose says:

    Oh honey no, respect yourself

  46. 2Julie2 says:

    Yeah but the relationship that Ben Affleck stayed in and used for PR/career/image purposes was his marriage to Garner. It may have been a real marriage on her dumb end (she was and continues to be infatuated with him) but it was a pure career move on his part. I can’t be convinced otherwise. We know what his type really is –spicy latinas, playboy models, Insta-models, illicit affairs with curvy nannies– and that wife he used to have is NOT it. lol. He’s still using that connection for good press when he needs it (that Mother’s Day IG post… all while he was in MT with JLO, hilarious). He should have been brave enough to live that DiCaprio lifestyle–a new young thing every couple of years. Now his kids get to be embarrassed by his antics. Too bad!

    • Theo says:

      The kids are the victims of their parents antics. Hopefully, they will keep them away from their “romance”. They don’t need a new stepfather or a new stepmother. Fortunately, Garner,s kids have a good mother .

    • Niffy says:

      Great post, 2Julie2. But think he’s genuinely 20% into the domestic, respectable thing and 80% into the rest you mentioned and it’s not just about being as brave as Leo or rebuilding image at that point in his career. There was/is inner conflict about that. And do think he did love Garner though.

  47. MJM says:

    I think this is yet another publicity stunt by Affleck just like all of his hook ups and relationships are these days. Media falls for it every damn time.

  48. Jules says:

    Lmao. These two are perfect for each other in so many ways. Here for the drama and the impending breakup which will be a hot mess. We know Jlo must have a dozen life-size cardboard cutouts of herself around her house. You in danger girl.

  49. JennyJazzhands says:

    I can’t even have fun with this. I find it…pathetic.
    He probably can’t do any better, but she can, even for a fun fling. Or can she? Idk her romantic decision making skills seem…

    • Mette says:

      He cheated on her with a stripper and is consistently memed. Any woman who dates him has to know what they are in for. He always manages to outdo himself too lol.

  50. L4frimaire says:

    So they’re both rebounding and trying to boost their egos. Honestly. If it was just two old friends hanging out wouldn’t seem so bad but two bruised adults having gone through breakups and trying to capture the old flame seems like a cheesy Lifetime movie at best, and just kinda weird and forced at worst. Of all the people they could hang out with, is this what they really think is best for them? I’m kinda disappointed in Jennifer and Affleck is being messy and hope he doesn’t drag her down.

    • Natters5 says:

      I agree. JLo can’t seem to be alone, she always has to have a man in her life. I think this is a little revenge for ARod. They are both messy.

      • B N A fn says:

        I don’t think this is a revenge for A Rod, I think you are so right… “ they are both messy.” JLo left her husband for Ben A … Ben was so bold at the time he disrespected her husband at the time by sending her flowers ect while she was still married. She hooked up with Ben got engaged then he disrespected her by seeing in clubs/bars flirting … he’s was drinking and gambling at that time, I bet he could not care about her feelings, broke the engagement and she was married to Mark Anthony in less than 2 weeks. Now in about a week after she broke up with ARod she’s back with Ben, IMO something is not right with this lady.

        Forget to mention Diddy and that fiascos with the gun in the club.
        I also forget she went with Drake for a minute knowing Ri Ri was her friend…. That friendship was 😠.

      • Okay Sure says:

        When has Ben ever been without a woman (or two or three)? Remind me. Such internalized misogyny. Sad.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        “Forget to mention Diddy and that fiascos with the gun in the club.”

        Well it made a great episode of “Law & Order”.

  51. Fabiana says:

    Does this mean that we won’t get anymore gym pap walks????? No more workouts outdoors???? No new workout outfits every day???? Damn, those were just as entertaining.

  52. Nyro says:

    See, I told ya the “Sweet Caroline” thing was a mating call!

  53. DiegoInSF says:

    Thank the gossip gods for this, I was just getting sick of the royals wall to wall coverage, the only ones I find interesting are Meghan and Harry but all the others are so boring, thank you JLo!!

  54. Jay says:

    But will 50-something Ben agree to appear in her music video rubbing lotion on her butt? That’s the question!

    • FrenchGirl says:

      He will direct the video !!

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Does anyone really want to watch a video of Ben Affleck rubbing lotion on JLO’s rear end?

      Does anyone really want to watch a video of Ben Affleck period? I would rather a watch a rerun of a bad episode of Poirot for the fourth time.

    • ME says:

      But this time it’s Jennifer rubbing lotion on Ben’s awful back tattoo !

  55. nicegirl says:

    I love fun celebrity gossip, and this throwback do over is it.

    Also the debate of the julies has me rotfl rn

  56. Savannah says:

    I still can’t tell if this is a train wreck or a stunt, but looking at those vintage photos, they were clearly in love.

  57. Isabella says:

    I kind of love it. But then I loved the Ben/Anna dog walks.

  58. Jayna says:

    Them being caught coming back from Montana is no surprise. A pap was alerted for a photo. These two don’t know what private is. Ben gets dumped and he makes sure the Ana cutout is papped being thrown away.

    Jennifer gets humiliated by A-Rod and news breaks they are over. She makes sure that Friday to post a video still of her daughter Emme sobbing with Papa Marc holding her and Jennifer’s caption: ” When they are sad, but momma and daddy are there.” And a shot of Jennifer in the upper right-hand corner from her end of the zoom call. Is it only coincidental, or is it a real moment used by Jennifer as a prop about how upset the kids are about this news and their blended family breaking apart?

    Jenniner Lopez is a sweetheart of a human being, but they are both messy AF regarding their thirst for drama.

    Neither one knows what discreet means.

  59. ME says:

    Is anyone surprised by this? She NEVER stays single for long. I wonder what her kids think of this. They really liked Alex and his kids so seeing their mom move on so quick must be an issue for them…or maybe not, I don’t know.

  60. lelbit says:

    No us women aren’t mad….just show some respect for yourself woman and spend time with your kids and not jump to a guy 5 minutes later like you always do. Jen is butt hurt and only way is to act like you are moving on. no one buying it. You are hot looking but getting older by the day so there is always going to be a filler -you need help -be a better role model for your kids if not for yourself.

  61. Sarcasm101 says:

    I call BS. They’re probably still friends. I’m friends with my exes and the LAST thing we’d do is get back together or have sex. Plus, if this is true, she’s going to look mental bc she was in love and engaged three weeks ago. Lol!

  62. Christa says:

    Also if they have been talking, is this why Garner felt the need to run to the tabloids about being with that Miller guy again?

  63. Pocket Litter says:

    He’s gotta be on the sauce again. Dickhead.

  64. Em says:

    How can someone be so dependent on being in a relationship that they jump into needing company from another man within weeks of ending an engagement? Does she even think what kind of message she’s sending to her children, particularly her daughter? It’s really sad. I get this is probably mostly for a media stunt to hurt A Rod, but come on.

    • Niffy says:

      She was crazy about Ben Affleck. He was “the one” for her. Look up her heart-torn-out comments.

    • Nyro says:

      I know. And I really hope J-Lo’s and Alex’s kids are able to remain close. They basically have lived like siblings ever since those two started dating.

  65. Justmemi says:

    I think this is a smart PR move so Jlo doesn’t look like a complete fool after being cheated by ARod and it also plays in Ben’s favor since it helps his image and he was also dumped by Ana.