Alex Rodriguez called Jennifer Lopez to let her know that ‘he’s upset’ about Ben Affleck

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Very few people are into Jennifer Lopez’s pettiness, but I am here for it! Yes, the woman cannot be alone. Yes, she’s backsliding with a dude who has a giant phoenix back tattoo. Yes, Ben Affleck has more Botox than Nicole Kidman. But still: I am here for it. It’s fun, get into it! So, as we know, Ben and J.Lo jetted off to Montana for a bangathon in the mountains. Soon after, Jennifer’s publicist ran to People Magazine, TMZ and E! News to give the outlets details of the trip, information about how Jennifer is feeling about the reunion, and info about how she’s refusing to speak to Alex Rodriguez, who has been calling her a lot. LMAO. Some highlights from this E! News piece:

Where OG Bennifer went in Montana: They traveled to the Yellowstone Club shortly after attending the VAX LIVE concert in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 2. “They were alone,” the source shared at the time. “Just the two of them.”

How does Alex Rodriguez feel? A source close to J.Lo tells E! News the retired MLB player is flabbergasted more than anything else, especially since they officially broke up and called off their engagement just a month ago. “A-Rod is shocked that J.Lo has moved on,” the source reveals. “He truly thought they would be able to make it work and reconnect. He has been reaching out to J.Lo trying to meet with her and she has been very short with him.”

A-Rod is big mad: According to the source, Alex is “saddened” about J.Lo’s reunion with the Justice League actor, so much so that he’s reached out to her to let her know “he’s upset.” As the insider summed it up, “She’s not interested in rekindling anything with A-Rod and is done.”

J.Lo needs closure from Affleck: “She wants to give it a shot with Ben,” the insider puts it simply. “They never really had closure and she has always wondered what could have been. The timing was never right and they were in different places until now.” The source notes that “they have always stayed in touch and had a strong connection. She finally has had the opportunity to spend time with him and see where this could lead. They are very comfortable together and it’s easy. She wants to keep seeing him and is very happy.”

[From E! News]

There is a completely legitimate aspect to the revival of OG Bennifer, which is what the “source” described – they never really had closure with each other. He sabotaged the engagement just like he sabotages himself constantly. He adored Jennifer until everyone made fun of him for being so enamored with her. And now 17 years later, they’re both more mature and, frankly, Jennifer is still hot as hell. He’s not “ashamed” of his feelings for her now. So let’s see how it plays out.

As for the A-Rod stuff… while Jennifer has matured, she’s still not a mature person. She’s still the kind of woman who puts her ex on blast, especially if her ex cheated on her with random D-list reality stars. She not only wants to make A-Rod suffer, she wants everyone to know that he’s calling her and trying to talk to her. God, this is so much fun. Keep us updated, Jen!

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  1. Seraphina says:

    I guess A Rod is not so great at gardening either.

  2. Mrs. Peel says:

    Ben > A-Rod in every way.

    • Mcali02 says:

      Agreed.

    • Julia says:

      It’s like trying to rank two dumpster fires. How do you decide which is better? By which one smells less rancid?

    • Case says:

      I like Ben much more than A-Rod and I feel like that’s saying a lot.

      • Eleonor says:

        I don’t know…tacky tattoo or that centaur portrait monstruosity?
        Probably tacky tattoo…but Jennifer you can do better than this!

    • SpankyB says:

      Ben gives me the willies but I still like him better than A-Rod.

    • Plums says:

      Agree. He strikes me as such a hot mess of a person in his personal life, who is dealing with a lot of demons, and there is absolutely legitimately problematic stuff he’s done on a professional level (trying to edit slave owner ancestors out of his episode of Finding Your Roots, the ahistorical shit in Argo, are two that come to mind), but even with all of that, my impression of Ben is that he’s basically a good person. I don’t get that impression with A-Rod.

    • Amando says:

      How could either of these guys be considered good for any woman? Ben is an addict and a train wreck. A-rod is a cheater. Neither are prizes.

      • Still_Sarah says:

        @ Amanda : Yes they are both messy but this story keeps J-Lo in the press with “the-woman-every-man-wants” myth, so her PR team will keep pumping out this drivel. I’m amazed Affleck will play along.

  3. KinChicago says:

    She has such a bad picker. They are both such sleazy cheaters… she deserves better but just needs to throw out the trash.

    • Jules says:

      … before Ben throws her out in his trash can, like he did Ana lol.

    • KNy says:

      I know, right?!? I know he’s married, but I feel like someone like Stanley Tucci would be PERFECT for JLo, but she would never pick someone like him because she has a type and it is MESSY. Tucci is elegant, cultured, oddly sexy, and has confidence.

      And it’s crazy that she looks even better now than she did when she was with Ben years ago. How is that possible?

      • Eleonor says:

        I find Stanley Tucci sexy AS HELL.
        He is delightful in interviews, and he knows how to cook.
        For me men who can cook are hot.

      • Winnie Cooper’s Mom says:

        Re: Stanley Tucci – HELL YES! After watching his Italy series, I have come to realize he is so sexy. His wife is a lucky woman. And let’s also note, good for him finding a seemingly stable relationship that leaves out public drama. JLo would probably find that level of stability to be boring.

      • Lena horne says:

        I’m am as told as they are. Is she going to continue this behavior in her 60 and 70s?

  4. Lawcatb says:

    Every picture of Jennifer and ARod is just a reminder of how much out of his league she is. She looks amazing and he has no swag.

    • Myjobistoprincess says:

      He has no swag, but he has something when she’s around him. Makes him look cool. Makes them both look cool. Watch Jennifer morphing into somebody more sporty and girl next door. She’s like that

  5. dina says:

    I am so here for this!

    • Eleonor says:

      Can’t wait to see the jewlery!
      If she want to go the Liz Taylor route he must shower her with diamonds!

  6. EMc says:

    So what if she puts him on blast? He embarrassed her publicly, and now he’s trying to recover his image by all the ‘hoping to make it work’ nonsense. Girl, go have some fun with Batfleck. And if it wounds his pride, have another glass of champagne and laugh about it while you move on.

    I’m here for all of this.

    • Myra says:

      He fully deserves it. Ruined a good relationship for random sex.

    • megs283 says:

      I love it. I hope she doesn’t get hurt in the process. If ARod cared, he shouldn’t have cheated.

    • Turtledove says:

      EMc- Couldn’t agree more. I am so sick to death of people expecting women to be “mature” and handle eerything in the most adult way possible. The guy cheated on her with randos, and then when the world found out- he worried about looking like a prick, so he rolled out this “wants to work it out with her” sympathy-garnering bs. Look, would it be super well adjusted for her to just quietly dump him and not have any controversy? Sure. But it jus seems like far too often, the “victim” is expected to be super above it all, and in real life, that is not always so easy.

      • EliseM says:

        Just a thought: since she remained friends with Ben, why not use that. There are so many “arranged” relationships in Hollywood, why not ask an old friend to help you piss someone off that has cheated on you (more than once)? Honestly, mature or not, sometimes you just want to spoon feed the nasty medicine yourself.

    • North of Boston says:

      Yup

      He was a jerk, apparently didn’t value her enough to keep it in his pocket

      Guess what, A-Rod?

      If you cheat, then get dumped for cheating, then the person that you cheated on is no longer your GF, your SO.

      And you have no standing to be “upset” and to try to impose your “upset-ness” on your ex. Go cry in your beer or to one of your random sex partners. Your ex has moved on.

  7. Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

    Slow clap.

    And I just KNOW ARod would get PISSED whenever Ben would send the seemingly benign Happy Birthday or Merry Christmas text (you know he’s the type to always check-in with an ex).
    HaHA! I am living for middle-aged people relationship drama and mess.
    God bless Jenjamin Bennifer OG

  8. Em says:

    So here for this. A-Rod deserves it. I wish we could all put our ex’s on blast like this. She’s doing this for all of us.

    • LaurenMichelle says:

      I support Jen too… A-Rod was using her to elevate himself. Ben is a mess sometimes, but let Jen enjoy herself for a while. I like Ben and Jen together.

  9. Katie says:

    This is getting interesting. I’m getting my popcorn. Ben loved her? Wonderful. I just hope this ends well for the both of them and no one limps away heartbroken and in need of years-long healing. Otherwise, all in good fun is good. Please continue.

  10. Merricat says:

    I know that Ben is the one that got away, but eww.

  11. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    “HOW DARE YOU MOVE ON SO QUICKLY EVEN THO I BANGED ANYTHING WITH TWO LEGS WHILE WE WERE ENGAGED!?!?!?”

  12. Serena says:

    “They are both more mature”… WHO? Lmao please, I know where this will lead and it’s disaster. The thing is, they both have children now, who are teens/pre-teens, and are seeing all this play out.

    “A-Rod is upset” like anyone effing cares, he sure didn’t when he was sticking his d everywhere else.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      I was sort of reveling in this vintage drama until I remembered they all have kids now. Kids who are old enough to appreciate the headlines and be humiliated by them.

    • D says:

      Thank you!! People are all excited about his and I’m disturbed. They both have children old enough to read all of this. Her children were very intertwined in the Rodriguez family and now suddenly that is all gone and their mom is jetting off with her ex-fiance who has addiction issues and has cheated on multiple partners. His kids have to deal with yet another high-profile, pap friendly relationship and read all about it. It’s just so selfish and dumb because we know it won’t last, Ben will mess it up and JLo will walk away. Once you are a parent you make decisions that are not just in your own self interest but in your family’s self interest as well. They seem incapable of doing that.

      • Anne Call says:

        I so agree. They have pre teen kids and both of them need to turn down the drama in their own messy lives and be a parent not a jet setting celebrity searching for sex and adventure. Ugh, at least Affleck kids have one stable parent, who knows what JLO kids have in terms of stability. Maybe grandparents?

      • Soupie says:

        @D
        You wrote everything I’ve been thinking.

  13. lunchcoma says:

    So that Raya stuff isn’t going to interfere with this storyline one bit? Sigh, Jen. I think you can hold out to date or pretend to date someone who hasn’t embarrassed himself quite so recently.

    • Serena says:

      Exactly. She goes from one cheater to another.

    • EMc says:

      I think she’s just having fun with an acquaintance that will change the narrative on her- she’s not sitting at home crying over ARod, she’s moving on and living her life. And if they’ve been friends all this time, and he’s single and needs a narrative change, they’re taking advantage of it. I remember breaking up with a long time boyfriend and taking a trip to the beach because the thought of sitting at home and moping was more than I could handle. So I injected some fun into my life to help get me outta my funk. I think that’s all this is.

      • Julie says:

        EMC, if shes trying to reset the narrative then she’s just jumped from the frying pan into the fire. This move with Ben has just reminded everyone that ALL her famous bfs have cheated on her. Rather than focus on ARods stupid choices people are wondering what’s wrong with her picker. Plus she’s just put an even bigger bullseye on herself because every tabloid and pap knows that Ben is a treasure trove. She will not have a day of peace until Ben is busted. And even if she breaks up with Ben before then every other messy Raya/IG hookup will STILL have her name in the headline. “Ben Affleck texting Jlo clone that is 30 years her junior”. The only winner here is Jen Garner as her name will no longer be dragged up in his messy sex life. Even Ben loses because he now has a pop stars fandom on his tail.

        There are plenty of guys she could have changed the narrative with. She chose the worst one. I hope that this hook up is legit because if it’s image rehab, Jlo is not very bright. And if it is legit the lady needs to get into therapy asap and figure out why she always breezes past red flags.

      • Jules says:

        I agree she’s trying to get back at Arod by jumping to Ben. What she fails to realize is how pathetic she looks going back to Ben. Where is her PR team?

      • EMc says:

        Julie- i don’t disagree with anything you said. But I don’t think she’s looking for another boyfriend. I think she’s looking for fun, media attention, and to maybe even embarrass ARod. Which is why fallout from a “bad picker” as people say, isn’t a concern for her. She just doesn’t want to be pitied.

    • Al says:

      That video surfaced recently but it’s at least 2 years old

    • shanaynay says:

      Agreed! She’s getting exactly the reaction she wanted from A-rod.

  14. whateveryousay says:

    This is the best LMAO

  15. Hell Nah! says:

    Immature and petty – Kaiser, you ain’t telling no lies.

  16. Nan says:

    Weirdly, going by a lot of the photos out there, she really looks herself with Ben – happy, relaxed, present. She doesn’t look herself with Alex – she often seemed to be in a mood, uncomfortable or not present.

  17. (The OG) Jan90067 says:

    Didn’t even *need* to read the article to know his ego is butt hurt (but I did lol)!

    It shouldn’t surprise anyone, knowing HIS history that HE thinks he should be allowed to wander around, sticking his bat in whatever batting cage he wants, but SHE should be waiting patiently, and chastely, at home, and never be bothered. Yeah.. NO BRO.

    While yes, it is VERY “High School”, I am *glad* she is sticking it to him in such a very public way, yet exuding and IDGAF attitude. She and Ben are both single, so I say go for it (and excuse me while I get a box of popcorn ready for the next story!).

  18. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    Imma call A-Rod and tell him to take a seat. We desperately need this kind of chisme after 4 years of the orange one and a pandemic. I thoroughly enjoyed Bennifer 1.0 and am 100% here for Bennifer 1.1. (I’m assuming Bennifer 2.0 is Affleck/Garner but I’m not sure how version numbers should work. 🤷🏽‍♀️) Anywho, let’s enjoy the buffet of gossip that is diversifying again!

    • spicydragonfly says:

      @launicaangelina im gonna go with bennifer 1.2 possibly? i am SO here for the chisme and the petty

  19. Chaine says:

    Haha ARod, too bad, so sad, better luck when your second chance with her rolls around in 2038.

  20. HeatherC says:

    this came up in conversation with my cousin. We’re on opposite ends of the baseball spectrum, I’m a Yankee (but NOT an ARod) fan and he’s die hard Red Sox. You can guess how it went. I guess ARod failed to weed the Red Sox out of Jennifer (lol) because he was too busy tending to other lawns. (Thank you PWT, gardening metaphors will be used for EVERY conversation and I’m here for it).

    I love this old school gossip. How fitting that it came back with an old school couple.

  21. Case says:

    Some nerve he has telling her he’s upset about the Bennifer revival. A-Rod thought he could keep playing out the “will they get back together?” angle to boost his profile, and she’s taken that away. Lol! I love it.

  22. Becks1 says:

    Haha, I love that she is putting him on blast! Oh this is fun! This is the gossip we’ve needed over the past year.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      It is! This is old school gossip and I love this type of gossip!! Let her get her revenge out on AssRod, all the while Jennifer is out jab ping fun.

  23. nutella toast says:

    What if she just had a great connection to Ben (even if just physically) and she wants something no-pressure and fun? There’s no danger of an oops pregnancy or anything – what if it’s just what it looks like – enjoying being adored?

  24. Brittany says:

    Oooooo even if she is doing this solely to make Rodriguez realize what he threw away, I am so here for it. He earned this.

  25. Sassy in Utah says:

    AROD still has to go to trial in August for racketeering. If he is found guilty he could be charged criminally and he could face up to 30 years in prison. I don’t think his wandering peen was the only reason why she dumped him.

  26. molly says:

    JLo strung out the ARod breakup so that she could announce it on HER terms a month later. (And without the bit about being cheated on with a 20-something Bravo D-Lister.)

    I’m afraid she’s doing it again with Ben. Except instead of a few weeks, it’s 17 YEARS. He was more famous than her back then, and yes, he definitely hated getting made fun of for the cheesy videos and Bennifer moniker. She’s about to play with him for a couple weeks before dumping him and running to the press like she did with ARod. She will remind that than now, SHE’s the amazing, successful, happy star and BEN is the one with the stupid back tattoo who has nothing going on other than looking haggard in his front yard while juggling coffee for the hundredth time.

    • Mimi says:

      Ben admittedly has a lot of issues but in no universe is Jennifer more famous than he is or more successful than him. She may be a better person, better parent, and have her shit more together but she is not a bigger star than him because she’s sober. When’s the last time she had a bonafide unquestioned hit record or movie? Hustler’s is the only thing that comes to mind and it was basically unmemorable fluff.

      • molly says:

        “More famous” isn’t measured in box office numbers or award statues from the 90s. JLo spent the last 18 months co-headling the Super Bowl, getting herself a 15ct ring, and listening to everyone talk about how amazing she looks. Ben finally confessed to lying about his atrocious back tattoo being real and called the paparazzi for months to watch him literally and figuratively be thirsty on the streets of Pacific Palisades. Their public perception and star power right now is not the same.

      • Truthiness says:

        Sure he struggles with addiction but he won 2 Oscars by the sweat of his own brow and is young enough to win more.

      • DiegoInSF says:

        Right Molly? Agreed, JLO is waaay more famous than Ben and Hustlers was a box office and critical hit, fluff? It was a WOC led WOC produced and female directed movie.

    • DiegoInSF says:

      She was the most famous one back then, number one movie and album with the wedding planner. She was red hot then famewise, he wasn’t even on her level. She elevated him.

  27. pottymouth pup says:

    he cheated on her and he has the audacity to be upset she moved on so quickly?

  28. Jules says:

    What is going on with Ben’s facial hair in that top photo?

  29. Joanna says:

    This is awesome! Go Jen! You know this is killing ARod. His big ego probably thought she’d come crawling back to him and say she forgot him. I’m glad she didn’t.

  30. Midge says:

    ARod cheated on her incessantly. He’s a pig and I hope his narcissistic ass is suffering

  31. Amelie says:

    Well Bennifer Part II is not gonna last if she keeps leaking to the tabloids lol. Ben doesn’t court the tabloids as much as J. Lo, he hates the paparazzi and being made fun of. Case in point: his dog walks with Ana de Armas virtually stopped last summer after the Washington Post did an article about it. During all his years being married to Jennifer Garner, yes we got paparazzi pics on a regular basis but nothing super dramatic until their long drawn out divorce. After Bennifer Part I, he learned his lesson being over exposed and while I can’t say he’s been very successful at avoiding it, he does try to avoid it.

    But J. Lo thrives on the drama and she needs the tabloids to know her every move because she’s always trying to stick it to her latest ex. She is so immature in this way and my guess Ben will be the one to dump her first because he doesn’t need her extra-ness in his life.

    • emu says:

      I mean.. does every. single. woman. he is with court the tabloids…. or does he a little bit? Or encourage it?

      • Lena says:

        Every time Ben is with a woman suddenly there are photos everyday of them yet even though the common denominator is Ben he’s never the one who courts them? It’s always the woman’s fault. Right.

  32. MissMarirose says:

    The best way to get over someone is to get under someone else. You go, girl!

  33. emu says:

    haha good! I love that she is sticking to her guns. That wandering d*** has consequences, A-Rod!

  34. Myjobistoprincess says:

    Jennifer has to have the last word about Arod. She needs to put it out there that he wants her back and that he regrets everything and he’s eating it now that she’s moved on with Ben so quickly because men want her so bad. This feels very teenagey. I find Jennifer immature in love. I see this as her being ego hurt and also as a sort of lack of self esteem. Arod fckd her plan of being the prettiest woman, most desirable, richest, mostest of mostest because of a fling with a Dlister and he we are watching her run around with BenAffleck at 51 years old. LOL
    Watch Arod responding with Arod wishes her the best tomorrow and will be fueling his social media with glam stuff

  35. Renee says:

    Unfortunately, neither one of them have matured very much which is the problem. Ben is a mess that I don’t believe has even been sober a full year. Why would you get involved in his drama? Not too mention her tween kids (and his too) seeing this all play out.

    As for A-Rod, he’s a loser so no sympathy here. This is Jennifer’s MO. She never lets the sheets cool before she is on to the next one. Anyone who dates her should know this.

  36. Nina says:

    Why do I suddenly crave a Dunkin’ cold brew with sweet foam? [you guys should try one, it's really good.]

    • Truthiness says:

      Lmao. Now I need to go watch Casey Affleck’s Boston Dunkin Donuts commercial from SNL with my coffee in front of me.

  37. marisa says:

    j-lo’s publicist is working overtime

  38. Winnie Cooper’s Mom says:

    ARod will never get with any woman at JLo’s level after this. He way out kicked his coverage with her. Look at him. He’s like a walking STD that will hook up with IG models and D listers. He looks like a cast member from Jersey Shore but with overdone Botox. What a joke.

  39. Izzy says:

    Am I the only one who thinks A-Rod is repulsive looking? Like, just ugly. I never got why so many women swoon over him, unless it’s all about the $$$.

  40. BK says:

    This is petty and ridiculous, HOWEVER I absolutely hate that overcooked steroid cheater so I’m here for Jen sticking it to A-rod lol. He really hasn’t learned from his so called “year of therapy” when he was suspended from MLB. Cheating has consequences Alex! You can no longer use J-lo for red carpet appearances and rehabbing your image.

  41. Aimee says:

    Why can’t she just have a little fun with Ben and not take everything so seriously? Every relationship has to eventually become an engagement or a wedding. Just have fun for once!

    I love that she’s sticking it to A-Rod. He deserves it.

  42. Grey says:

    A ROD CAN STUFF IT.

  43. Juxtapoze says:

    I call BS on this. Probably just a story put out by JLo’s people to show “her brand” as still being desirable. The storyline is getting SO old. Just makes her look messy and having poor judgment. She’s so talented and driven. Why not make that the focus of your brand? Take it from Madonna – being hot/desirable/edgy losses its appeal as you & your fans level up in life. People evolve and so should your “brand”.

  44. Tiffany says:

    Nope. I like JLO and she should have left him alone.

    It wasn’t just Ben’s sabotaging ways that did it. It was his mother’s racism that was a huge contribution. She flat out said to him don’t build a life with this woman and have children with her.

    Garner was messy before Affleck but Chris sure ignored it because Jen was white white.

  45. MangoAngelesque says:

    She’s still the kind of person who made gyms open just for her to work out during pandemic-mandated shutdowns, and seems deeply materialistic, vain, and, as you said, petty. I just can’t see why people hold her up as an icon when she just seems like a stage 5 clinger and selfishly rude as hell to boot. I don’t get it.

    Jumping back to a recovering alcoholic with whom you share a wildly messy history just to burn your ex and salve your pride just proves that selfishness, I think.

  46. Laalaa says:

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  47. Hereforthegossipnostalgia says:

    I think this is a public smack down of Arod and the audacity he had to embarrass her so publicly BUT I think at the heart of this- Jlo is trying to achieve closure/give it a real second go of it. They both were enamored with each other and she seemed her most calm and normal during their relationship. The press scrutiny for him was horrible coupled with the disgusting exoticizing of her in the media. There were a lot of rumors back then that she was not accepted by the family/friends (mom &Matt Damon) bc plainly put she was Puerto Rican and not who they envisioned him with. They wanted someone more ‘wholesome and wife like’ less flashy. He dumped her DAYS before their wedding and I think that she really loved him. Then he quickly dated and married Garner within a year. You don’t just get over that emotionally no matter how much time has passed. I think the surface pettiness is for Alex but that this is a legit attempt to reunite.

  48. Bread and Circuses says:

    If I were him, I’d be mad too. ARod may be a dog, but they were together a long time and this is a damned quick changeover.

    This lady can’t handle being alone, that’s for sure.